Honda doesn’t want to be good; it wants to be the best. This automaker has proven this to be true time and time again by prioritizing its high-volume nameplates over the currently hyped segments such as full-sized trucks and SUVs, premium SUVs, sports car and large cars.

During the recent Detroit Auto Show, Honda lifted the veils off its all-new Odyssey and once again, it has proven its engineering capabilities.

Honda had included premium features such as “highly configurable seats, a camera trained on the rear passengers and downloadable smartphone apps for user to control climate and entertainment experience,” as described by Automotive News.

Even its Ridgeline is doing the company proud. It nabbed the award for the North American Truck of the Year right after the refreshed Civic won the top spot as the 2016 Car of the Year.

Honda is doing so well that it had even secured Google’s ranking of most-searched car brand in the US while six of its offerings made it into the list of the most-searched vehicles of their segment on

Passion and Persistence

In 2012, Honda had released its ninth edition of the Civic but unfortunately, the model fell way below the mark in terms of quality. It’s hard to blame Honda for this as that was the time that Japan was recovering from the earthquake and tsunami that plagued the country.

But with passion and persistence, Honda brought on a way better version of the Civic in 2013.

Honda still holds firm to that commitment and its recent effort included creating a new platform, shared by the current Civic, CR-V and the upcoming Accord.

So, it’s evident that the revamped Odyssey stands a chance in reviving the stagnant minivan segment and it would be a fitting rival to the Toyota Sienna and Chrysler Pacifica.

Back in those days, Honda may have been looked down upon but now the Odyssey, Ridgeline, Civic as well as the impressive CR-V has catapulted the brand right to the top.