Honda Odyssey Concept

Concept Cars 24 Feb 2010
Honda Odyssey Concept

At the Chicago Auto Show American Honda has unveiled the next-generation Odyssey minivan, which previews the 2011 production model and combines a more dynamic design with enhanced fuel efficiency, interior roominess and versatility.

Honda Odyssey ConceptThe new Honda Odyssey Concept, presented at the Chicago Auto Show, introduces a sleek and distinctive exterior styling direction for the next generation of the minivan, set to debut in the US this fall.

The Odyssey Concept dramatically departs from conventional minivan styling with its low and wide stance, highlighted by a "lightning-bolt" beltline that further distinguishes the vehicle’s profile.

Compared to the current Odyssey, the Concept’s slightly lower roofline (-1.0 inch) and wider stance (+1.4 inch) contribute to a sleeker, stronger and more dynamic presence with improved aerodynamics that help increase fuel economy.

Honda Odyssey Concept Interior Design SketchForthcoming improvements to the production Odyssey’s interior are designed to further enhance the current model’s accommodating space for people and cargo.

The exterior design is characterized by the steeply raked front and rear roof pillars, unique side-glass profile, chamfered roof line, and tapered rear cabin shape, which are combined to create a dynamic and distinctive appearance from any perspective.

The lightning-bolt beltline dives toward the rear of the vehicle emphasizing the new Odyssey’s sporty appearance while enhancing outward visibility for third-row passengers.

Aggressive body-to-wheel proportions reduce the perception of vertical height common to most minivan designs. Fender flares further accent the vehicle’s securely planted and stylish persona. The concept vehicle’s projector beam headlights, LED taillights and form-fit fog lights further heighten the sophisticated quality of the design.

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Enhanced aerodynamics and advanced powertrain technologies will contribute to the next-generation Odyssey’s increased fuel efficiency. The all-new 2011 Odyssey is expected to achieve an EPA-estimated fuel economy rating1 of 19 city/28 highway miles-per gallon on select models (preliminary estimate determined by Honda).

Honda Odyssey Concept Interior Design SketchCurrently in its third generation, the Odyssey has been America’s best-selling minivan since 2008 and is produced exclusively in Alabama by Honda Manufacturing of Alabama (using domestic and globally sourced parts).

Both the concept and production vehicles are being designed at Honda R&D Americas in Torrance, California, and Raymond, Ohio.

Honda Odyssey Concept – Dimensions

  • Length (inches):
  • Width (inches):
  • Height (inches): 68.3
  • Wheelbase (inches):

(Source: Honda)

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