In the world of minivans, Honda Odyssey is definitely one of the top players. This model is present for more than a two decades and so far, there are four generations if this great minivan. Current model was launched in 2011 and if we consider that company usually releases next-generation model every six years, it is expected that fifth generations of this minivan should come in 2016, probably as 2017 Honda Odyssey. This is not just a prediction – testing model has been spotted few times on the roads and it seems than new models is in advanced stage of development.
2017 Honda Odyssey redesign
The Honda Odyssey will be related to several models of the company. When it is about platform, it will use the same one that can be found in models like Honda Pilot or Acura MDX. On the other side, it seems that new model will use suspension will be borrowed from Ridgeline. When it is about visual appearance, the testing model is completely camouflaged, so we can only conclude that there will be big changes, compared to current model. The 2017 Honda Odyssey will come with more attractive and futuristic look, but we also noticed that lower parts are designed to provide some room for additional components. This basically means that you should expect a hybrid version too. It is still early to speculate about interior, but it is expected that new model will be more luxurious, with the styling similar to Acura MDX.
2017 Honda Odyssey engine
Although it isn’t officially confirmed yet, it is pretty much for sure that 2017 Honda Odyssey will be powered by 3.5 liter Earth Dreams V6, same that is used for new Accord. This aluminum-plated engine outputs 278 horsepower and 252 lb-ft of torque in new Accord and similar amount of power is expected in new minivan. Transmission is expected to remain the same 6-speed automatic. It is expected that 2017 Honda Odyssey will come in hybrid variant too. The exact configuration is still unknown, but it could be also borrowed from Accord.
2017 Honda Odyssey release date and price
The 2017 Honda Odyssey is expected to come in 2016, probably in the last quarter of the year. When it is about price, it is expected that new model won’t cost much higher than current model.