Since its launch , the “Japan-made Honda Odyssey minivan,” one of Honda’s global models, has won the honor in “Best Imported MPV” category for its excellence in comfortable mobile space, evolved smooth driving, engine power performance superior to its counterparts, fuel consumption performance, ultimate safety, and cutting-edge technology. Its annual sales has topped in 2016 domestic large Imported MPV in Taiwanese market.
Based on the highly lauded ride value constructed by the previous ODYSSEY, Honda Taiwan will take the premium quality to a whole new level and represent the new 2017 models in order to allow more passengers to enjoy the ideal "comfortable mobile space".
The all-new 8-seater is introduced in new Odyssey with the concept of multi-seater that can accommodate up to 8 passengers. The exterior is fitted with new dark-colored chrome tank cover and aluminum ring to exhibit the look of a more stylish taste. With the product charisma superior to its competitors, the new 2017 ODYSSEY will offer domestic consumers the best choice in the large imported MPV market.
The new Odyssey is available in 2 variants: the 2017 ODYSSEY 2.4L ELITE at NT$ 1.45 million and the ODYSSEY 2.4L APEX 7-seater / 8-seater at NT $ 1.65 million. Consumers are invited to visit Honda Cars nationwide to learn more about the new 2017 ODYSSEY and experience its unique charm.
The perfect balance between the practical value of top quality MPV and the exceptional ride value of ODYSSEY
Constantly improving ride value, the imported 2017 ODYSSEY from Japan introduces the 8-seater model in order to meet the needs of comfortable mobile space that allows more passengers to enjoy together aside from retaining the original highly acclaimed 7- seater. The 2017 ODYSSEY goes beyond the practical value of the past and challenges, once again, to integrate ODYSSEY’s unique steering, the exterior, and the spacious and practical features unique to premium MPV into one.
The Odyssey keeps the designs of electric sliding doors and ultra-low-floor platform to provide the rear passengers with more convenience to enter and exit the vehicle. The clever design allows all occupants to enjoy an excellent space for stress relieving. In the second row of the ODYSSEY 7-Seater, the “extremely” luxurious, soft-sofa feel premium cradle seats look for ultimate relaxation and materialize the ride ease being cradled with top level comfort and double softness. With the design of seat with integrated belt, the versatile features of seats are enhanced and the ride comfort increased as well. The flexibility to change the third-row seating offers the most powerful space planning that transcends its equivalents, making cargo space for temporary need not cramped. The ODYSSEY 8-seater stresses on enlarging the number of passengers that share the same riding experience, maintaining abundant convenience and expanding practical value; while keeping a low center of gravity, it fulfills a more stable steering performance and a comfortable and smooth ride experience for all occupants.
Top quality and sporty streamlined aesthetics
The 2017 ODYSSEY imported from Japan continues with the vehicle line’s automobile head shaped in flying wing and creates a luxurious visual experience full of streamlined beauty with a large area of chrome water tank and aerodynamic front bumper. The ODYSSEY 2.4L APEX is fitted with new dark-colored chrome tank cover and aluminum ring to exhibit the look of a more stylish taste. The exterior design represents top quality and sporty streamlined aesthetics with a sharp upward waist line and magnificent round arch shape. It combined with the rear featuring the logo and liftgate trim panel as the center and advanced dynamic LED tail lights with guide light bar. For the interior design, large area of the front triangular window and trapezoid rear triangular window creates the pressure-free extensive field of vision in the front and the rear. The concise and handy instrument console matches with excellent quality material, which is used to render the overall powerful drivability and stability, creating a luxurious atmosphere inside the vehicle.
Surpass the active and passive driving safety of its counterparts and provide comprehensive "practical value" and "ride value"
Providing protection of safe travel to all occupants is the most important value for large multi-seat MPV models. The ODYSSEY offers the most advanced and comprehensive active and passive safety equipment.
In terms of active safety features, all the Odyssey are equipped with the system Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA), Motion Adaptive Electric Power Steering, Hill-Start Assist (HSA), Brake Override System (BOS), Brake Assist System (BAS), Multi-view Rear Camera System, Emergency Break Light (EBL), Comfort Turning Light System (CTS), Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) to provide a full range of active safety mechanism. Additionally, Blind Spot Intervention System, Rear Cross Traffic Monitor (CTM), Smart Parking Assist, LED Daytime Running Lights, LED headlights and Active Cornering Lights (ACL) are added to the APEX model, which allows its active safety configuration to surpass its equivalents.
In the field of passive safety, the ODYSSEY adopts Honda's newly evolved G-Force Control Technology (G-CON) and Advanced Compatibility Engineering (ACE) high-rigidity body structure, together with 6 Supplemental Restraint System (SRS airbags), Front Seat Headrest, five/six Rear Seat Headrests, and dual front seat automatic Emergency Locking Retractor (ELR). All models are equipped with three-point type seat belt ELR in the second and third row seats and ISOFIX child seat attachment system in the second row to provide a comprehensive passive safety and guarantee maximum security in each trip.
Cutting-edge technology is used to achieve fuel efficiency and drivability that transcend the counterparts
The ODYSSEY’s engine is developed Earth Dreams Technology. It adopts a new cylinder body and a resin rocker cover and the shape of the piston is changed to reduce the weight. The cylinder bores are offset by 8mm to reduce sliding friction, which enables the new engine to function more delicately and smoothly. The new ODYSSEY produces maximum 175 PS (172 horsepower). The CVT transmission featuring G-Design Paddle Shift can create the best fuel consumption of 14.8 km/L (FTP conversion value) in comparison with the equivalents. With the assistance of the Eco Assist– “Ecological Drive Assist System” and start-stop system, fuel efficiency is estimated to be further enhanced by 10%. The APEX model is equipped with the integrated Aero Package, which not only strengthens the car body’s stability but also improves wind resistance and reduces fuel consumption. Apart from increasing driving pleasure, it ranks first in fuel-efficiency performance among its competitors in the market and achieves powerful drivability. (The foregoing figures are the FTP conversion values of American drive mode based on The Fuel Economy Guide published by the U.S. Department of Energy and the Environmental Protection Agency. They are 1.15 times higher than the values of EC tests. In case of real driving on the road, the actual value of fuel consumption tends to be lower than the test value due to weather, traffic, load, use of air-conditioning system, driving habits, vehicle maintenance and other factors.)
Holistic design and high-tech equipment with you all the way forward
The 2017 ODYSSEY 2.4 L ELITE includes keyless Smart Entry and Push Button Start as standard features. The ODYSSEY 7-seater/ 8-seater features “7.0-inch Touchscreen Audio System” to provide a more diverse and convenient media link. It allows music to be transmitted wirelessly to the audio host and mobile device information uploaded to the host via HDMI cable or MirrorLink function. Also, the built-in satellite navigation system can provide the driver with High-Definition Multimedia Interface. Furthermore, the ODYSSEY is equipped with Cooling, Heating and Climate Control that uses capacitive touch panel for luxury cars. All models are paired with rear-seat air conditioning, and the APEX models are also fitted with Three Zone Climate Control to satisfy the different temperature needs of passengers in the left, right, front and rear seats.
Since its launch in 1994, Honda ODYSSEY has been applying the advanced MVP concept to design passenger vehicles and provide consumers with the best solution of the multi-passenger vehicle. By taking the lead in MPV’s revolutionary functional development, and constantly evolving in power, safety, energy saving, quality, and ride fun, ODYSSEY was well-received by the Taiwanese customers. Customers are invited to visit Honda Cars nationwide to learn more about the ODYSSEY and experience its unique charm.