New Honda Odyssey launched

HONDA Malaysia today extended the model range equipped with Honda’s “Next Generation Advanced Safety Technology” by unveiling its first model for 2018, the new Odyssey with Honda Sensing.

The New Odyssey is the third model after the CR-V and new Accord to be equipped with Honda Sensing, the award-winning safety feature of 2016 Asean NCAP Grand Prix Award in the “Best Safety Technology” from a carmaker category. The launch of the new Odyssey completes the Honda siblings with Honda Sensing in Malaysia in saloon, sport-utility vehicle (SUV) and multi-purpose vehicle (MPV).

The Honda Sensing* in the new Odyssey consists of six features, which are divided into two categories – safety and convenience & comfort:

Features for safety:

- Forward Collision Warning (FCW) that will trigger a visual warning and audible alerts for the driver when the monocular camera and a millimetre wave radar detect that it is at risk of collision with the front vehicle.
- Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS) which assists in applying brake force progressively when it senses an increasing risk of collision.
- Lane Departure Warning (LDW) which monitors vehicle lane position using cameras, and alerts if the driver drives out of the lane.
- Road Departure Mitigation (RDM) that provides alerts, applies brakes and assists the driver’s steering to prevent driving off the road.

Features for convenience & comfort:

- Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) that sets a desired speed and following interval from the vehicle detected ahead.
- Lane Keep Assist System (LKAS) which uses camera to read lane markings and assist the driver’s steering to keep the vehicle in the centre of its lane.

Honda Malaysia group vice-president, Akkbar Danial said: “In addition to Honda Sensing, the new Odyssey is expected to elevate the safety benchmark in Malaysia’s MPV segment with its unrivalled premium safety features. These include Multi-view Camera System, Smart Parking Assist System, Blind Spot Information that alerts on oncoming vehicle in the blind spot when the driver is switching lanes and Cross Traffic Monitoring that gives off a warning whistle when a collision with a cross-approaching vehicle is predicted when backing up the MPV. On top of all these features which are exclusively found only in the Odyssey, the new Odyssey is also equipped with six airbags.”

Complementing the exceptional safety features in the MPV, the new Odyssey has upgraded exterior befitting the deluxe status in its class. The outward appearance is enhanced with new front bumper, new front grille, new LED rear lights designs, LED fog lights, 17-inch dual tone alloy wheel with new design, auto retractable door mirror and it is also equipped with auto-dimming rear view mirror. Meanwhile, the interior of the new Odyssey also received fresh practicality treatments. These include new bigger armrest for the driver seat, four-way passenger power seat, added storage and enhanced utility as well as bigger headrest for its premium captain cradle seats with ottoman on the second row to boost comfort and enjoyment for the passengers especially during long journeys. The renowned ultra-low floor platform of the new Odyssey eases passenger ingress and egress in addition to enabling this MPV to have a spacious cabin that is equivalent to a large-class MPV.

The new Odyssey upholds its predecessor’s characteristics that offer a refined and exquisite silhouette, spacious and elegant interior while being fully equipped with other advanced features of an MPV. Performance-wise, the new Odyssey is powered by a 2.4L DOHC i-VTEC Earth Dreams Technology engine with continuous variable transmission (CVT) that gives dynamic acceleration at start and also top-in-class fuel efficiency regardless whether driving on city roads or on highways.

Only one variant is available – the 2.4L EXV with Honda Sensing and is priced at RM254,800 (with GST, without insurance). Honda Malaysia has set the sales target of 130 units per year for the new Odyssey. It will be available in three colour options, of which two are the first in a Honda model. The new colours are Platinum White Pearl and Premium Twinkle Black Pearl, while the popular Super Platinum Metallic is maintained.

The new Odyssey is now open for booking at all 93 Honda dealers nationwide. It comes with five-year warranty with unlimited mileage and a service interval of 10,000km.

*Low Speed Follow is not equipped in Accord with Honda Sensing and the new Odyssey.