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February 4, 2016

Honda to Begin Sales of Refreshed Odyssey and Odyssey Absolute

-- Hybrid model will be newly added to the Odyssey lineup --

TOKYO, Japan, February 4, 2016 - Honda Motor Co., Ltd. will begin sales of an affordably-priced hybrid version as well as the newly refreshed gasoline-powered version of the Honda Odyssey and Odyssey Absolute premium minivans on Friday, February 5, 2016 at dealerships across Japan. A new addition to the Odyssey lineup, the hybrid version realizes both excellent fuel economy and high-quality driving in the Odyssey and Odyssey Absolute which have been well-received for their spacious cabin, stately styling and exhilarating yet stable driving experience.

The newly-added Odyssey Hybrid and Odyssey Hybrid Absolute are the first Honda premium minivan models equipped with the revolutionary Honda-developed powertrain Sport Hybrid i-MMD*1 and realize class-topping*2 fuel economy of 26.0 km/L (JC08 mode)*3. In the thorough pursuit of system efficiency, Honda developed a new motor that features an innovative winding method and structure. This newly-developed motor is approximately 23% smaller and lighter than the previous version and yet realizes high torque and high output. Moreover, by compactly emplacing the lithium-ion battery underneath the floor of the first-row seats, these hybrid models realize outstanding fuel economy as well as high-quality and powerful driving without compromising the unique features of the Odyssey such as a spacious cabin and ease of use.

As for the gasoline-powered version, each model was made more attractive to more customers through the enhancement of comfort features such a large-sized armrest for the driver’s seat and a full automatic air-conditioning unit that adopts Plasmacluster®*4 technology.

In addition, the Honda SENSING™ suite of advanced safety and driver-assistive technologies is now available for all grades. Making it easier for customers to select from the lineup, gasoline-powered models now have a new grade which features Honda SENSING as standard equipment.

  • *1i-MMD stands for Intelligent Multi-Mode Drive
  • *2Honda internal research (as of February 2016), 7/8-seater, category of engines size 1.8 L or above, minivan models with the vehicle height more than 1,600 mm
  • *3HYBRID / HYBRID Advanced package / Hybrid EX package [except Hybrid EX package (7-seater), and Hybrid Advanced package equipped with rear-entertainment system (7-seater)] was tested by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism in Japan.
  • *4Plasmacluster is a trademark of Sharp Corporation.
Hybrid

Hybrid

Hybrid Absolute Honda SENSING

Hybrid Absolute Honda SENSING

Sales plan (in Japan, monthly): Total    2,000 units

Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (in Japan):

<Odyssey>

Type Engine Transmission Drive Maximum number of occupants Price with
consumption tax
G 2.4L
DOHC
i-VTEC
CVT FF 7 2,892,840 yen
8 2,760,000 yen
4WD 8 3,017,000 yen
G
EX
Honda SENSING™
FF 7 3,380,000 yen
4WD 8 3,529,000 yen

<Odyssey Absolute>

Type Engine Transmission Drive Maximum number of occupants Price with
consumption tax
ABSOLUTE 2.4L direct injection
DOHC
i-VTEC
CVT
(with 7-speed mode + paddle shifter)
FF 8 2,980,000 yen
4WD 8 3,237,000 yen
ABSOLUTE
X
Honda SENSING™
FF 7 3,286,400 yen
8 3,200,000 yen
4WD 8 3,435,400 yen
ABSOLUTE
X
Honda SENSING™
Advanced
package
FF 7 3,476,400 yen
8 3,390,000 yen
4WD 8 3,625,400 yen
ABSOLUTE
EX
Honda SENSING™
FF 7 3,450,000 yen
4WD 8 3,566,600 yen
<Odyssey Hybrid> ◎shown in the photo
Type Engine Transmission Drive Maximum number of occupants Price with
consumption tax
 
HYBRID 2.0L
DOHC
i-VTEC

i-MMD
- FF 7 3,646,400 yen
8 3,560,000 yen  
HYBRID
Advanced
package
7 4,026,400 yen  
8 3,940,000 yen  
HYBRID
EX
package
7 3,990,000 yen  
<Odyssey Hybrid Absolute> ◎shown in the photo
Type Engine Transmission Drive Maximum number of occupants Price with consumption tax  
HYBRID ABSOLUTE
Honda SENSING™
2.0L
DOHC
i-VTEC

i-MMD
- FF 7 3,866,400 yen
8 3,780,000 yen  
HYBRID ABSOLUTE
Honda SENSING™
Advanced
package
7 4,056,400 yen  
8 3,970,000 yen  
HYBRID ABSOLUTE
Honda SENSING™
EX
package
7 4,000,000 yen  

<Special needs vehicle>

Type Engine Transmission Drive Maximum number of occupants Price with exemption of consumption tax
G
<with side lift-up seat>
2.4L
DOHC
i-VTEC
CVT FF 7 3,020,000 yen
G
<with front-passenger lift-up seat>
FF 8 3,020,000 yen
4WD 3,260,000 yen
  • *Prices are for reference only and do not include insurance, taxes (except consumption tax), registration or other fees.
  • *In accordance with Japan’s automobile recycling law, a separate recycling fee will be levied. The recycling fee includes a recycling deposit (to cover expenses required to recycle shredder dust, air bags and fluorocarbons, plus an information management fee) and a capital management charge.
  • *There is an additional charge of ¥43,200 (¥40,000 before consumption tax) for the White Orchid Pearl, Super Platinum Metallic, Premium Venus Black Pearl, Premium Spice Purple Pearl and Premium Deep Rosso Pearl.
  • Body colors (Total 7 colors)
    ‐White Orchid Pearl
    ‐Super Platinum Metallic
    ‐Modern Steel Metallic
    ‐Crystal Black Pearl
    ‐Premium Venus Black Pearl
    ‐Premium Spice Purple Pearl
    ‐Premium Deep Rosso Pearl
  • Interior colors (Total 2 colors)
    ‐Odyssey: Ivory
    ‐Odyssey Absolute: Black
    ‐Odyssey Hybrid/Hybrid Absolute: Black