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2018 Honda Odyssey debuts with 10-speed transmission and Magic Slide seats


Honda has unveiled the all-new 2018 Odyssey at the Detroit Auto Show. While its exterior isn't a dramatic departure from the current model, its what's inside that counts here, since the new Odyssey gets a host of new features and technologies for 2018. The 2018 Odyssey gets a new versatile Magic Slide second-row seat new CabinWatch and CabinTalk technologies, a new Display Audio touchscreen, 4G LTE Wi-Fi connectivity and a new Rear Entertainment System with streaming video.


Starting with the new Magic Slide second row seats that slide laterally into four different positions: easy access mode, super mode, wide mode and buddy mode. Once you've figured out your passengers want to sit in the new Odyssey, there are a bunch of new tech features to keep everyone entertained, like a new display audio system with an 8-inch touchscreen, a center-mounted 10.2-inch rear entertainment system that can stream video and a Social Play list that gives every passenger on board (up to 8) the ability to upload their own music choices via their smartphones.

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The driver in the new Odyssey also has new ways to stay in contact and keep watch over the rest of the passengers, thanks to CabinWatch that uses a camera to let the driver and front passenger keep tabs on passengers both day and night via the 8-inch Display Audio screen and CabinTalk that lets the driver talk to rear passengers via the rear speakers.


The 2018 Odyssey is powered by a 3.5-liter, direct-injected i-VTEC V-6 engine with Variable Cylinder Management™ (VCM™). The 3.5L now generates 32 more horsepower at 280 and is mated to two available new transmissions - a 9-speed automatic and a new 10-speed automatic.


The 2018 Honda Odyssey is going to arrive in showrooms this spring.

Source: Honda

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