2016 Honda Odyssey Preview and Concept

2016 Honda Odyssey Preview and Concept2016 Honda Odyssey Preview and Concept – The Honda Odyssey is a minivan manufactured by Japanese automaker Honda since 1994, marketed worldwide, and now in its fourth & fifth generation in North America and Japan, respectively.

The Odyssey had originally been conceived and engineered in Japan, in the wake of country’s economic crisis of the 1990s – which in turn imposed severe constraints on the vehicle’s size and overall concept, dictating the minivan’s manufacture in an existing facility with minimal modification. The result was a smaller minivan, in the Compact MPV class, that was well received in the Japanese domestic market[1] and less well received in North America.] The first generation Odyssey was marketed in Europe as the Honda Shuttle.

Subsequent generations diverged to reflect market variations, and Honda built a plant in Lincoln, Alabama, incorporating the ability to manufacture larger models.  Since model year 1999, Honda has marketed a larger (large MPV-class) Odyssey in North America and a smaller Odyssey in Japan and other markets. Honda also offered the larger North American Odyssey in Japan asHonda LaGreat between 1999 and 2004. (wikipedia) 2016 Honda Odyssey Preview and Concept.

tha competitor for this car : Mercedes Sprinter passenger van, Chrysler Town & Country, Dodge Grand Caravan, Ford Flex, Lincoln MKT, Toyota Sienna

2016 Honda Odyssey Preview and Concept

2015 Honda Odyssey.

2016 Honda Odyssey Preview

2016 Honda Odyssey Preview and Concept

2016 Honda Odyssey Preview and Concept

2016 Honda Odyssey Concept

Everything we are hearing points to a major redesign. While models like the Honda Pilot tend to evolve over time, the model-year ’16 Odyssey is expected to be different in every way, except that it will remain a three-row, five-door minivan. We’re guessing it will be modern, stylish and about as aggressive-looking as befits a practical family vehicle. Remember how radically different the Civic was when the eighth generation was launched in 2006? We could be looking at the same type of deal here.

Any mechanical changes?

It seems unlikely that with such a massive redesign, the mechanicals will remain largely as they are, even though the underpinnings in model-year 2015 version are just a little short of excellent. The 3.5-liter V-6 is good at its job and delivers 248 horsepower and 250 pounds per foot of torque, but a newer version of something similar is likely to be installed along with the manufacturer’s latest efficient automatic transmission. The model-year ’15 offering already drives and rides better than any of the competition, so Honda faces a challenge in one-upping itself.

Will fuel economy improve?

This minivan is already considerably more economical than its competitors, but the Japanese auto giant will still try to improve on the current EPA certified figures of 19 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway. A smaller, lighter engine, coupled with a seven-, eight- or even nine-speed automatic transmission, should ensure even better gas mileage.

Will it have new features?

If you have the money to spend, you can already have just about every feature and gadget imaginable. That isn’t to say that the base LX model doesn’t have plenty of standard features, because it does. The model-year 2015 entry-level Odyssey includes air conditioning, Bluetooth connectivity, two gigabytes of audio storage, USB audio connectivity, a rearview camera and an eight-inch TFT information display. The next model should build on this, and it could also include a number of cutting-edge safety features that are starting to appear throughout the rest of the manufacturer’s range.

2016 Honda Odyssey Preview and Concept – source : carpreview.com

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