2021 Honda Odyssey Rumors

2021 Honda Odyssey Rumors

After the emergence and sheer popularity of crossover SUVs, many thought that the time of the minivan has come to a close. While this was true for many models, the Honda Odyssey remains unbowed. As a matter of fact, it is actually growing in popularity. The model was launched in 2018. It was received with so much fanfare that Honda revealed a new one is on the way. The new 2021 Honda Odyssey has been teased online and we’ve got all the juicy details.

Exterior design

From all the renderings that we’ve reviewed, the new minivan has received a dramatic face-lift. Its grille section is narrower. An upside down U shaped bar cuts across the front fascia emerging from the upper parts of the right headlight to the nose and back up over the left headlight.

From the information we’ve gathered, its front bumper will contribute to being a major part of the car’s nose and also provide an air intake vent. The big van will breathe easier thanks to this facility. Its fog lights are situated to the right and left of the bumper. Arranged in a vertical way, they boost illumination in all driving conditions.

The big minivan’s features get even more dramatic towards its mid-section. Here, its huge windshield curves behind the hood in a stately fashion. Judging from the pictures released online, the minivan’s rear view mirrors have an LED strip along their middle part.

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The new minivan’s doors are sculpted along the middle. Moreover, its windows are bound to be larger. This is because they are one of the main features which was well loved by drivers of the first generation Odyssey.

The minivan’s roofline slopes aerodynamically down to its rear. In this part of the vehicle, there are wraparound, angled taillights. The rear windshield occupies nearly half of the tailgate. The license plate holder is aptly placed while the rear bumper has some reflectors upon it. We predict that the new Odyssey will ride on 18 inch wheels from the factory. Discerning drivers will have a chance to upgrade them to 19 inches.

Interior design 2021 Honda Odyssey

Seeing as it will be a family-friendly vehicle, the new 2021 Honda Odyssey is quite likely to update the upholstery materials and overall styling of the cabin. Reports from the company’s media relations department hints that the steering wheel will be upholstered with a combination of wood and leather. It is also going to be a multifunctional unit. By pressing in some tactile buttons, the driver will be able to control aspects of the car such as air conditioning, infotainment and phone calls.

This minivan is designed for family travel. Hence, it will have a highly functional infotainment screen. Renderings of the interior have indicated that the new model will have an 8.0 inch touchscreen panel. From the van’s brochures, the unit is referred to as a Display Audio system. Drivers will have the chance to manipulate the minivan’s software and adjust its menu layout to fit the family’s needs. The unit is fully compatible with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. There are similar sized displays on the headrests of the front and middle-row seats. They deliver ample rear entertainment as well.

A unique feature of the new Odyssey is that it has a set of Magic Slide seats in its second row. They can slide from front to back and also side to side. This helps the occupants of the minivan set these seats into multiple configurations. The minivan also has a third row of seats. This makes it roomy and quite capable of handling a large number of passengers. With the Magic Slide seats, advanced infotainment, silent interior and third row, the new Odyssey is poised to be a leader in the family minivan segment.

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Engine and Specs

The new 2021 Honda Odyssey is most likely going to be available with 3.5 liter V6 engine. This powerplant produces 280 horsepower (hp) at 6,000 rpm. The engine will also be capable of 262 lb-ft (pound feet) of torque at 4,700 rpm. The engine is highly likely to be mated to a 9 speed automatic transmission system.

Release Date, Price and Availability

According to verified reports, this new Honda will be available for purchase in 2020. Its base price will be $30,930. On the other hand, the Premium trim of the minivan will retail at $47,610.

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