Honda is giving genuine thought to offering all-wheel drive on its upgraded 2017 Honda Odyssey minivan and future auto models. “We are taking a gander at it for the whole vehicle line,” John Mendel, official VP of American Honda, say today, the main Honda-brand models that offer all-wheel drive are the automaker’s SUVs, the HR-V, CR-V and Pilot, and the Crosstour hatchback.
Mendel said the 2017 Honda Odyssey Redesign and Changes will land at Honda dealerships in the second 50% of 2016. Be that as it may, he didn’t say how close the automaker is to settling on a choice about all-wheel drive. “We get the inquiry constantly. Individuals say, ‘why not an all-wheel-drive Odyssey?’ ” said Mendel.
All-wheel drive is increasing wide acknowledgment as the business sector movements to SUVs. Few non-extravagance cars offer the element, yet numerous auto customers see all-wheel drive as an included wellbeing highlight for driving snow-shrouded streets. All-wheel drive is accessible on two of the three vehicles sold by Honda’s Acura extravagance division.
The 2015 Toyota Sienna is the main minivan sold in North America accessible with all-wheel drive. The framework is accessible on some yet not all Sienna models. Contingent upon gear included with the all-wheel-drive bundle, the component can add around $2,000 to the Sienna’s sticker cost. The all-wheel-drive framework diminishes the Sienna’s seating ability to seven, contrasted and eight for the front-drive models.
The overhauled 2017 Chrysler Town and Country minivan lands one year from now yet the automaker has not said if all-wheel drive will be advertised. Industry insiders expect all-wheel drive will be an alternative. That vehicle is required to be divulged in January at the 2016 Detroit Auto Show.
The 2015 Town and Country, Dodge Grand Caravan, Kia Sedona and Nissan Quest minivans don’t offer all-wheel drive. Mendel said if Honda chooses to fabricate an all-wheel-drive Odyssey, there will be exchange offs. The Odyssey’s floor tallness should be raised 2 or 3 inches to oblige the all-wheel-drive framework, for instance.
With the present Odyssey, “one of the things purchasers affection is the entrance/departure,” he said. That supposition may change if the floor stature is higher. Furthermore, the additional weight would have a slight effect on mileage and the vehicle’s sticker cost with that choice would cost purchasers perhaps several thousand dollars.
In other Honda item news, Mendel likewise said the updated 2017 Honda Ridgeline pickup will make a big appearance in the first 50% of 2016 and the upgraded energy unit controlled 2017 FCX Clarity will make a big appearance some time one year from now. The revived 2016 Accord will hit merchant parcels in August and the overhauled 2016 Civic goes marked down in October. Honda has not said if the new Civic will offer all-wheel drive.
2017 Honda Odyssey Redesign and Changes
A donkey for the following Honda Odyssey minivan, seen meandering the avenues of Los Angeles. Yes, numerous Acura MDX pieces are clear all around, yet don’t trust it: Our sources both inside and outside Acura say the extravagance brand has no minivan arrangement. That, actually, leaves just the cutting edge Odyssey as a conceivable suspect.
So what’s the story with all the MDX front-end and dashboard bits? There are a few conceivable clarifications: First, Honda might need to mislead all of us (which worked for a few distributions we affably won’t specify); second, the segments bolster electronic driving guides that could stream down from top of the line Acura items to the following Odyssey; third, on the grounds that the cutting edge model boards essentially aren’t prepared and the MDX stuff fits, kind of; or, maybe, the greater part of the above. Regardless, this is not an Acura minivan really taking shape.
2017 Honda Odyssey Interior and Exterior
For a long time, the Honda Odyssey has been our most loved minivan, mixing great driving progress with a shrewd and well-fabricated inside and a lot of usable space. In any case, with Kia re-entering the minivan market with its attractive new Sedona, Toyota tweaking its Sienna rather pleasantly for 2015, and Chrysler vowing to bring the products and include a module mixture model when it upgrades its Town and Country minivan for 2017 (which we as of late spied in unpleasant model structure), Honda truly needs to van up, in a manner of speaking.
The Odyssey has since quite a while ago imparted a lot of its concealed componentry to the Honda Pilot and Acura MDX hybrids (also the dead-but rather soon-returning Ridgeline pickup), and that will presumably keep on being the situation. Given that basically nothing unmistakable on this donkey, even under the camo, is likely a generation prepared part, the most we can say in regards to this specific vehicle is that is has four wheels, a fumes funnel, and a back lower control arm with “Honda” stamped into it. Note the L-state of that squat lower control arm it could be composed that approach to make space for some underbody segments, similar to, say, a discretionary mixture battery pack. On the other hand, were this suspension configuration to extend to the following Ridgeline, it could oblige a profound pickup bed.
Another fascinating omen of the following model’s accessible gadgetry is a rundown of acronyms jotted on a note taped to this present model’s dashboard. The rundown appears to propose that the Odyssey could accompany AWD and P-AWS (four-wheel controlling), like some new Acuras, and a clothing rundown of driver-help highlights.
2017 Honda Odyssey Engine Specs
Little is known with sureness about what’s in store for the following Odyssey in the engine, however it’s required to impart its motor to the cutting edge Honda Pilot and perhaps even the Ridgeline. That powerplant will most likely be a redesigned variant of Honda’s pervasive 3.5-liter V-6 with around 290 strength and 270 lb-ft of torque. This donkey does not have a movement lever either on the floor or on the dashboard, which recommends that Honda could mate the motor to the pushbutton-incited, ZF-sourced nine-speed programmed transmission that just appeared in the 2015 Acura TLX vehicle. Rivalry: Chrysler Town and Country, Kia Sedona, Toyota Sienna.
2017 Honda Odyssey Release Date and Price
The fourth-era Odyssey initially showed up for the 2011 model year, and was revived for 2014. Between the slapdash state of this donkey and the Odyssey’s normal six-year lifecycle, we don’t anticipate that the new model will show up for an additional two years, likely in late 2016, as a 2017 model. It’s awfully right on time to theorize about evaluating, obviously, however we anticipate that Honda will keep it genuine. So, minivan purchasers are much the same as full-size-truck purchasers in their affinity for high-zoot, calfskin lined renditions, so Honda presumably will offer no less than one $40,000-in addition to “Visiting Elite” model with everything great, everything except for an Acura identification as it does now.