Honda has officially announced that they’ll be showcasing a newly updated 2014 Odyssey minivan while their subsidiary confirmed that the production version of the all-new 2014 Acura MDX will be unveiled at this year’s New York International Auto Show.
Click here for our original post on the 2013 Acura MDX Prototype from the 2013 Detroit Auto Show.
Not much was said about the Odyssey, other than we can expect it to don similar underpinnings to the Accord sedan, while taking after its [the Accord] updated style.
The 2014 Acura MDX however was already showcased at this year’s Detroit Auto Show, considering that Honda and their subsidiary tend to often move their concept cars into production without any significant changes. That said, what we saw at the Detroit Auto Show is pretty much what we could expect the production 2014 Acura MDX to look like, minus some minor detailing.
The 2014 Acura MDX is said to be powered by a “highly efficient” direct-injected—Honda’s first—3.5L J-Series V6, complete with i-VTEC and Variable Cylinder Management. Two- and all-wheel will both be offered along with a long laundry list of standard features.
For full details, check out the press releases below.
2014 Honda Odyssey to Debut with Innovative New Features at the 2013 New York International Auto Show
TORRANCE, Calif. – Honda will reveal details of the refreshed 2014 Odyssey, including some innovative new features, at the New York International Auto Show (NYIAS). The 2014 Odyssey further strengthens the Honda minivan’s position as the segment’s most coveted family-friendly vehicle, and adds to its status as the strongest overall ownership value in its class.
The 2013 Odyssey is already an IIHS TOP SAFETY PICK, an AutoPacific Ideal Vehicle Award winner, an ALG Residual Value award winner, and one of the Best Family Cars of 2012 according to the editors of Parents Magazine/Edmunds.com and Kelley Blue Book’s kbb.com.
The 2014 Odyssey along with Honda’s complete line-up of fuel efficient, innovative and fun-to-drive cars and trucks, including the 2014 Accord Plug-In Hybrid and 2013 Fit EV, will be on display at the Honda booth during NYIAS press and public days. Both the 2014 Accord Plug-In and the fully-electric Honda Fit EV were recently launched at select Honda dealerships in New York.
With an EPA fuel economy rating of 115 MPGe in electric-only mode, the Accord Plug-In is the most efficient sedan in America, and also the first production car to meet the U.S. EPA’s more stringent LEV3/SULEV20 vehicle emissions standard. The five-passenger all-electric 2013 Honda Fit EV delivers 189 lb-ft of torque from its electric motor and features a fully independent, multi-link rear suspension that serves as the foundation for Honda’s fun-to-drive EV with an EPA combined city/highway estimated driving range rating of 82 miles.
All-New 2014 Acura MDX to Restake Luxury SUV Benchmark Status at the 2013 New York International Auto Show
TORRANCE, Calif – The production version of the all-new 2014 Acura MDX will be unveiled March 27, at the 2013 New York International Auto Show (NYIAS), which will further cement the model’s position as the benchmark in the three-row luxury SUV category. Utilizing a completely new platform that has been optimized in every respect, the seven-passenger MDX will offer enhanced ride comfort, a more versatile cabin, and increased fuel efficiency, while also improving dynamic performance.
The new third-generation 2014 Acura MDX is equipped with a highly efficient direct-injected 3.5-liter i-VTEC V-6 engine with Variable Cylinder Management (VCM), and will be offered in both SH-AWD and 2-wheel-drive drivetrain variants, the latter configuration being a first for the model. The 2014 MDX features a longer wheelbase that raises ride quality, increases second-row legroom, and improves third-row seat access. In addition, the 2014 Acura MDX harnesses a collection of Acura signature technologies, including the next-generation of the AcuraLink® Connectivity System and Jewel Eye™ LED headlamps.
The 2014 MDX offers a collection of innovative driver assistive and visibility technologies such as the Multi-Angle Rearview Camera and the available Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS), Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) with Low-Speed Follow, and Blind Spot Information (BSI). The third-generation MDX is also equipped with a broad array of advanced safety technologies, including the next generation Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ II (ACE™ II) body structure and the available Forward Collision Warning (FCW) and Lane Departure Warning (LDW) systems. Further, the 2014 MDX is expected to achieve top-level safety ratings, including a 5-star Overall Vehicle Score from the NHTSA and a TOP SAFETY PICK+ rating from the IIHS.
– By: Chris Chin