On February 5, Honda Motor Company released its new hybrid and updated gasoline models for the Odyssey and Odyssey Absolute.
The hybrid model is Hondaâ€™s first premium minivan to feature their Sport Hybrid i-MMD technology. It offers class-leading fuel efficiency of 26.0km/liter (JC08 mode). This new motor was developed with an innovative winding method and structure in pursuit of increased system efficiency. It has been downsized (smaller and lighter) by approximately 23% while achieving high torque and high output. In addition, by compactly placing the lithium-ion battery underneath the front row of seating, Honda has maintained its spaciousness and convenience as well as achieving exceptional fuel-efficiency and a stylishly powerful ride.
The Odyssey Hybrid Absolute comes standardized with Honda Sensing driver assistance technology. This package includes Pedestrian Collision Mitigation Steering System, which helps to avoid collisions with pedestrians by providing audio and visual warnings to alert the driver. It also comes with Adaptive Cruise Control equipped with a radar and monocular camera to detect the distance and speed gap with the vehicle ahead.
In addition, the Hybrid Absolute offers headlight sub-reflectors and other exclusive features as well as driverâ€™s side power seating and custom 17-inch aluminum wheels.
The Honda Odyssey hybrid models are priced from 3,560,000 yen to 4,056,400 yen.