The new people mover will take on a more ‘minivan’ look, with a higher roofline than before and with sliding doors to the rear seats.
Honda has released few details to go with the images, but it does say the new model will get an ultra-low floor platform, aimed at improving interior space.
The package is now closer in appearance to the model sold in the US under the Odyssey badge.
The images tell us there will be an ‘Econ’ driving mode, blind-spot mirrors and a front windscreen-mounted camera to serve as a forward-collision avoidance.
There are at least seven exterior and two interior colours to choose from.
Engine and transmission options remain unclear, but the current 2.4 litre four-cylinder petrol engine which currently produces 132kW and 218Nm may continue on.
However, Honda has mentioned that the new Odyssey’s power-plant will be both more powerful and more fuel efficient (the current model returns 8.9 l/100km).
The 2014 Odyssey is a big step away from the Jade concept unveiled at the Shanghai Auto Show, which was believed to preview the next model. Honda had confirmed mass-production for the Jade, but it now remains unclear if it will serve as a future Odyssey model.
Honda Australia recently announced new drive-away pricing on current Odyssey stocks, with the entry-level starting at $37,990 and the Luxury priced at $45,990. Pricing for the new model will of course be confirmed closer to launch.
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