The upcoming new generation of the famous minivan is coming with so many novelties, and 2018 Honda Odyssey Hybrid will be one of the biggest. To remind you, the new generation of this legendary model had its premiere a few months ago and it is pretty much ready for the market.
It comes with plenty of new design solutions and technologies and it is definitely a nice improvement compared to the outgoing model. Besides the conventional gasoline powertrain, it will also come in a hybrid version and this model should come very soon. According to some reports, new 2018 Odyssey Hybrid will come early next year.
It will feature pretty much the same design as the base model. The exterior design will be the same, as well as interior. On the other side, we could see a little bit different list of standard features and technologies for this version.
2018 Honda Odyssey Hybrid redesign
The 2018 Honda Odyssey Hybrid will be a completely new model and it will come together with the completely new fifth generation of this famous minivan. This model comes with many new design solutions. There is a new platform, which the company already uses for the new Pilot, which came two years ago.
Compared to the outgoing model, the new one will be lighter, but more rigid. There is also a completely new look. The new model will be pretty much the same in this aspect as the gasoline version, which had its premiere a few months ago. There is a new shape, with sharper lines and completely follows the new design language and it is pretty close to the new Pilot.
In terms of interior design, 2018 Honda Odyssey Hybrid will come with significant improvements, especially when it comes to new technologies and some new design solutions.
2018 Honda Odyssey Hybrid features
The 2018 Honda Odyssey Hybrid will come with a full load of standard features. Just like the standard model, it will feature some interesting solutions, such as a removable center for the second-row seats. So, you have either seat for three, or two separate chairs, which is quite amazing. Also, there is a whole bunch of features that provide better communication with the rear passengers. There an infrared camera, headphones, microphone etc.
Besides these interesting solutions, there is a whole bunch of other standard features. There are things like a 7-inch screen on the instrument cluster, an 8-inch touchscreen on the dashboard, heated seats, and steering wheel, smartphone connection, rear-seat entertainment features like DVD etc. Also, expect many safety features, such as a rearview camera, adaptive cruise control, blind spot monitoring, rear-cross traffic alert, lane keep assist, forward collision warning, and automatic emergency braking.
2018 Honda Odyssey Hybrid powertrain
The exact specs for the 2018 Honda Odyssey Hybrid are still unknown, but it is pretty much for sure that the new model will use the same system as Acura MDX. This powertrain consists of the familiar 3.0-liter V6 and two electric motors. In the MDX, this total output makes 321 horsepower and 289 pound-feet of torque. We expect the same output for the new 2018 Odyssey Hybrid.
When it comes to the transmission, we saw a completely new 10-speed automatic on the new gasoline version. However, the current 7-speed dual-clutch that the company uses for the MDX Hybrid sounds more possible. It is hard to predict some performance numbers for the upcoming model. However, we expect fuel economy around 25 miles per gallon in a combined ride.
2018 Honda Odyssey Hybrid release date and price
According to some reports, new 2018 Honda Odyssey Hybrid will come somewhere early next year. We still don’t know the price, but some sources suggest 40.000 dollars, roughly. This model has been considered as one of the key players on the market, along with the Toyota Sienna. However, there are also some other competitors like a new Chrysler Pacifica, Dodge Grand Caravan etc.