Japanese tuner Mugen has given the popular minivan a sporty makeover.
In a world where SUVs and crossovers continue to dominate sales, family minivans aren't as popular as they used to be. But that doesn't mean minivans have to be boring. For the 2021 model year, the Honda Odyssey was updated with fresher styling, incorporating new LED headlights, redesigned bumpers, and a blacked-out grille. These changes help modernize the minivan, but if you want to spice it up even more Japanese aftermarket tuner Mugen is offering a new range of sporty exterior components that make the humble minivan look more visually dynamic.
Starting at the front, Mugen is offering a carbon fiber front spoiler that attaches to the bottom of the bumper for 187,000 yen ($1,802).
For an extra 110,000 yen ($1,057.85), you can also add a carbon fiber accent above the grille or a carbon side garnish can be added to the lower doors for 118,800 yen ($1,145) when painted or 107,800 yen ($1,037) unpainted. A rear wing will set you back 66,000 yen ($636) when painted or 57,200 yen ($551) unpainted.
Mugen also offers larger 18- or 19-inch wheels with black and silver spokes. The 18-inch wheels cost 46,200 yen ($445) each, while the 19-inch versions are available for 51,700 yen ($498). These changes are certainly subtle, but they help give the Odyssey more presence.
For the interior, the Oddessey can be equipped with custom floor mats (74,800 yen/$721), a sports luggage mat (9,900 yen/$95.23), and sports pedals (14,850 yen/$142.84).
As for performance enhancements, Mugen is selling upgraded brake pads costing 19,800 yen ($190.51) for the front and 14,300 yen ($137.58) for the rear, as well as high-performance brake fluid, engine oil, and custom fuel filler caps. Sadly, these upgrades are only available for the Japanese Honda Odyssey.
No modifications were made under the hood, so the Japanese minivan's 2.0-liter hybrid and 2.4-liter gasoline unit, which both produce under 200 hp, is left untouched. In the US, the only powertrain available is a more powerful 3.5-liter V6 3rated at 280 hp and 262 lb-ft of torque.