Some automakers market the same cars around the world, while others offer different models – even under the same nameplate – for different markets. We're thinking of cars like the Volkswagen Passat or the previous Mazda6. Honda's been known to do so as well, with models like the Accord and Odyssey, which are completely different in North America than they are in other parts of the world.

Now Honda has provided the first glimpse at the Odyssey minivan it offers for the Japanese Domestic Market (as well as Europe and other parts of the world). Though more compact than the US-market version, the new overseas Odyssey appears larger than the model it replaces, with a taller roofline increasing interior space.

Though Honda hasn't released the model's full specifications, power is expected to come from a 2.4-liter inline-four mated to a continuously variable transmission. Beyond that, buyers will likely be able to choose between front- and all-wheel drive, two cabin layouts, two interior colors and seven or more exterior paints. The images also point towards blind-spot and auto-braking systems and an apparent eco mode. Although unconfirmed, we expect to see the new JDM Odyssey make its debut at the upcoming Tokyo Motor Show.


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      Ducman69
      • 1 Year Ago
      I dunno why there is such a stigma against minivans. I like the ones that have removable or folding flat seats, then you can move your whole damn appartment in them. And to me a minivan just means a guy has a lot of friends. ;) This is coming from a Corvette owner.
      RocketRed
      • 1 Year Ago
      I quite like it. But I can do without the air-dam and skirts, because I am not 25. But this is a much better alternative to the current bus-like US market Odyssey for a family of 4 . Those things are ludicrous. If I have a car that big it better have a sports car in the back and a retractable ramp, so I can get out and fight crime or something when I get bored on the highway.
      superchan7
      • 1 Year Ago
      Wow, they're bringing the sliding door back to the ROW Odyssey? That's a bold move.
      karman1970
      • 1 Year Ago
      I will take it....they finally dumped the zig zag belt line and added a 4 cylinder. I want one.
        superchan7
        • 1 Year Ago
        @karman1970
        This is the JDM version, which always had 4 car-like doors (no sliding door) until now. JDM never had the zig-zag line.
      zoom_zoom_zoom
      • 1 Year Ago
      Acura could sell this version.
      muspod
      • 1 Year Ago
      Better than the current US one..
      Bernard
      • 1 Year Ago
      The minivan just cannot be saved. It's a shame too, it's the smartest vehicle for a families of 5 or more.
        Seal Rchin
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Bernard
        I disagree, they do not sell in huge numbers but they do cost more than average CUV and people are willing to pay for them.
          BipDBo
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Seal Rchin
          If you're comparison is against both the same number of seats and same interior volume, there's no contest. Minivans are much cheaper. There are a few cheap three row CUVs like the Dodge Journey, but they are cramped.
      Winnie Jenkems
      • 1 Year Ago
      Presenting the 2015 Odyssey... with new Mach 3 by Gillette Jay Leno chin!
      • 1 Year Ago
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      TopGun
      • 1 Year Ago
      Honda HonkinHugeVan
      Billy Farmer
      • 1 Year Ago
      I Like it, they should bring it to the usa, call it the Civic MPV
      Muttons
      • 1 Year Ago
      It has ALL the grilles!
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