FIRST LOOK: 2018 HONDA ODYSSEY
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Honda Odyssey is a minivan that has been around since 1994. This vehicle has always been a great family hauler, and for 2018, things are getting even better.
The 2018 Honda Odyssey has been fully redesigned inside and out. The new model promises more comfort to everyone, more power, more versatility, and more tech features.
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Starting with the exterior, the 2018 Honda Odyssey has new LED headlights and taillights. The black portion that can be seen on the D-pillar makes it look like the roof is floating. More glass area for the third-row passengers is offered through the window line that drops right in front of the C-pillar and rises again towards the end. Overall, the 2018 Odyssey looks modern enough for such a practical and versatile family hauler.
Inside, eight passengers can sit comfortably. A lot of improvements are happening. First, the 2018 is more versatile as access to the third row is now easier with the innovative Magic Slide second row seats. If you decide to remove the center section, the outboard seats can be fitted closely together, both sliding toward the center.
In addition to more convenience and comfort, more technology has also been added to the new Odyssey. The vehicle debuts several technologies for communicating with passengers in the rear two rows. New connectivity features like the CabinControl app allows the rear passengers to control the infotainment system and air conditioning via their phones. CabinTalk, allows the driver to talk to the rear passengers easily. Other features include an 8-inch touchscreen system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, heated rear seats, ventilated front seats, and wireless device charging.
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Safety-wise, the 2018 Honda Odyssey features Honda Sensing™ suite of safety features that include Collision Mitigation Braking System, Road Departure Mitigation System, Lane Keeping Assist System, and Adaptive Cruise Control.
As for the performance, the 2018 Honda Odyssey will come with a 3.5L V6 engine that generates 280 horsepower, 30 horsepower more than its predecessor. This engine will be mated to either 9-speed automatic transmission or an all-new 10-speed automatic transmission. The impressive power boost is also complemented by better fuel efficiency, thanks to the cylinder deactivation feature.
The 2018 Honda Odyssey is expected to reach the GCC markets next year.
Source: Petrolhead Arabia
Posted by Maye Rosales on 6th April 2017