Comments about Honda Odyssey (2005-)
For the North American market, Honda Odyssey, known in Japan as the LaGreat (Ragureito), is a minivan manufactured and sold by Japanese automaker Honda since 1994. The design of the Odyssey following the economic crisis in Japan in the 1990s, in turn, imposed severe restrictions on the size and overall concept of the vehicle, which determined that the manufacture of the minivan must be made with minimal modifications in existing facilities. As a result, compact MPV-class minivans are well received in Japan’s domestic market and in North America. Honda has sold larger (large MPV grade) odyssey in the North American market since 1999 and smaller Odyssey in Japan and other markets. Honda has also offered a bigger North American Odyssey in Japan, the Honda LaGreat. With the change of times and consumer groups, more people choose Odyssey as a travel tool, and in the near future, will Honda’s Odyssey design a business model?