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2018 Honda Odyssey Spied with Updated Lights, Lower Grille

Honda’s redesigned kid hauler is well on its way

While the current Honda Odyssey received a mid-cycle refresh for 2014, the current generation of Honda's evergreen minivan is growing a bit long in the tooth. A new Odyssey should grace dealer lots for the 2018 model year, and spy photographers have captured the redesigned minivan out for testing.

The spied mule is covered from head to toe in thick camouflage, but minor refreshed details can be made out under the thick black cladding. Most obvious and major of all the updates are the redesigned headlights and taillights, appearing lifted from the current generation of Accord. The lower front intake features a modified design as well, with changes made near the foglights.

Under the hood, there are a multitude of potential powertrains, including rumors surrounding a new turbocharged motor. Expect the 3.5-liter V-6 to remain, pushing out around 280 hp, and there's a strong possibility of a plug-in hybrid model to combat the new Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid. Expect the new Odyssey to pull bits from the corporate parts bin, including the nine-speed transmission from the Acura MDX and LED lighting from top-tier Honda and Acura models.

Inside, expect the Odyssey to pack the same layout and design as the previous iterations, with hopefully the same amount of clever innovations Honda created, including the built-in vacuum.

Honda has said it will reveal its newest kid-hauler later this year. In the meantime, take a look at the spyshots in the photo gallery below.