Honda Cars Philippines, Inc. (HCPI) rolls out the New Odyssey EX Variant with 8-passenger seat capacity.
Outside, the New Odyssey EX retains its elegant and sedan-like stance with its “Solid Streamline” exterior design concept. It gets new front and rear bumper designs, new prominent grille and 16-inch alloy wheels. It has Dual Sliding Doors (Power Sliding for Passenger Side).
On the Interior, passenger comfort was kept in mind, allowing the New Odyssey EX to optimally accommodate both passengers and their cargo. There’s a 3-passenger, 60:40 split bench for its second row and Honda retained its 3rd Row Magic seats, equipped with a fold flat mechanism, it stows under third row under the floor to provide more cargo room and flexibility. The 3rd row also features three-way split reclining structure, which allows passengers to individually fold or recline their seats in preferred angles for utmost relaxation. This enables the New Odyssey EX to haul 8 passengers (2+3+3 seat configuration) comfortably with generous head, elbow and leg room. It can also hold a sizeable amount of cargo even when all seats are in use. The center seats on the second and third rows may also be folded to convert the vehicle to a 6-seater with center storage especially for long items.
The New Odyssey EX variant is fitted with Instrument Cluster with Multi-Information Display that allows easy viewing of vehicle-related information. It has a 7-inch Touch Screen Display Audio that shows trip information, phone connectivity, hands-free telephone (HFT), and audio streaming via Bluetooth connectivity. Bluetooth HFT functions can be operated on the Steering Wheel for convenience and safety. There is a touch screen automatic air-conditioning system. Ports such as USB and the HDMI are also available.
Under the hood is the same Earth Dreams Technology 2.4 liter DOHC i-VTEC engine that puts out maximum power output of 175 ps at 6,200 rpm, and a maximum torque of 225Nm at 4,000 rpm paired with an Earth Dreams Technology Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) with paddle shifters.
Fuel efficiency is gained with the New Odyssey EX Variant’s Idle-Stop System, which automatically turns off the engine when the vehicle is on complete stop, and restarts once brake pedal is released. It has a cold-storage evaporator, which maintains a comfortable environment for the vehicle during an idle-stop. To encourage economical driving theres the Eco Assist System, which consists of the ECON mode and an eco-coaching ambient light.
The New Odyssey EX Variant is equipped with class leading safety features, like the Emergency Stop Signal (ESS), driver and passenger SRS airbags, side airbags, side curtain airbags, Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) with Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD), Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA), Hill Start Assist (HSA) and Multi-View Reverse Camera, which may be displayed on its audio display screen.
The New Odyssey EX Variant is available at all Honda dealerships with a suggested retail price of Php 1,948,000.
Its available in four colors:
- White Orchid Pearl (additional Php 20,000)
- Modern Steel Metallic
- Crystal Black Pearl
- Super Platinum Metallic
A 7-seater with captain cradle seats Honda Odyssey (EX-V Navi) is also available with the suggested retail price of Php 2,368,000. For more details on the New Odyssey EX Variant, visit any authorized Honda dealership nationwide or www.hondaphil.com.