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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