Honda adds 2 big beauties to their stable, the Honda Odyssey and Pilot

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Honda Cars Philippines, Inc. (HCPI) added two big beauties to their stable today with the launch of the all-new Honda Odyssey and all-new Honda Pilot.

Developed with the concept of being the “Ultimate Family Vehicle,” the all-new Honda Odyssey combine cool styling, class-leading performance, safety and utility. As a mom, that just about sums up everything you look for when choosing a family vehicle. An interesting factoid shared Odyssey’s by Stephen Frey (Principal Engineer / Manager, Chassis Design, Honda R&D Americas, Inc.) at the launch was that they actually used Honda associates and their families as their first test market — since they actually fit the demographic the Odyssey was created for. The Odyssey is fitted with power sliding doors at both sides of the vehicle to allow effortless opening and closing, as well as a power tailgate that allows for easy closing. With the kiddies in mind, the side and back doors all have an anti-pinch function to prevent anyone from accidentally being caught when closing. In 2011, this CBU from the US not only received a five star rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), but also got a Top Safety Pick rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).

The all-new Pilot is Honda’s first full-sized SUV in the Philippine market. “Intelligent Family Adventure” was the peg for this vehicle, and one of its aims is to provide each member of the family (or passenger) an equally enjoyable experience from the various amenities and flexible cargo options, while staying true to Honda’s core of being fuel efficient, fun to drive, as well as environment friendly. While Kerry McClure (Principal Engineer, Engineering Operations, Honda R&D Americas, Inc) explained that the Pilot shares many features with the Odyssey, the Pilot caters to the more adventurous lot who need to go off road and/or pull heavy loads like jetskis or the like. Also like the Odyssey, the Honda Pilot also received top marks from both the NHTSA and IIHS.

For more details, please visit www.hondaphil.com.

QUICK SPECS

2012 Honda  Odyssey
  • Variant: 3.5 EX-L
  • Engine: 3.5L i-VTEC V6, 24 valves
  • Variable Cylinder Management (VCM)
  • Horsepower: 250 ps @ 5,700 rpm
  • Torque: 35 kg-m @ 4,800 rpm
  • Active Noise Control
  • Mechanical: 5-speed automatic transmission
  • Unit-body construction
  • MacPherson strut front suspension
  • Multi-link double wishbone rear suspension
  • Ventilated disc front brakes
  • Drum in disc rear brakes
  • Dimensions: Length: 5,152 mm
  • Width: 2,011 mm
  • Height: 1,737 mm
  • Wheelbase: 3,000 mm
  • Turning radius: 10.8 m at wheel center
  • Curb weight: 1,970 kg
  • Exterior: Power sunroof with anti-pinch function
  • Power tailgate with key-integrated remote
  • Power sliding doors on both driver and passenger sides with key integrated remote
  • Fog lights
  • 17” alloy wheels
  • Seating: 8 passengers seating capacity
  • All leather seats
  • 10-way power adjustable driver seat
  • 4-way power adjustable front passenger seat
  • 3rd row 60:40 folding Magic Seats with seatback adjustment
  • Comfort & Convenience: Tri-zone auto climate control air conditioning system with independent controls for the driver, front passenger, and 2nd row passengers
  • Cooler box
  • Cruise control
  • Bluetooth Hands Free Link
  • Rear back-up camera with backing sensors
  • Front and rear corner sensors
  • 8-inch high resolution QVGA multi-information display
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel with mounted audio controls
  • Audio: Module-type single CD in-dash with MP3 and WMA playback capability
  • 2GB flash memory CD library
  • USB connection and exterior auxiliary jack
  • Bluetooth audio streaming
  • 7 speakers including 1 sub-woofer
  • Safety: Dual-stage, multiple-threshold front SRS airbags for driver and passenger
  • Front airbags
  • Side curtain airbags with rollover sensor for all 3 rows
  • Advance Compatibility Engineering (ACE) body structure
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD)
  • Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA)
  • 2nd and 3rd row Lower Tethers and Anchors for Children (LATCH)
  • Exterior color: Smoky Topaz; Mocha Metallic; White Diamond
  • Suggested Retail Price: Php 2,800,000 (+ Php 25,000 for White Diamond)

2012 Honda Pilot

  • Variant: 3.5 EX-L
  • Engine: 3.5L i-VTEC V6, 24 valves
  • Variable Cylinder Management (VCM)
  • Horsepower: 257 ps @ 5,700 rpm
  • Torque: 35.4 kg-m @ 4,800 rpm
  • Active Noise Control
  • Mechanical: 5-speed automatic transmission
  • Four-wheel drive (4WD)
  • Hill Start Assist
  • Variable Torque Management 4-Wheel Drive System (VTM-4)
  • Unit-body construction
  • MacPherson strut front suspension
  • Multi-link with trailing arm rear suspension
  • Ventilated disc front brakes
  • Drum in disc rear brakes
  • Dimensions: Length: 4,875 mm
  • Width: 1,995 mm
  • Height: 1,845 mm
  • Wheelbase: 2,775 mm
  • Turning radius: 5.63 m at wheel center
  • Curb weight: 2,087 kg
  • Exterior: Power sunroof with anti-pinch function
  • Tailgate with glass hatch with key-integrated release button
  • Auto on/off and manual leveling multi-reflector halogen headlights
  • Fog lights
  • 17” alloy wheels
  • Integrated tow hitch with cover
  • 2,045 kg towing capacity
  • Seating: 8 passengers seating capacity
  • All leather seats
  • 10-way power adjustable driver seat
  • 4-way power adjustable front passenger seat
  • Comfort & Convenience: Tri-zone auto climate control air conditioning system with independent control for the driver, front passenger, and 2nd row passengers
  • Cruise control
  • Bluetooth Hands Free Link
  • Rear back-up camera with backing sensors
  • Front and rear corner sensors
  • 8-inch high resolution QVGA multi-information display
  • 2nd and 3rd row reading lights
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel with mounted audio controls
  • Audio: Module-type single CD in-dash with MP3 and WMA playback capability
  • 2GB flash memory CD library
  • USB connection and exterior auxiliary jack
  • Bluetooth audio streaming
  • 7 speakers including 1 sub-woofer
  • Safety: Dual-stage, multiple-threshold front SRS airbags for driver and front passenger
  • Front side airbags
  • Side curtain airbags with rollover sensor for all 3 rows
  • Advance Compatibility Engineering (ACE) body structure
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD)
  • Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA)
  • 2nd and 3rd row Lower Tethers and Anchors for Children (LATCH)
  • Exterior Colors: Taffeta White; Crystal Black; Dark Amber
  • Suggested Retail Price: Php 2,600,000