Honda Debuts 2018 Odyssey and Project 2&4 at Chicago Auto Show

March 9th, 2017 by

Honda LogoJust when Central Illinois drivers thought they knew what to expect from the engineers at Honda, the latter have proved once more that they’re always willing to push the envelope. The 2017 Chicago Auto Show is the longest-running expo in North America, and every year, automobile manufacturers from all over the world use it as an opportunity to display their newest and most innovative offerings. This year, Honda’s showing included the 2017 Project 2&4 and the 2018 Odyssey! Each presentation provides many reasons to get excited about Honda’s future.

The 2017 Project 2&4 and the 2018 Odyssey

We’ve never seen anything like the 2017 Honda Project 2&4. This one-of-a-kind vehicle was the result of a friendly competition between teams of Honda engineers, and it combines the speed and agility of a motorcycle with the traction and stability of a racing dragster. The 2&4 weighs just under 1,000 pounds, redlines at 14,000 rpm, and gets up to 212 hp! It’s been designed for use on public roads, and drivers everywhere are eager to see how it feels to drive.

Next year’s Odyssey offers numerous improvements on a classic Honda vehicle, one that has long been a favorite of families in Central Illinois. Drivers continue to celebrate the 2017 Honda Odyssey for many of the reasons you’d expect. This minivan is spacious, reliable, powerful, and full-to-bursting with desirable standard features. In designing the 2018 Odyssey, Honda’s engineers have built upon the strengths of the 2017 model by replacing the latter’s standard 6-speed automatic transmission with an all-new 9-speed automatic transmission! Although the 2017 and 2018 Odyssey both come equipped with a 3.5L V6, the engine in the 2018 version has been retooled to offer even more power. Next year’s model will generate up to 280 hp, compared to the 248 hp produced by the 2017 model. The new Odyssey’s suite of features will also include new offerings like multi-zone audio, wireless device charging, and an in-car WiFi hot spot.

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Honda took the opportunity to debut next year’s 2018 Odyssey with the futuristic 2017 Project 2&4 at the 2017 Chicago Auto Show, but you don’t have to wait to get behind the wheel of one of their vehicles. Check out our leasing specials and test drive your favorite options at a Central Illinois Honda Dealer near you.