The 2014 Honda Odyssey has officially introduced on its public debut in the Big Apple in early April along with the Touring Elite models. The Odyssey minivan gets sharper exterior styling and core safety updates, as well as the all-new HondaVAC system (in-vehicle vacuum system).
We learned a lot about HondaVAC system at this year’s New York Auto Show, and the Japanese automaker told us that this new system is a part of the total updates for the 2014 model year.
Although its exterior received minor updates, but the Odyssey exterior has become more streamlined with some important revisions and the latest styling. The refreshed Odyssey gets some updates as follows: LED taillight bars, new bolder twin-bar grille and more deeply sculpted aluminum hood. In addition, this minivan also benefit from the new aluminum front fenders and new badges.
Furthermore, some other important revisions also appear on its exterior design, such as integrated chrome-trimmed fog lights, redesigned lower front fascia, darker-finish projector-beam headlight housings and two-tone mirror housings.
Inside, Honda said the 2014 model year get several new features and advanced technology as standard. Described as the new ultimate family vehicle standard, the refreshed 2014 Odyssey minivan is now equipped with HondaLink with 7-inch touch-screen display that can be connected with Aha and HD Radio, there’s also a Push Button Start and keyless Smart Entry.
Talking about technical specifications, the Japanese automaker refused to release important information related to detailed specifications, engine lineup and fuel consumption as well as mpg ratings. Although they have not confirmed, but the 2014 Honda Odyssey is likely to offer a 3.5-liter V6 engine paired to a six-speed automatic transmission.
The maximum output of the V6 engine is expected to reach up to 248 horsepower and 250 lb-ft of torque. Meanwhile, we also heard that the 2014 model year will not get any significant change in its engine. This suggests that the new minivan will use the same powertrain as the previous model.
There’s no word on pricing, but release date for the 2014 Honda Odyssey is expected to be revealed closer to the U.S. sales. According to recent reports, this new model will go on sale in U.S. dealerships later this year, while the Touring Elite variant will be available this summer.