Have you noticed the decline in the minivan category for cars? In recent times, automakers have been shying away from the segment. But that does not make it relegated. The few automakers represented are putting their best foot forward, leaving no chance for an upstage. Honda is not oblivious to this fierce competition. As a way of establishing its preparedness for the battle of superiority, the Japanese automaker has given its 2021 Honda Odyssey a facelift. It’ll come with a revamped interior and exterior to clear any doubts that users may have about it.
The Odyssey is a revamped modern minivan
Starting with the exterior, the front area of the Odyssey has been equipped with new headlights similar to that of its sister models the Accord and Civic. The grille has taken a new form – one that is suitable for its newly acquired lower fascia.
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The base model of the Odyssey has a beautifully redesigned exterior, but the interior lushness is felt more in the higher trims. The leather seats in the Elite model are not your regular seats. They come with high-end custom stitching and piping. That is not to say that you will lose out totally if you plan on buying other upscale models. Honda has made provision for climate controls, piano black trim, tri-colored floor mats et al, in those models. According to the manufacturer, seats in the second row are foldable and removable.
The Odyssey's interior is exquisite and spacious
One would expect that the new changes would be extended to the car’s powertrain, but that is not the case. The 2021 Odyssey will carry the same V-6 engine of 3.5 liters. It produces 280 horsepower and offers the same automatic transmission of 10-speed.
The top rivals of the 2021 Honda Odyssey scheduled to be unveiled at this year’s New York auto show slated for April are Toyota’s Sienna and Chrysler's Pacifica – both of which have also been redesigned. The Odyssey’s pricing details have not been announced yet.
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