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The Amazing Mini Van called the Honda Odyssey

Honda the reputed Japanese automobile manufacturers are the proud developers of Honda Odyssey. The car was launched in 1994 and is a popular van model around the world. It is currently sold in Japan and North America in its fourth generation.

A Little Background regarding the Honda Odyssey

During the economic turbulence faced by Japan in the 1990’s, this car was originally conceptualized by the Honda auto makers. The various constraints present lead the Honda Odyssey to be built as a MPV model which was more compact in nature. This model was very popular in Japan and North America. However the first versions of this car were manufactured in Europe, under the car model name of Honda Shuttle.

Over the year Honda, set up its automobile manufacturing unit in Lincoln and wanted to create a larger version of the Honda Odyssey. From the year 1999, larger versions of the Honda Odyssey were made for its North America market, while smaller models were still in great demand in Japan. Between the years 1990 to the early twentieth century, a larger car model of Honda Odyssey called the Honda LagGreat was launched, for its popular North American market.

Honda Odyssey’s performance in the domestic market of Japan

The fourth versions of Honda Odyssey’s started in 2008, for the domestic market of Japan. In the coming New Year’s more versions of the Honda Odyssey’s would be developed for the domestic market in Japan. In these car models, the basic five door design and the four engine cylinder would remain.

Various awards won by the Honda Odyssey’s

- In the first year, Honda Odyssey’s won the special car year award in Japan, in the special category.

- By 1997, it became the fastest car model being sold.

- In 1995, it received prestigious car award from the popular automobile magazine called “Wheel” magazine.

These amazing features made Honda Odyssey, one of popular mini vans in Japan and North America.

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Technical Characteristics of Honda Odyssey

Technical Characteristics of 2008 Honda Odyssey 4WD produced by Honda (JP).

Body Type Estate (station wagon; shooting brake) 5 doors / 6 seats
Weight 1660 Kg
Length 4800 mm
Height 1565 mm
Wheelbase 2830 mm
Front Track 1560 mm
Rear Track 1560 mm
Ground Clearance 150 mm
Fuel Capacity 60 liters
Engine location front
Engine alignment transverse
Drive Wheels All wheel drive
Steering rack & pinion PAS
Fuel Supply System Honda PGM-FI fuel injection
Max Power 172HP (127 kW) @ 6000 rpm
Max Torque 222Nm @ 4300 rpm
CO2 Emissions 219 g/Km
Engine Coolant water
Displacement 2354 cc
Bore 87 mm
Stroke 99 mm
Cam Design DOHC - Double Overhead Camshaft (per bank)
Cylinders 4 INLINE
Valves per cylinder 4
Total Valves 16
Compression Ratio 10:1
Aspiration Normal
Front Brakes VeDi
Rear Brakes Dr-S-ABS
Standard Wheels n/a
Standard Tyres 215/60 R 16 95H / 215/60 R 15 95H
Suspension Front I.DW.
Suspension Rear TBAx.
Transmission automatic
Number of gears 5
Acceleration 0-100 Km/h n/a
Acceleration 80-120 Km/h n/a
Top Speed n/a
City 12.5 l/100km
Road 6.8 l/100km
Mixt 8.9 l/100km