For a long time, the Odyssey was the best-selling minivan in North America. Today, it still marks decent sales numbers but it lags behind two main competitors – Toyota Sienna and Chrysler Pacifica. For that reason, many believe that the Japanese manufacturer is preparing a special thing to boost the sales numbers. Allegedly, the 2024 Honda Odyssey Type R has been in development, a pretty unusual high-performance version, we would say.
This version would come with all kinds of upgrades but the first thing that comes to mind is the powertrain. Naturally, we expect to see something potent, while reports even speculate about a manual transmission. Furthermore, we would expect to see things like suspensions and chassis upgrades, as well as bigger brakes. Furthermore, this version would come with lots of styling details that accentuate its performance nature.
2024 Honda Odyssey Type R Specs
As we already mentioned, one of the main things about this version would be the powertrain upgrade. Currently, the standard model comes with a 3.5-liter V6 with 280 horsepower and 252 pound-feet of torque, which is enough for decent performance. On the other hand, the 2024 Honda Odyssey Type R would come with something more potent. One of the engines that comes to mind is the 2.0-liter turbo-four, which puts out over 300 horsepower. While that’s not a significant power upgrade, the fact that this engine comes with a turbocharger means that there is more torque to expect.
Some sources also speculate about the turbocharged V6. We are talking about a 3.0-liter engine that already powers models like the MDX Type S, which puts out around 355 horsepower. Furthermore, we can also hear reports about the new transmission. Allegedly, the current automatic gearbox would be replaced with a 6-speed manual, which has been one of the most special things about models with the Type R badge.
2024 Honda Odyssey Type R Design
Of course, the new powertrain wouldn’t be the only upgrade of the 2024 Honda Odyssey Type R. We would also expect other mechanical upgrades, especially when it comes to the chassis and suspension setup. At this point, the first thing that comes to mind is stiffer suspension and lower ground clearance, while bigger brakes are also expected, along with lower-profile tires.
Naturally, we would also expect to see lots of styling upgrades. Some rendering photos already appeared on the networks and they show a completely new body kit, with new bumpers, rear wing, bigger wheels and many more. Naturally, there is the Type R’s recognizable front badge, along with numerous “Type R” badges around the vehicle.
One of the interesting things about this model is the fact that this would be the first Type R car with three rows of seats. Of course, the seating configuration would remain the same, though the front seats would probably be upgraded. Naturally, we would also count on Honda’s well-known red interior color scheme, something that characterizes all Type R models. Of course, the cabin would come with all kinds of materials upgrades, including things like carbon fiber and aluminum.
As this would be the most expensive Odyssey in the lineup, we also count on a full load of standard equipment, whether it’s about tech or convenience features. Things like a large infotainment screen, various connectivity features and a premium audio system will certainly be standard, while a long list of standard safety features is also expected.
2024 Honda Odyssey Type R Release Date and Price
Even though there are reports that suggest its arrival already in the next year, the fact is that the 2024 Honda Odyssey Type R is still a rumor. Therefore, take these paragraphs with a big reserve. If such a minivan arrives one day, we estimate that the starting price would go around 50.000 dollars.