Next-Generation Honda Odyssey Concept Coming To Chicago Auto Show

By Steven J. Ewing

January 27, 2010

While the world of minivans isn't nearly as exciting(?) as it used to be, there's still a relatively substantial need for larger MPVs in our marketplace. Toyota's all-new Sienna certainly brings a lot to the table, as do the Chrysler Town & Country/Dodge Grand Caravan twins.

But in the minivan hierarchy, the Honda Odyssey is king -- it out-sold every other van in both 2008 and 2009. And while the third-generation Odyssey is getting to be a bit old, American Honda has announced that it will debut a concept version of the next-generation Odyssey at next month's Chicago Auto Show.

No specific details have been released as of this writing, but Honda says that the new Odyssey will be more efficient and better to drive, while still being a very innovative and high-quality package.

We have our strollers and juice boxes ready, and we'll be sure to give you all of the full details from the Chicago show floor in just two weeks. In the meantime, scroll down to read Honda's short press release.

Honda to Debut Next-generation Odyssey Concept at Chicago Auto Show

American Honda Motor Co., Inc., will debut a concept version of the next-generation Honda Odyssey minivan at the 2010 Chicago Auto Show on February 10, the company announced today.

The next-generation Odyssey will further enhance its hallmark qualities of innovation, quality, safety and fun-to-drive character, while increasing its overall efficiency. The Odyssey, currently in its third generation, was the best-selling minivan in the United States in 2008 and 2009. It is produced from domestic and globally sourced parts by Honda Manufacturing of Alabama, LLC in Lincoln, Alabama.