Being good simply isn’t enough for Honda; this automaker wants to be the best. Maybe that’s why Honda has been paying more attention to its high-volume nameplates instead of merely the hyped segments like full-sized trucks and SUV, premium SUVs, sports car and large cars.
Honda had recently unveiled its all-new Odyssey at the Detroit Auto Show and it was obvious that this automaker has, once again, proven its excellent engineering prowess.
The automaker had incorporated premium elements, for example, “highly configurable seats, a camera trained on the rear passengers and downloadable smartphone apps for user to control climate and entertainment experience,” as stated on Automotive News.
The Odyssey isn’t the only one doing the brand proud; the Ridgeline received the title of North American Truck of the Year following the Civic’s achievement of nabbing the 2016 Car of the Year award.
On top of that, Honda made it into Google’s ranking of most-searched car brand in the country. Six of its models, including the Civic and CR-V, even made it into the list of the most-searched vehicles of their segment on Edmunds.com.
Never Give Up!
Back in 2012, Honda unleashed its ninth edition of the Civic but sadly, the model was a disappointment. The automaker can’t be blamed entirely for this as that was about the time Japan was recovering from the after effects of the earthquake and tsunami that struck the country.
However, Honda didn’t give up and it was evident in the 2013’s version of the Civic. The automaker still stands by its commitment to this day and there’s no doubt that the refreshed Odyssey would stand a good chance in reviving the slow-moving minivan segment. This would make it an apt rival to the Toyota Sienna and Chrysler Pacifica.
When it started, Honda may have been shun and looked down upon but now, with the Odyssey, Ridgeline, Civic and the CR-V under its belt, this brand has successfully risen to the top.