After being spotted doing some test runs, some changes in styling could be seen for the 2017 Honda Odyssey despite a generous amount of camouflage obscuring many of its closer details.

But if you want to get a more comprehensive look on how the new US model Odyssey would look like, it can be seen in patent images published the Japanese patent office.

The bumper features some nice re-sculpting, besides a pair of LED ‘Jewel Eye’ headlamps and a good deal of chrome at the grille on top of door handles wearing black accents. These changes may not be for the US model though, as both the US and Japanese versions of the Odyssey are entirely different.

The restyled minivan should house the 3.5L V6 engine from before generating 248hp and 250lb-ft torque handled by a nine-speed auto gearbox. We should also see it continue sharing the same platform as the Honda Pilot.

Minivans led by the Odyssey are ready to make a comeback in the market, against the grain of booming pickup and crossover sales. Despite a deflated minivan segment last year, the Odyssey managed to post a 4.1 percent year-on-year sales increase.

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