The Honda Odyssey, one of the most interesting large minivans on the market, has undergone an interesting tune-up in the Japanese market. Honda has introduced important new features in this model to boost its sales. Some improvements that focus, especially, on equipment.
The Honda Odyssey is a model that plays an important role in those markets where large minivans retain a considerable share. Honda has decided to update the Odyssey range in its native Japan. There, an update loaded with interesting and striking news has been presented. Some improvements that focus, especially, on the equipment.
This review is not related to the new Odyssey introduced in North America a few months ago. How has the Japanese model changed? Just take a quick look at the images that accompany this article. And it is that there are not only novelties at the equipment level. Let’s put the focus on the front.
New 2021 Honda Odyssey debuts in Japan
The front of the 2021 Japanese Odyssey brings with it a new grille with horizontal bars that help convey a more solid appearance. The grill is directly connected to optical groups that use LED technology. Also, the upper part is embellished with a chrome element. The lower grille of the bumper follows the same pattern as the grille.
Other details to note from the front are the fog lights that also use LED technology. They are very thin and are arranged horizontally. To this must be added some side air inlets. Also, the flashing lights are now dynamic, which helps create a more modern image.
Let’s move on to the equipment since there are very relevant changes. Now all versions come standard with a gesture-controlled, power-opening sliding side door. Honda also allows you to equip a seat that extends to the outside of the vehicle, which can be practical for people with reduced mobility.
The instrument panel display goes from 3.5 to 7 inches. A 10-inch touch screen can also be equipped to operate the infotainment system. The more equipped versions have an 11.6-inch screen for the rear seats.
Regarding the mechanical section, there is no news. The new Odyssey is available in Japan alongside a hybrid mechanical as well as a gasoline engine. The starting price stands at ¥ 3,495,000, about € 28,055 at current exchange rates.