Honda Odyssey

Doha Marketing Services Company W.L.L. (DOMASCO) announced the launch of Honda Odyssey J in Qatar at the Honda Showroom today.

Available now in Qatar, the All New Honda Odyssey J exuberates luxury and unrivaled comfort. The All New Odyssey J is the next generation minivan that sets the bar in automobile sophistication. Managing Director of DOMASCO, Faisal Sharif, said:

We are very excited about the arrival of the All New Odyssey J that will impress the luxury minivan segment.’

The All New Odyssey J makes driving fun as well as provides great comfort, ample cargo space, intelligent features and exceptional utility with low fuel consumption that adds to the Joy of passenger. Head of Sales & Marketing for Honda, Greig Roffey, said:

The All New Odyssey J is an excellent addition to the Honda range. It encompasses the best Honda technologies from passenger and utility vehicles to deliver a trendy, versatile and sporty package in a compact minivan design.’

Exterior styling

The All New Odyssey J is being launched keeping in mind the customer preferences of Middle East Region. As a fact, this will be the only region where both Odyssey’s will be available to suit different customer tastes. Its exterior design is based on ‘Solid Streamline’ concept with an ultra-low platform to achieve an elegant and dynamically proportioned look while still mindful of the cabin space. The ultra-low floor design which sits only 300 mm above the ground helps ease passenger entry and exit, unique to the All New Odyssey J. The incorporation of LED headlights (EX-V), LED daytime running lights, LED tail lamps are crafted and blend with functionality and safety. The All New Honda Odyssey J is also equipped with the standard power sliding doors on both sides with the addition of one touch technology at assistant side for the EX grade and both driver and assistant side for the EX-V grade.

Interior styling

Honda Odyssey Interior

The interior design of the All New Odyssey J is indicative of a hotel suite as it is primarily patterned to one based on its ‘Modern Suite Room’ concept; easily described as elegant and high-class fitted with only the finest choice of materials. Added to that, Honda’s craft and expertise in efficient packaging is also noticeable in the All New Odyssey J; which is able to accommodate seven passengers on the EX-V grade and eight passengers on the EX grade, comfortably with generous head, elbow and leg room.

New to Honda’s luxury minivan is the application of Captain Cradle Seats in the 2nd row  for the EX-V Leather grade which provides the ultimate in luxury travel with adjustable ottomans and armrests. The 3rd row has individual headrests which provide comfort all around.

The All New Odyssey J is equipped with a seven inch touch screen display audio system. In addition to the above, the All New Odyssey J boasts of a rear view camera, map light, Front A/c, Rear A/c and 3rd row ultra-vents with anelectrostatic touch type A/c control panel, map lights, and a whole host of other intelligent features.

Power train

The All New Odyssey J is powered with the Earth Dreams Technology 2.4-liter, DOHC i-VTEC 4-cylinder engine and Continuous Variable Transmission. The All New Odyssey J’s low center of gravity offers an extremely comfortable ride and smooth driving performance. The engine combines outstanding torque of 225N-m @ 4000 rpm and generates an output of power of 173hp @ 6200 rpm.

Another feature of Odyssey J is the G-Design shift that has been engineered to give the Odyssey J a more natural and sporty feel. While accelerating, this system responds to the driver demands more quickly than conventional automatics and other CVT technologies.

Body and safety

The All New Honda Odyssey utilises Honda’s Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) body structure technology to enhance occupant protection and crash compatibility. The All New Odyssey boasts of improved rigidity. It also boasts of Honda active-safety features such as the Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA), Anti-Lock Brake Systems (ABS), Electronic Brake Distributor (EBD) and Hill Start Assist (HSA).

Another highlight is the Blind Spot Information (BSI) System. This system lets out a large beep sound if there is an approaching vehicle as well as an indicator light will appear on the side view mirror cautioning the driver to take counter measure by keeping a safe driving distance.

In addition, there are a total of 6 SRS Air Bags i.e.irbags and SRS airbags in the first row as well as side curtain airbags up to the third row give the driver and all passengers the optimal protection.

The All New Odyssey J has received a 5-star rating from the ASEAN NCAP as well as Australian for superior Adult Occupation Protection and safety performance.

Grade and colour availability

The All New Honda Odyssey J has introduced the base grade namely EX and the top grade EX-V with leather for the GCC region. The All New Odyssey J will be available in the below colours:

  • White Orchid Pearl
  • Super Platinum Metallic
  • Crystal Black Pearl
  • Modern Steel Metallic
  • Glamorous Mauve Pearl
  • Carnelian Red Pearl

DOMASCO is a leading group company in Qatar with a diversified portfolio representing some of the world’s most visible and award-winning brands such as Honda, Volvo, GAC, Proton, CMC, Raymond Weil, Kolber, Casio, Titan, Police, Gant, Xbox, Carrier and Sanyo. DOMASCO has more than 25 directly-operated showrooms and shops as well as a presence in numerous dealer stores in Doha. Established in 1965 in Qatar, the company evolved into its present form in 1995 as DOMASCO, a joint venture between the Al Futtaim Group and prominent Qatari shareholders. Today, DOMASCO continues to be managed by the Al Futtaim group, the conglomerate with a global footprint encompassing the Middle East, Africa, Asia, Australasia and Europe.

For more information, visit DOMASCO’s website.