Chicago Auto Show: Honda Odissey Concept Unveiled
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The Honda Odyssey concept has an unconventional appearance for the segment it belongs to. Compared to the current production model, the concept is lower and wider, following a more dynamic design trend which also gives the industry’s best selling minivan improved aerodynamics.
The most distinct feature of the car is the "lightning-bolt" beltline. Besides giving the car an original design, the feature also increases the third-row passenger’s visibility. This is accompanied by steepy raked front and roof pillars, a chamfered roof line and a tapered rear cabin shape. All these are combined with other design tricks such as more pronounced fender flares, aggressive body-to wheel proportions to give the vehicle a “lowered” look. The concept also comes with bespoke projector beam headlights, LED taillights and form-fit fog lights.
Honda promises that the new minivan will offer even more interior space that the current generation - however, the concept does not provide any clues about this. The Honda Odyssey Concept measures 202,8 inches in length, 78.5 inches in width, 68.3 inches in height and has a wheelbase of 118.1 inches.
The company estimates that the upcoming model will return a fuel consumption of 19 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway, figures obtained with the help of its aerodynamic body and updated powertrains.
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