Honda has just released its new Odyssey minivan for the Japanese Domestic Market, and it has plenty of style and room for up to eight people. Honda factory tuning company Mugen will also offer performance and styling parts for the fifth-generation minivan.

The Odyssey is offered in B and G trim with a 173-horsepower, 2.4-liter I-VTEC four-cylinder mated to a continuously variable transmission with optional paddle shifters and seven 'speeds.' The more upscale Odyssey Absolute features sportier styling, and but all models are available in either front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive.

The interior follows a "modern suite" design concept inspired by luxury hotels, with wood trim and comfortable-looking seats. Additionally, customers can choose between models with a lift-up second-row seat or a lift-up front passenger seat. Honda highlights the Odyssey's low floor height and high ceiling, which accentuates the spacious interior. The low floor also endows the minivan with a step height of 30 centimeters (11.8 inches) at the rear sliding door to afford easy entry.

Mugen upgrades consist of separate styling packages for the base Odyssey and the Odyssey Absolute, an exhaust system with one or two tailpipes, suspension upgrades, a wide selection of 18-inch and 19-inch wheels and more. Head on below to watch a video of the Mugen-tuned Odyssey.


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      Thunderbuck
      • 1 Year Ago
      Much as I get the "mom-mobile" stigma, minivans are some of the most genuinely useful vehicles out there; generally way more useful than most SUVs, even. If I had to drive cross-country with 4 or 5 people, there's nothing I'd want more.
        superchan7
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Thunderbuck
        Only insecure people will pull the mommobile line.
          SubieFan
          • 1 Year Ago
          @superchan7
          Yep, while rolling in their SUV's that have half the interior and cargo room and the ride of a truck chassis underneath!
        Captain Stu
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Thunderbuck
        A lot better mileage too.
      T-Mille
      • 1 Year Ago
      No fair! JDM models are always so much better than their Stateside versions! Even the minivans get an aftermarket! Almost no American cars do!
      Charrop
      • 1 Year Ago
      For people that think that $45,000 for a Honda minivan (Touring Elite) isn't enough.
      Gator
      • 1 Year Ago
      When will Honda learn from other manufacturers like Ford. Bring all development under one house and give us the same product or close to it. Just like the good ol days when you can have a similar Integra as the our counter parts or even a civic. I want small cars with good engine, suspensions, and dual clutch please.
      Basil Exposition
      • 1 Year Ago
      I am not usually the type that pines for vehicles not available in our market, but this this van looks 100 times better than the bloated and bizzare thing we get.
        juststudent
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Basil Exposition
        funny. I thought the USDM odyssey is neater, and I usually prefer JDM styling than USDM.
      askroon
      • 1 Year Ago
      Sooo much nicer than the US model - especially, surprisingly, the interior! It's so refreshing
      Terry Actill
      • 1 Year Ago
      The current US version needs redesigning. That wonky rear door line makes it look like it was in an accident.
      foxtrot685
      • 1 Year Ago
      I always wished Honda would offer the JDM Odyssey in the states. It certainly looks better than what we get, and has for the last 2 generations. Its only slightly smaller, all dimensions are within a foot of the USDM model. And it looks like its going to get the K24W3 according to Japanese publications, which means its going to get the Earth Dreams engine from the US Accord. The HP and torque numbers above are from the K24A8 that was in the last-gen JDM Odyssey.
        • 1 Year Ago
        @foxtrot685
        [blocked]
      btulliani
      • 1 Year Ago
      Great, now I have to deal with another douch in Honda rice truck with performance anxiety.
      OffRoaderWrangler
      • 1 Year Ago
      I hate CVT's with fake speeds.....oh that's terrible.
        • 1 Year Ago
        @OffRoaderWrangler
        [blocked]
      Winnie Jenkems
      • 1 Year Ago
      Mungen??
        musiclevelz5
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Winnie Jenkems
        I believe the correct word is Mugen. In Japanese the word means "infinte". Are you trying to be funny or just forgot to put your glasses on today?
      Love Great Danes
      • 1 Year Ago
      so now Dodge can make an SRT Grand Caravan
        imoore
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Love Great Danes
        Not as long as Chrysler plans to drop it. You may have to settle for an SRT Town & Country instead.
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