THE new Honda Odyssey no doubt is a show stopper. It reflects Honda’s sense of creativity in every respect.
When Honda Motor Company recently went back to the drawing board to modify the Odyssey for the 2012 model year, it was almost certain that the automaker, more than anything else, would make the minivan a rallying point of sort for families, friends and holidaymakers who wished there is a minivan that could offer unbeatable satisfaction.
And true to this postulation, Honda did coming up with a minivan it described as a “greater way to share good times.”
Also adding that Odyssey was purposefully crafted to enhance family ties, the automaker said the vehicle’s spirited performance, luxurious comfort and effortlessly reconfigurable seating for eight makes the van a pleasurable experience for every occupant.”
So, whether enjoying an uptown evening or taking friends to the beach, the new Odyssey makes her occupants feel right at home in a somewhat sleek, smooth and distinctive way.
Mr. Deepak Daryanani, Director, Sales and Marketing, The Honda Place, exclusive distributors of Honda automobiles in Nigeria shared this view the product presentation of the new Odyssey to local automobile media at The Avenues Hotel, Victoria Island Lagos.
He said Odyssey was completely redesigned to reassert its status as an exceptional minivan with undoubtedly luxury sensation.
And that is the impression the Odyssey conveys. A power tailgate and doors coupled with convenient opening and closing via power or remote key distinguish the Odyssey from competitions. What’s more, Odyssey’s sporty aluminum wheels with precision detailing radiate Honda’s quality.
This is in addition to the multi-information display, fuel economy, outside temperature, control switches on steering wheel, hands free phone as well as audio and cruise controls.
The rearview 3-mode monitor that enhances simpler parking with guide assistance is inconceivably amazing. Some of its class-leading achievements include the highest EPA highway fuel economy rating for an eight-passenger minivan, 28 mpg and best possible safety ratings of 5-star from both the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Overall Vehicle Score and Top Safety pick of Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) – an achievement no other minivan has surpassed yet.
Mr. Daryanani said the Odyssey though comes in five models, only the Elite version is available in the Nigerian market.
All the models he reiterated provide a unique combination of features, value and luxury with in-vehicle entertainment technology.
However changes for 2012 include the addition of select features including Bluetooth Hands-FreeLink, intelligent Multi-Information Display (i-MID) with an 8-inch TFT screen, a 2-GB CD Library and a USB Audio Interface. An advanced 3.5-liter, 24-valve, SOHC, i-VTEC V-6 engine with Variable Cylinder Management (VCM) provides a balanced combination of performance, fuel economy and low emissions.
For instance, when cruising at steady speeds, two or three cylinders run dormant to save fuel without sacrificing performance.
Press the pedal and all cylinders come roaring to life so you can enjoy spirited V6 acceleration and 4-cylinder economy from innovative powerplant.
Odyssey engine produces 248hp (the most ever for Odyssey) and 250 lb-ft. of torque, while delivering an EPA-estimated city/highway/combined fuel economy of 19/28/22 mpg across board.