2021 Honda Odyssey Hybrid USA Release Date – Honda sold 56,611 units of the Odyssey in the first seven months of the year, or 6.5 percent less than the January-July 2018 range. In an effort to boost sales, the minivan is entering the 2020 model year with an optional 25th anniversary accessory package to mark a quarter of a century since Odyssy’s 1994 launch in North America.
2021 Honda Odyssey Hybrid USA Release Date
Priced at $ 1,500 or $ 2,800 if you go for the exclusive dealer-installed 19-inch wheels, the package bundles a chrome roof bracket and body side moldings, while the chrome rear bumper protector and the special key fob are also part of the deal. To sweeten the pot, Honda will add illuminated sill plates with the anniversary logo, along with special badges adorning the front fenders and tailgate.
Perhaps more important is the company’s decision to make the 10-speed automatic transmission standard across the range, which is the same thing we can say about the Idle stop system. The latter cuts fuel consumption by automatically switching off the engine after the Odyssey comes to a stop for at least two seconds. When the driver releases the brake pedal, the engine starts again.
Speaking of engine, all versions of the Alabama-built minivan are powered by a 3.5-liter V6 with 280 horsepower and 262 pound-feet (355 Newton-meters) of torque on the barrel.
Prices start at $ 31,785 (including $ 1,095 destination charging) for the base 2020 Honda Odyssey LX and rise to $ 48,415 for the Range-topping Elite trim. Even the base model has automatic climate control, multi-angle rear camera, push button start and two USB ports. Go for the flagship trim trim and you get niceties like LED headlights, front and rear parking sensors, ventilated front seats, wireless smartphone charging, power-folding mirrors, a better sound system, power tailgate, automatic wipers, Tri-zone climate control and a heated steering wheel .
To mark the Odyssey’s transition into the 2020 model year, Honda has dropped an unusually large photo gallery with the fifth generation of its people mover.
Currently the Chrysler Pacifica hybrid is the only hybrid minivan available on the market, but that could soon change as Honda is considering a hybrid version of the Odyssey. Honda recently released a hybrid version of the Acura MDX, which also shares the same platform as the Odyssey – making it easier to build a case for the Odyssey hybrid.
The decision to release an Odyssey hybrid could come sooner than later, as Honda has already set an ambitious goal of having two-thirds of its global sales come from electrified vehicles by 2030. That’s a huge undertaking given that only five percent of Honda’s sales last year were electrified models.
“The electrification initiative is definitely coming, but where products and what timing is not 100% ready yet,” Sladek continued.