2020 Honda Odyssey facelift launched in the USA
Minivan sales are on the decline in the United States, but the Honda Odyssey stands out as a remarkable exception. Over 100,000 units were sold last year, followed by another 50,000 in the first half of 2019. Today, Honda has launched the 2020 facelift of the model.
The main tech change concerns the transmission. While the previous Odyssey used to be available with 9- and 10-speed automatic transmissions, only the latter remains in the new version. Powering the MPV is the old 3.5-liter six-cylinder mill with 284 hp (212 kW) and 355 Nm (262 pound-feet) of torque.
Standard equipment now includes climate control, rear camera, engine start button, and two USB ports. You may pay extra to get a safety option kit, an interior upgrade package, heated steering wheel, ventilated front seats, power-assisted sliding doors, and much more.
The company celebrates 25 years of the Odyssey by offering the 25th Anniversary Edition alongside the standard version. The differences are purely visual and mboil down to chrome-coated roof railings, moldings, side sill extensions and so on.
The original Odyssey emerged in the USA in 1995 and has sold over 2.7 million copies since then. Current prices vary nationwide from $31,000 to $47,000.
On an interesting side note, the Honda Odyssey MPV available in other countries is a different car model altogether. Its fifth generation has been on the market since 2013.
Editor Andrew Raspopov