The all-new for 2018, Honda Odyssey goes on sale this spring.

Crossover and sport-utility vehicles are certainly the family machines of choice these days, but minivans are still hanging tough. Case in point is the new-for-2018 Honda Odyssey, which has officially began production at Honda Manufacturing of Alabama (HMA).

"This is a celebration for our entire Honda team of associates who have been committed to bringing an all-new, high tech, family-friendly Odyssey to our customers," said Jeff Tomko, president of HMA, in a statement about 2018 Odyssey production. "I congratulate all of our associates for their commitment to quality for this new vehicle, which ushers in a new level of features and functionality with the goal of creating new value for our customers."


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We had the opportunity to get an up-close look at the 2018 Odyssey in January at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Conservative styling updates conceal a host of upgrades that include available LED headlamps and taillights, an 8-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto functionality, Magic Slide second-row seating that offers numerous configurations, and for families with mischievous youngsters, Honda offers CabinWatch and Cabin Talk – features that lets the driver and front passenger monitor rear seat activity via audio and a camera that displays on the touchscreen.

The Odyssey gets a performance bump from a new 280-horsepower iVTEC V6 engine, delivering 32 more ponies from the previous model. It also receives the world’s first 10-speed automatic transmission for a front-wheel drive vehicle.

The Odyssey is America's best selling minivan, and has been for seven consecutive years. Canadians also love the Odyssey, enough to have bought 12,311 of them last year making it Canada's third best-selling minivan.

With production now in full swing, the new 2018 Honda Odyssey is expected to go on sale later this spring.


Source: Honda

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