Honda_Odyssey_frontHonda Odyssey people mover has had an external facelift, an upgraded interior and improved driver assist technology for the 2018 season.

The Odyssey VTi now has an ‘aero’ front fascia design previously used on the top-of-the-range VTi-L. Bright chrome surrounds for the new front foglights add to the image.

Topline Odyssey VTi-L has received a ‘premium aero package’ bolder bumper shaping, LED foglights and a dark chrome finish on the grilles and door handles. It also has a revised rear fascia and a stylish tailgate applique.

Inside the VTi-L, the second row captain’s chairs have reshaped headrests, as well as additional seat-mounted storage compartments.

‘Honda Sensing’ provides an impressive suite of safety items in the Odyssey VTi-L: Adaptive Cruise Control, Forward Collision Warning, Collision Mitigation Braking System, Lane Departure Warning ,Road Departure Mitigation System, and Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS).


Improvements to NVH (Noise, Vibration, Harshness) are claimed, we can report on this when we get behind the wheel of an MY18 Honda Odyssey early next year.

Two new paint colours have also been introduced as part of this model update on Odyssey, with Cobalt Blue Pearlescent and Platinum White Pearlescent replacing Modern Steel Metallic and White Orchid Pearlescent respectively. The colours are offered on both Odyssey variants.

Not sure we’ve ever seen a Honda Odyssey towing anything in Australia, but if you wish to do so the VTi-L has had its maximum braked towing capacity increased to 1000 kg.


New Honda Odyssey will be in dealers Australia wide by the end of the year and is covered by a five-year unlimited distance warranty.

The Manufacturer’s List Price for the 18YM Odyssey VTi is $37,990, while the top-selling Odyssey VTi-L is now available for $47,590.

About Ewan Kennedy

Ewan Kennedy, a long-time car enthusiast, was Technical Research Librarian with the NRMA from 1970 until 1985. He worked part-time as a freelance motoring journalist from 1977 until 1985, when he took a full-time position as Technical Editor with Modern Motor magazine. Late in 1987 he left to set up a full-time business as a freelance motoring journalist. Ewan is an associate member of the Society of Automotive Engineers - International. An economy driving expert, he set the Guinness World Record for the greatest distance travelled in a standard road vehicle on a single fuel fill. He lists his hobbies as stage acting, travelling, boating and reading.
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