Unlike previous Odyssey models, the new Odyssey Concept shows that the next-generation version will offer a more aggressive take on minivans with a wider stance and a slightly lower roofline.
“The Odyssey established its reputation by providing families with what they most want in a minivan – great functionality, an emphasis on safety and good fuel economy,” said Vicki Poponi, assistant vice president of American Honda product planning. “Odyssey then further delighted customers with its surprisingly engaging, fun-to-drive and dynamic nature. The next-generation Odyssey promises to take these strengths to a higher level while adding more style and personality.”
Honda says the redesigned Odyssey will also see improved interior seating, packaging and storage.
Honda said that enhanced aerodynamics and advanced powertrain technologies will contribute to the next-generation Odyssey’s increased fuel efficiency. Ready to make its debut in the fall, the 2011 Honda Odyssey is expected to achieve an EPA-estimated fuel-economy of 19/28 mpg (city/highway) on select models.