Jump to content
Create New...

Chicago 2010: Honda Odyssey Concept gives clear glimpse of next-gen minivan


Recommended Posts

Filed under: Chicago Auto Show, Concept Cars, Minivan/Van, Honda

2011 Honda Odyssey Concept - Click above for high-res image gallery

Honda just unveiled a concept version of its next-generation Oddity Odyssey minivan at the 2010 Chicago Auto Show, and it was one of those rare instances where the media was actually seeing it for the first time, as God intended unveilings to be. Although billed as a concept, the 2011 Honda Odyssey Concept looks almost production ready... other than its door handles, lights and a few other details.

While the current third-generation van is the best selling minivan in America two years running, Honda decided not to play it safe with the redesign. The all-new fourth-generation Odyssey is a big departure for Honda. It's lower and wider, taking an almost Mercedes R-Class stance. Although they claim it's only one inch lower and 1.4 inches wider, it looked like a lot more than that. The 2011 Odyssey also features a "lightning bolt" lower greenhouse border that reminded us of the Nissan Quest a bit. Honda says it helps with rearward visibility.

The production version of this 2011 Honda Odyssey should be in dealerships this fall, and will likely look a lot like this concept. While no specifics were mentioned, it is said to have a V6 that will deliver slightly better fuel economy. The interior was completely blocked off so we aren't sure what they have in store for us inside, but Honda reps promised something big. One thing Honda did share was the fact that this Odyssey is all-American. From inspiration to target market, styling to assembly, this is truly a product of the U.S. of A. There's a press release after the jump and live and press galleries below.

Live photos copyright ©2010 Frank Fiipponio/Wenlogs, Inc.

Continue reading Chicago 2010: Honda Odyssey Concept gives clear glimpse of next-gen minivan

Chicago 2010: Honda Odyssey Concept gives clear glimpse of next-gen minivan originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 10 Feb 2010 13:53:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

Permalink | Email this | Comments


autoblog?i=naxk0kOfJdo:WLAgu4mR2hA:wF9xT autoblog?i=naxk0kOfJdo:WLAgu4mR2hA:V_sGL

View the full article
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Well besides the fact that the headlight and grill are basically ripoffs of Toyota front ends of late (but this is cleaner and less melted looking), and the fact that that lowered window is like that Chinese Buick MPV concept from last year, this is the first Honda in a while that actually looks pretty good. Much less overweight looking than the current one.

I do hope the production car retains these head and tail light shapes which don't bulge out like tumors.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

It's a Honda Insight MPV XL


not stunning, but not a 2010 Pilot, and not a 2010 Crosstour.

really it's uninspired, totally a ground rule double (being kind) but its inoffensive.

what is interesting is that it really kind of has a late 80's or early 90's vibe to it, and lacks a lot of the sculpting and stuff that seems so prevalent these days. (like Bangle cars, new mazda5's etc.)

  • Disagree 2
Link to comment
Share on other sites

I'm a huge Odyssey fan, and this is no disappointment, especially after the awkwardly styled 3rd generation ('05-'10) US model. I'm getting an MDX vibe from it, which isn't a bad thing for a minivan.

It should be interesting to see what innovations this new model brings along. The Ody was the first van to have a third row that folded into a cargo well... that design is now seen on every other US market minivan (and some Ford crossovers, too).

Edited by pow
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Very glad to see Honda took a more "JDM" approach with the design rather than the typical bloated American look. If you want to know what I mean, just have a look at the current Japanese Odyssey:


I think it will look much better once all the cheap concept stuff is replaced with production parts. Funny that one of the concept fog lights failed.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You are posting as a guest. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Who's Online   0 Members, 0 Anonymous, 53 Guests (See full list)

    • There are no registered users currently online
  • Chevy Estimated Range for Silverado EV Work Truck Raised to 450 miles

    When Chevrolet initially took the wraps off the Silverado EV last year, GM had estimated up to a 400 mile range based on its own calculations.  As the Silverado EV has made its way through development, it went for EPA certification and came back with 50 miles more than GM's estimate.  With this new EPA certification, the Silverado EV has an over 100-mile advantage over its only on-sale competitor the F-150 Lightning Extended Range (320 miles). The Silverado EV will launch first in WT trim with t


    All New 2024 Toyota Tacoma Yearns For Adventure

    The Toyota Tacoma has been the best-selling mid-size pickup in the U.S. for nearly 20 years. Holding such an important place in the lineup, Toyota has been very conservative with updates in the past.  The outgoing generation ran for a full 7 years, but even that was based on a platform that dates all the way back to 2004.  For 2024, the Tacoma sheds the old platform entirely and joins the Tundra and Sequoia on Toyota's new TNGA-F global truck platform.  The 2024 Tacoma is the latest (and final)


    The Ford Ranger Raptor Finally Comes to the US

    After years of being forbidden fruit offered only in overseas markets, Ford has finally deemed the Ranger Raptor worthy enough to bring to the U.S. The biggest reason for the U.S. not getting the prior version was its standard diesel power and the inability of the platform to take a sizable V6 engine. When Ford redesigned the 2024 Ranger (read more about the 2024 Ford Ranger here), they made sure to alter the engine bay and chassis to accommodate a V6. Powering the Ranger Raptor is a 3.0-li


  • Create New...

Hey there, we notice you're using an ad-blocker. We're a small site that is supported by ads or subscriptions. We rely on these to pay for server costs and vehicle reviews.  Please consider whitelisting us in your ad-blocker, or if you really like what you see, you can pick up one of our subscriptions for just $1.75 a month or $15 a year. It may not seem like a lot, but it goes a long way to help support real, honest content, that isn't generated by an AI bot.

See you out there.


Write what you are looking for and press enter or click the search icon to begin your search