2018 Honda Odyssey Minivan Supports Apple CarPlay


Honda’s been an Apple CarPlay partner for a long while now, but new announcements regarding support for upcoming vehicles has gone relatively quiet over the last few months.

Now, Honda has officially announced that its fifth-generation Odyssey Minivan will officially support Apple’s in-car system when it rolls off the assembly line and lands on dealership lots tomorrow, May 25. Honda notes that CarPlay availability will be present in the EX model and up, which means the base model of the Odyssey Minivan won’t support the in-car system. It’ll be present in an eight-inch touchscreen panel.

“Offering customers greater value than ever before, the 2018 Honda Odyssey prices increase modestly, despite the substantially increased comfort and convenience features such as standard Honda Sensing® technology, new Display Audio system with Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™, and new Magic Slide 2nd-row seats™ in EX and above trims, for example. The line-topping Odyssey Touring and Elite models round out the Odyssey lineup with a long list of available new premium features and technologies, including CabinWatch™ day/night video monitor, CabinTalk™ in-car PA system, 4G LTE in-car Wi-Fi, new Rear Entertainment System (RES) with Blu-ray and streaming video, hands-free power tailgate, heated steering wheel, LED accent lighting and more.”

That “Display Audio” touchscreen is also linked to a few other features, including “CabinWatch.” This will let the driver and front-seated passenger keep tabs on the people in the rear seats in the Odyssey Minivan without turning around, thanks to a ceiling-mounted camera.

As far as pricing goes, Honda says the MSRP for the 2018 Odyssey Minivan starts at $29,990. However, the EX model, with all the bells and whistles –including CarPlay support– starts at an MSRP of $33,860.

[via Honda (PRNewswire)]

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