Honda Odyssey Hybrid Goes On Sale In Japan

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After its debut at the 2015 Tokyo Motor Show, Honda's new hybrid MPV is now available for order in its local market.

The cheapest version of the Odyssey Hybrid starts from 3,560,000 yen ($30,300), while the most expensive one has been priced at 4,056,400 yen ($34,500).

Standard equipment includes automatic air conditioning unit with Plasmacluster technology, a large-sized armrest for the driver's seat and the Honda Sensing suite of advanced safety and driver assist technology.

Honda has also announced full pricing details on the rest of the Odyssey lineup, which sees the "G" as the most affordable model, priced at 2,892,840 yen ($24,600). Non-hybrid units are powered by a 2.4-liter DOHC i-VTEC engine, connected to a CVT. FWD comes standard and AWD is available on more expensive versions.

A total of seven body colors are available for the Odyssey, while the interior is finished in either Ivory or Black, with the latter being the only choice on the Hybrid.

The eight-seater people carrier is powered by the Hybrid i-MMD (Intelligent Multi-Mode Drive) powertrain, which consists of a 2.0-liter i-VTEC and a 232 percent smaller and lighter electric motor taking juice from a lithium-ion battery pack mounted underneath the front seats.

Power is sent to the front-wheel drive through a CVT transmission and the average fuel economy achieved in the JC08 test cycle is 3.8 lt/100km (61.1 mpg US).

Via Honda Japan H/T WCF



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