The segment's benchmark minivan cleans up with bevy of safety
improvements, sleek new styling and intuitive, family-friendly
NEW YORK, March 26, 2013 /CNW/ - The 2014 Honda Odyssey is making its
debut at the 2013 New York International Auto Show (NYIAS), setting the
new 'ultimate family vehicle' standard. Thoroughly refreshed for 2014,
the Odyssey provides core safety upgrades, sharpened exterior styling
and a revised interior with a host of new features and technologies
designed to make the segment's benchmark minivan even better.
Demonstrating trademark Honda innovation, the 2014 Odyssey will also
mark the debut of HondaVAC™, the first-ever in-vehicle vacuum system. Available exclusively in the
Odyssey Touring trim, the all-new HondaVAC™ system is part of a thorough refresh of the Honda Odyssey for the 2014
model year, adding to its already impressive fuel economy ratings and
unmatched safety ratings. The 2014 Odyssey will go on sale at Honda
dealerships in Canada this summer.
"We believe the Odyssey is the benchmark in its segment and the changes
incorporated for 2014 further distinguish Odyssey as the "must have
vehicle" for modern family transportation." said Dave Gardner vice
president of sales and marketing at Honda Canada. "Honda is once again
showcasing its reputation for innovation with HondaVAC, and its ability
to provide true value to our customers."
The 2014 Honda Odyssey brings an array of improvements to Honda's
minivan, including structural upgrades expected to help it achieve top
marks in the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's (IIHS) stringent
new small-overlap frontal crash test, which is part of IIHS's new TOP SAFETY PICK+ protocol. The refreshed Odyssey Touring will also come equipped with
advanced Honda driver assistive and visibility technologies such as an
Expanded View Driver's Mirror, Forward Collision Warning (FCW) and Lane
Departure Warning (LDW).
The 2014 Odyssey features sleeker, more sophisticated exterior styling
with a new, more deeply sculpted aluminum hood, new aluminum front
fenders, a new bolder twin-bar grille, and a revised lower front fascia
with integrated chrome-trimmed fog lights. New two-tone mirror
housings, darker-finish projector-beam headlight housings, and LED
taillight bars add to the 2014 Odyssey's premium look.
Inside the 2014 Odyssey, new finishes brighten the cabin and an all-new
center stack showcases a host of new features. Additional standard
technology on the Odyssey Touring brings new levels of ease and
connectivity to owners, including keyless Smart Entry with Push Button
Start, an SMS text messaging function, and HondaLink™ featuring Aha™ Mobile interface. HondaLink™, which debuted on the 2013 Honda Accord, enables Odyssey owners to
connect quickly and easily to a wealth of cloud-based content. The free
HondaLink™ smartphone app uses the owner's favorite online content to create live,
personalized radio stations, allowing drivers to put away their phones
and hear updates and news feeds from Facebook and Twitter, as well as
check out restaurant reviews or find the closest coffee shop.
Standard on the 2014 Odyssey Touring the all-new HondaVAC™ was developed in conjunction with industry-leader Shop-Vac®, and is composed of a powerful vacuum, replaceable filter and canister
bag, with nozzle accessories neatly integrated into a dedicated space
on the driver's side bulkhead of the rear cargo area. HondaVAC™ makes quick cleanups a snap no matter the location, offering powerful
cleaning suction and an integrated hose and cleaning attachments that
reach into every corner of the Odyssey's cabin. The HondaVAC™ system's powerful electric motor never needs an outlet or recharging,
can operate continuously when the engine is running, and will continue
to operate for up to eight minutes when the vehicle is turned off for
additional family duties.
Already one of the most lauded vehicles in its segment, the current 2013
Odyssey has earned IIHS TOP SAFETY PICK and NHTSA 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score crash safety ratings. The Honda
Odyssey is an ALG Residual Value award winner, recipient of the Best
Family Cars of 2012 designation from both Parents Magazine/Edmunds.com and Kelley Blue Book's kbb.com. The Odyssey represents Honda's robust product development capabilities
in North America with its design, engineering and assembly all taking
place in North America, using domestically and globally sourced parts.
In 2012, 96 percent of all Honda and Acura vehicles sold in Canada, are
built in North America.
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SOURCE: Honda Canada Inc.
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