Honda Odyssey getting a refresh in 2021

Honda has unveiled some information about the changes coming to Odyssey model for the year 2021. Will get aesthetic upgrades, more features, as well as the addition of safety features.

The updated Odyssey was slated to be presented at the New York Auto Show in April. As we know, the show was postponed to August, hindering the plans of the Japanese company.


However, the company went ahead with the disclosure of information regarding the family model. Here is what the model has in store for the next year.

Aesthetically, we notice new LED headlights that are said to be more powerful and more efficient, and this, for all variants. The black grille has been redesigned and is now decorated with an upper chrome strip. We also see changes in the design of the lower bumper where we can see new design elements where the fog lights are located.

On board, Honda changed the location of certain controls, notably those for the temperature. And, note, the second row seats now fold flat, which will certainly facilitate storing luggage. The quality of materials, presentation and equipment has also been improved.

The high-end Touring version of the Odyssey, the limousine of vans, benefits from a number of improvements. It will get perforated leather in the first two rows, contrast stitching in all places, a dashboard with an exclusive finish and even, illuminated USB ports; ending the interminable maneuvers of blind connections!

In terms of security, two elements are emphasized. First, each version of the model will benefit from the Honda Sensing security suite. The company offers, among other things, adaptive cruise control with low-speed monitoring and emergency braking with pedestrian detection.

Honda then adds a rear seat alert system. It will use a camera with the Touring version (CabinWatch), a first. On the other versions, an audible alert, as well as a warning message on the driver information screen.


The Odyssey will always be powered by a 3.5-liter V6 engine, which works with a 10-speed automatic transmission.

Honda promised more details at the New York Auto Show. We will see when they decide to share more information.

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