Whether you’re a parent or not, you probably have a pretty good picture of what family travel can look like at its worst. Spilled drinks, name calling, are-we-there-yets, and frequent restroom stops only begin the list of challenges that can occur on a lengthy family trip. While no vehicle can completely eliminate the stresses of family travel, the 2018 Honda Odyssey has a number of new technologies that will keep everyone content.
2018 Honda Odyssey Release Date
Before taking a deeper dive into those peacekeeping technologies, you’re probably wondering when the next-generation Odyssey is expected to arrive on the Indy Honda lot. After its release at the North American International Auto Show in January, Honda announced that the 2018 Honda Odyssey release date will come in the spring of 2017. So, if you’re in the market for a new minivan, you won’t have to wait long for this exciting new model.
Two pieces of technology — CabinWatch and CabinTalk — help moms and dads in the front seat better see and communicate with those in the second and third rows.
CabinWatch does exactly what its name implies, allowing those in the front seat to keep eyes on the rest of the cabin without having to dangerously turn around. On the Odyssey’s 8-inch high-resolution display, the driver or passenger-side occupant can display a picture from a mounted camera pointed at the second and third row seats.
When you catch some mischief via CabinWatch, Honda CabinTalk makes putting a stop to it a little easier. Rather than straining your vocal chords to try to communicate with the kids, CabinTalk allows you to speak through the second- and third-row speakers.
Rear Entertainment System
While the 2018 Honda Odyssey will help you better react to any rear-seat mishaps, it will also help prevent some altogether. With the available Connected Rear Seat Entertainment System, second- and third-row passengers can peacefully take in streaming video on a 10.2-inch display. With many included streaming services, your kids’ favorite content is sure to be available.
These are just a glimpse of the features that make the 2018 Honda Odyssey such a family-friendly vehicle. Stay posted to our blog or give us a call to learn more about when the 2018 Odyssey will arrive at Indy Honda.