Autocar New York motor show: Honda Odyssey

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    odysseyforweb1. Honda's large MPV is facelifted for 2014 with a focus on improving safetyFurther details have been released by Honda on its facelifted Odyssey MPV, which is to debut at the New York motor show. Increased levels of safety equipment, an updated interior and refreshed styling all feature on the 2014 model year car.
    The external changes to the Odyssey include a bolder front grille and additional chrome around the front foglights. At the rear, the lights are now LED and Honda has introduced new badges also.
    Inside, the Odyssey gets a revised centre console with more infotainment options. The introduction of HondaLink allows Odyssey drivers to sync a smartphone to their car and access cloud-based content. Additional safety equipment includes Forward Collision Warning (FCW) and a lane departure warning system. Structural changes have also been incorporated by Honda to improve the Odyssey's performance in US crash tests.
    Perhaps the most notable piece of interior equipment is the HondaVAC, standard on Odyssey Elite models; created with Shop-VAC, it's the world's first in-car vacuum system. Stored in the Odyssey's boot, the HondaVAC never needs recharging and features an extendable hose with various attachments to reach every part of the cabin.
    The 2014 model year Honda Odyssey is being exhibited at New York alongside a Fit (Jazz) EV and the Accord Plug-In. American sales of the Odyssey will this summer.
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    Matt Bird


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