2016 Honda Odyssey Redesign, Specs and Review

Rumors are spreading that the 2016 Honda Odyssey is going for production by the end of 2015. Even if it isn’t confirmed yet, people are anticipating these rumors. Many are expecting that the upcoming Odyssey to feature larger cabin and better seating. Visual appearance wise, the vehicle is expected to get slight modification in several parts of its exterior.

2016 Honda Odyssey In Motion

This model was developed during crises in Japan in the beginning of the nineties, so its size was largely decreased so it could fit in Compact MPV class. This small mini-van was well received in Japan, but when they tried to export it to United States, it didn’t get the expected popularity. After this, Honda decided to introduce a larger MVP that’s going to be sold in United States, which is when the regular US Odyssey was born. Later this model was introduced on Japanese market and it was named Honda LaGreat. 2016 model is going to be the new generation Honda Odyssey, so we expect a lot nice updates.

Exterior

It will be a five door model comprising of three rows of seats for accommodating seven adult passengers. For it to remain competitive in the market, the designers are expected to give it an absolutely new look. Furthermore, there are plans to reduce its weight for fuel efficiency purposes and its overall performance. Its front has been totally redesigned to include new LED headlight, front bumper and grille. Similarly, the new machine will have a wider body frame which shall enhance passenger space. This new model shall be available in various color shades to suite clients’ tastes and preferences. Other additional external features include back lighting and front and rear side bumpers.

2016 Honda Odyssey Side View

Interior

If you have the money to spend, you can already have just about every feature and gadget imaginable. That isn’t to say that the base LX model doesn’t have plenty of standard features, because it does. The model-year 2015 entry-level Odyssey includes air conditioning, Bluetooth connectivity, two gigabytes of audio storage, USB audio connectivity, a rear-view camera and an eight-inch TFT information display. The next model should build on this, and it could also include a number of cutting-edge safety features that are starting to appear throughout the rest of the manufacturer’s range.

2016 Honda Odyssey Interior

Powertrain

Definitely, the 2016 Honda Odyssey will come with an improved engine system. There are high expectations that its engine system will surpass those of the previous Honda Odyssey. The new engine will be expected to produce a large amount of power and speed for maximum efficiency. Its modern transmission will be able to assist in offering the best performance for this car, on top of producing a smooth ride. Since the car is being made to suite the modern day and the future driver, the designers are expected to give fuel economy a priority in this model.

To date, it is quite unfortunate that no accurate information has been provided regarding the engine preference for the 2016 Honda Odyssey AWD. However, just like it has been on the other models, the new Honda Odyssey AWD 2016 is expected to get a V6 3.5 liter 4-cylinder engine. If this will be the chosen engine, it is expected to make a power output of 250 horses and 250 pound feet torque. The engine will be mated to an incredible continuously variable transmission (CVT) and a 5-speed transmission. For all trims, the 2016 Honda Odyssey will come with all-wheel drive options. With this compelling engine, the all new 2016 Odyssey will feature an extraordinary off-the-line acceleration as well as better fuel economical rates.

2016 Honda Odyssey Rear View

Release Date and Price

The 2016 Honda Odyssey is expected to come out in late 2015 or even earlier in 2016. Pricing details remain unknown since the Japanese automaker hasn’t released any official statements yet. However, we expect that the pricing won’t that far than the current version. This is important to attract new buyers. We will update you as more information becomes available.

One Response to 2016 Honda Odyssey Redesign, Specs and Review

  1. Antoine says:

    I am looking forward to 2016 Odyssey. do you have any information regarding the height, width of the vehicle compare to the 2015 model. I believed that the height of 2011-2015 was 2.5 inches shorter than the generation before (2005-2010). What about the roof rack? The Honda was cheap, they cut down cost by not putting roof rack since 2011. Will the put it back on to attract new buyers or remain as an option (extra cost)?

    Please advise.

    Thank you very much.

    Antoine H.

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