Honda’s Odyssey people mover has a received a facelift which brings some external and interior design tweaks, improved refinement and the ‘Honda Sensing’ driver assistance package as standard in the range-topping VTi-L.
The entry-level VTi (below) variant’s face has been tweaked to look more like the VTi-L. with the addition of a longer grille, sculptured bumper and new front fog lights with chrome surrounds.
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The VTi-L also gets a new look, which includes enhanced aerodynamic bumper shaping, LED fog lights and a dark chrome finish on the upper and lower grilles and door handles. New design two-tone 17-inch alloy wheels and revisions to the rear fascia, badge and tailgate also set the 2018 VTi-L apart from its predecessor.
Inside, the VTi-L’s second row captain’s chairs are now fitted with more luxurious headrests and additional seat-mounted storage compartments, while up front sees new instrument panel and door trims, new engine start/stop button, and auto-folding electric door mirrors.
The Honda Sensing package brings a range of active safety features to the VTi-L including:
- Adaptive Cruise Control
- Forward Collision Warning
- Collision Mitigation Braking System
- Lane Departure Warning
- Road Departure Mitigation System
- Lane Keeping Assist System
The VTi-L (below) also gains a 1000kg towing capacity which will allow it to tow modest loads.
The changes accompany a small price rise for the 2018 model year, with the VTi now retailing for $37,990, up $380, while the VTi-L goes up $1100 to $47,590.
The Honda Odyssey has long been one of Australia’s most popular people movers, with Honda claiming it outsells rivals such as Kia Carnival and Tarago in private sales, where it accounts for 35 percent of the market.
The 2018 Honda Odyssey is now available at Honda dealers and comes with a five-year unlimited kilometre warranty
2018 Honda Odyssey pricing
- Odyssey VTi - $37,990
- Odyssey VTi-L - $47,590