We’re pretty much impervious to teasing campaigns from automakers – even though some of them try to stand out from the crowd with sometimes idiotic (the glyphs from A5, for example) ideas.

But this time of the year – with Christmas making our hearts warmer – we’re quite open to Honda’s idea of teasing the Odyssey in time for the next generation debut at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. This is because the automaker allowed kids to sketch out their visions for the minivan. We also have the official rendering – but it’s not nearly as innovative or candid. Honda asked members of its Ohio-based Odyssey development team to have their own children draw their visions of the all-new generation minivan.


As for the official introduction, Honda has decided to remain mysterious and hold out information – simply confirming the new minivan “will feature new powertrain technology, sophisticated styling, and showcase a new suite of innovative features.” The current version has been bearing up its years quite well in America, but it needs to keep up with traditional competitors such as Chrysler’s new Pacifica. The next generation Odyssey will have its own spotlight in Detroit during NAIAS, where it will be presented in front of the live audience on Monday, January 9.


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