When on a time, minivans ended up the amazing new alternative to uninteresting family members station wagons. In an ironic twist of destiny, they in the long run inherited the wagon’s title of uninteresting family members auto as SUVs turned the amazing new alternative. In an even greater twist of destiny, wagons have considering that turn out to be amazing, and in some situations this sort of as the Audi RS6 Avant, they’re extremely rapidly to boot. But which is a issue for a unique time.

In the age of SUVs, minivans are almost extinct but which is not stopping Mugen from producing them amazing. The pointed out Honda tuning firm lately announced a myriad of upgrades for the lately updated Honda Odyssey that provides some visible bunch without currently being all shouty about it. There are even some less than-the-pores and skin enhancements, but sadly, it really is not the bonkers twin-turbocharged Odyssey we know anyone needs. And for our US viewers, you have no question surmised that these upgrades implement to the Japanese-current market Odyssey. The North American design is quite unique, so for now, we are out of luck.


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What are we missing? A modest carbon fiber chin spoiler sits lower on the Odyssey’s lately updated confront, along with far more carbon fiber trim for the grille. It is really a modest update but it does increase a bit far more visible charm to the folks mover. People are the new additions, but Mugen also offers a roof spoiler for the rear, a chrome garnish above the rocker panels on the sides, window vents, and an upgraded set of wheels in both eighteen-inch or 19-inch dimension.

At the rear of the wheels you are going to locate the only functionality enhancement for the Odyssey. Upgraded brake pads are available front and rear, even though Mugen also lists anything from substantial-functionality fluids to amazing oil filler caps and even a odd-seeking protect that fits around the brake reservoir. It is really intended to capture any fluids that could leak out “thanks to a variety of variables when driving.” We suspect its main objective is for other Hondas with substantial-functionality aspirations, but hey, it fits the Odyssey.

In Japan, the minivan is available with both a 2.-liter hybrid powertrain or a 2.four-liter mill, the two of which check-in less than 200 horsepower (149 kilowatts). Meanwhile in the States, we get an Odyssey with Honda’s three.5-liter V6 producing 280 hp (209 kW) so if you’re bummed about not getting Mugen areas overnighted from Japan, just take coronary heart in being aware of that you are going to still be quicker.