• Mar 26, 2010
The first on-the-road spy shots have turned up of what we're quite sure is the next generation Honda Odyssey. True to Honda 'concept car' form, the disguised prototype appears very close to the concept version that Honda revealed last month at the Chicago Auto Show.
The basic shape echoes the concept and the vinyl cladding around the rear-most side windows is a likely indicator that the cut-down profile seen on the Chicago van will be retained. The tapered taillights of the concept are also evident in the rear view. Up front the small windows at the base of the A-pillar are covered with tape on the prototypes.

Since Honda isn't holding a press conference at the New York Auto Show, next week we don't expect the Odyssey to debut there. Instead it will likely debut at a non-auto show event sometime in the summer or fall and go on sale before the end of the year.



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[Source: Temple of VTEC]


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      • 4 Years Ago
      The large manufacturers have porked up the minivan market so much that there is nothing mini about them anymore.

      The only minivan on the US market as far as I'm concerned is the Mazda 5, and it is a great vehicle for the money (and offers a stick to boot!)

      Why is that manufacturers fill the void left behind when they up-size their other lines, but nothing has happened in the minivan space?

      Remember the original Caravan/Voyager? Park one next to a modern Odyssey or Siena.



        • 4 Years Ago
        ? The Mazda 5 has roll down windows in the sliding doors.

        I really hope we see a proper MPV market in the US with the Ford C-Max coming.
        • 4 Years Ago
        I was thinking Mazda 5 before you said it. Saw one the other day and thought that would do nicely. offers a stick too? bonus.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Fog light FAIL!
      • 4 Years Ago
      For a minivan, the concept actually looked pretty hip. The C-pillar is reminiscent of the Mercedes-Benz R-Class. Anything would be better looking than the current Dodge/Chrysler breadboxes.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Rear overhang FTL. That's insanely too much overhang.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Completely agree..


        Honda may have another winner (... err in the minivan catergory) in its hands

      • 4 Years Ago
      My family has owned two Odyssey's. The latest being a touring edition. I like the new rear lights, ala Acura, however I'm surprised to see slotted and drilled rotors. I'm sure the van won't come with such high performance brakes. You shouldn't be driving your kids around like that anyway.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Well, the van is notorious for being a bit of a porker...
      • 4 Years Ago
      Very good for a mini van, and much better than the more-of-the-same new Sienna
        • 4 Years Ago
        Yes minivans are coming along nicely. This may have to be my next vehicle purchase, unless I can squeeze for an A6 wagon instead...doubtful.

        http://www.branchwhipped.com
      • 4 Years Ago
      The new design looks good, but the car is too expensive for a minivan.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Looks good.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I loved the concept, and I'm really happy that they're bringing it to production essentially unchanged (on the outside - there was no real interior, was there...?).
      • 4 Years Ago
      [proper MPV] Agreed! Here's vote for importing JDM Odyssey.
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