Honda is set to premier the fifth-generation Honda Odyssey MPV at the upcoming 2017 North American Auto Show in Detroit. The large MPV, commonly know as a minivan in the United States, is teased for the first time ahead of its launch.

Interestingly, the new Odyssey is inspired by the scribbles made by the children of the Odyssey Development Team. The reason was simple, yet effective. Since many children in the States travel in minivans, their feedback and imagination could shape minivans of the future.

As a whole, the new model looks similar to the outgoing model, particularly the thick D-pillar and low but wide design. One notable difference are the new C-shaped tail lamps, adjoined by a chrome trim.

Honda has hinted that the new MPV will be powered by an all-new powertrain. Thus, it could share the 190 hp 1.5-litre turbocharged four-cylinder unit that powers the new CR-V. Honda Sensing active safety technology could also be featured.Odyssey

The new Odyssey has big shoes to fill, simply because it has been a popular choice for families in the United States for over than two decades. Back at home, Honda Malaysia is selling the fourth-generation model at RM255,500, and is fully imported. Stay tuned for more updates on the new Odyssey!

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Travis Chang
While his day job is as exciting as a certain beige saloon, he knows a thing or two about cars and motorsports. The true definition of motoring nirvana according to him is a clear and twisty tarmac surrounded with mesmerizing vistas, followed with a track list of indie tunes on the stereo. Any cars will do fine, not so for big MPVs which he loathes...