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26th February, 2014

The all-new, fifth-generation Honda Odyssey is an evolution in design, features and performance. It is available for the first time with either seven or eight seats, offering even more choice and flexibility.

What’s New

• Dynamic driving and excellent fuel efficiency: newly-developed 2.4 litre engine with strong acceleration and outstanding fuel efficiency
• Newly-developed CVT with torque converter: complements engine performance to further improve fuel efficiency
• Exterior design: elegantly proportioned body that is bigger on the inside and outside
• Packaging: spacious interior with an ultra-low floor, quality materials used throughout and underfloor storage of third row seats
• Flexible and comfortable seating: choice of either seven or eight seats, a number of different seating options and Captain’s Chairs with 'ottoman' (VTi-L only)
• Power sliding doors: ensures easy entry and exit in car parks and when your hands are full
• Advanced technology and safety features: Odyssey’s practical technology makes it easier to see what’s around you and makes parking a breeze
• Display Audio: new technology to keep you connected

The Odyssey Challenge

The idea for the Honda Odyssey came from the concept of the “Creative People Mover”. Before its global launch in 1994, increasing consumer demand for a vehicle to carry families and small groups led Honda engineers to develop a new, multi-passenger vehicle different from the existing one-box car, which basically added a larger cabin space to a sedan body.

The second-generation Odyssey built on this strong foundation, with improved driving performance, a bigger cabin space, better handling and engine performance.

The third-generation further refined the engine and ensured that space and comfort were maintained.

With the fourth-generation, every aspect of the Odyssey’s driving dynamics and cabin space was revisited, continuing to challenge the norm and provide new attributes.

Honda engineers strived to achieve the ultimate balance between excellent driving performance and the spaciousness needed to carry the whole family. The fifth-generation retains everything customers know and enjoy about the Odyssey and brings in new characteristics; an all-new 'Earth Dreams' CVT with torque converter matched to a new 2.4 litre engine, advanced technology, new safety features and a striking, bold design.

Globally, the Odyssey has sold over 1.59 million units, with over 29,000 here in Australia.

The all-new fifth-generation Honda Odyssey sets a new standard for people movers. Available in two variants, the VTi features eight seats, while the VTi-L features seven seats.

Odyssey VTi equipment

• 2.4 litre DOHC i-VTEC engine delivering 129kW @ 6,200 rpm and 225 Nm of torque at 4,000 rpm • Continuously Variable Transmission with torque converter and paddle shift
• Fuel consumption of 7.6 litres per 100 kilometres (combined cycle) and CO2 emissions of 178 grammes per kilometre
• Idle stop
• ECON Mode and Eco Assist
• Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA) and Traction Control System (TCS)
• Anti-lock Brake System (ABS), Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD)
• Emergency Brake Assist (EBD) and Emergency Stop Signal (ESS)
• Tyre Deflation Warning System (DWS)
• Front, side and full-length curtain airbags (including third-row seats)
• MacPherson strut front and torsion beam rear suspension
• Motion Adaptive Electric Power Steering (MA-EPS)
• Ventilated front and solid rear disc brakes
• Power sliding door with remote open/close for passenger side
• Two-speed variable intermittent windscreen wipers and rear window wiper
• Halogen headlights with auto on/off
• Daytime Running Lights
• Cruise control with steering wheel mounted buttons
• Multi-information display
• Display Audio system (radio, CD, MP3) with touch screen
• HDMI jack and two USB ports
• Bluetooth connectivity with audio streaming
• Hill Start Assist (HAS)
• Front and rear climate control
• Power windows with remote open
• Day/night rear view mirror
• Tilt and telescopic steering column
• Eight seats with cloth trim
• Retractable third row seat with 40/20/40 split fold
• Ten cup holders
• Sunglass holder with conversation mirror
• 17 inch alloy wheels with temporary spare
• Leather wrapped steering wheel

Odyssey VTi-L specifications and equipment (in addition to or amended from VTi version)

• Fuel consumption of 7.8 litres per 100 kilometres (combined cycle) and 183 grammes CO2 per kilometre
• Automated Smart Park Assist
• Multi-view camera system with three modes (normal, 180 degree wide angle and top-down view)
• Blind Spot Information System
• Cross-traffic warning
• Aero front and rear bumpers with sports grille
• Aero side skirts
• Electric sunroof
• LED headlights with auto on/off and Active Cornering Lights
• Front fog lights
• Leather trim with heated front seats
• Power sliding doors with remote open/close
• Roll-up sunshade for sliding doors
• Smart entry with push-button start
• Eight-way power seat adjustment for driver
• Four-way power seat adjustment for passenger
• Second row Captain’s Chairs with arm rests and ottoman
• Eight cup holders
• Seven seats with leather trim

Design Concept

The ultimate balance between a utility and passenger vehicle

Characteristics of a Utility Vehicle
• Spacious cabin
• Easy entry and exit
• Relaxing, comfortable seating
• Variety of seating arrangements
• Spacious cargo room

Characteristics of a Passenger Vehicle
• Outstanding driving performance and fuel efficiency
• Ease in handling and excellent visibility
• Outstanding NVH
• Unique styling

It was not simply a matter of increasing cabin space and leaving it at that. The all-new Honda Odyssey had to build on the outgoing model’s characteristics and improve them.

The new Odyssey has a dynamic, elegant form and low centre of gravity, providing a design that stands out amongst people movers. The cabin was designed around the concept of the ‘modern hotel suite’, that envelopes all occupants in comfort and relaxation.

Previous generations of Odyssey were able to achieve sedan-like dynamics. To advance these qualities of a passenger vehicle, the fifth-generation Odyssey needed to be more spacious and easy to use.

It would have been easy to simply increase the Odyssey’s body height to make the cabin bigger. However, an increase in body height could compromise the Odyssey’s excellent driving dynamics during turns and increase the impact of crosswinds. It could also compromise its unique well proportioned exterior design.

To address this issue, Honda engineers revisited the basics of automobile design and established a platform with an ultralow floor, making it possible to increase the height of the cabin while maintaining the vehicle’s centre of gravity. The packaging of new Odyssey was based on this platform.

The new Odyssey has achieved a bigger cabin space than any of its predecessors. Its utility has also dramatically increased. Key features include the vastly improved entry and exit with the adoption of sliding doors, the low step-in as well as the comfort and sense of relaxation provided by the newly-structured interior seat design; the VTi featuring eight seats; the VTi-L with its unique Captain’s Chairs; and the third row that can accommodate small adults.

Driving comfort, stable handling and a smooth ride, features appreciated by Next Car in the previous model, are further enhanced by the improved suspension while maintaining the vehicle’s low centre of gravity. Dynamic driving and class leading fuel efficiency are achieved through the adoption of a newly developed 2.4 litre DOHC i-VTEC 'Earth Dreams' engine and CVT with Idle Stop.

Outstanding levels of NVH are complemented by excellent manoeuvrability and visibility.

Furthermore, the radical new styling was achieved through ingenious vehicle design, ensuring a spacious cabin and low profile roofline.

Taking on these challenges, Honda perfected the new Odyssey; the next generation people mover that fulfills the need for comfortable mobility and achieves the perfect balance between a utility and passenger vehicle.

The new Odyssey is the first vehicle in the Honda range in Australia to feature the next-generation of Honda’s audio system: Display Audio. The touch screen displays audio functionality, hands-free Bluetooth functionality as well as system information.

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The all-new Odyssey is on sale now.

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