No, it's not the Civic Type R.
Special "anniversary edition" cars are nothing new. Automakers have been taking advantage of arbitrary anniversary years to sell special editions of aging cars for decades now and the practice has become commonplace. Sometimes these anniversary cars go into limited production, like the 2020 370Z 50th Anniversary Edition, while others are just used as a marketing exercise like the gold-wrapped Honda Civic Type R and NSX.
Honda has now announced a new anniversary edition model, based on the model you'd least expect. That's right, the Honda Odyssey minivan will be sold with a 25th Anniversary package for the 2020 model year, available now.
The Odyssey entered producing for the North American market back in 1994 as a 1995 model and is now entering its 25th year in production. Honda will offer the 25th Anniversary package on all 2020 Odyssey trim levels, which now include stop-start and a 10-speed automatic as standard.
The package adds a chrome roof rack, bodyside moldings, lower door garnish, and rear bumper protector, illuminated sill plates with the 25th Anniversary logo, special badges on the front fenders and tailgate, and a 25th-anniversary key fob. 19-inch wheels are also unique to the package and can be equipped as a dealer-installed option.
All Odyssey trim levels are powered by the same 3.5-liter i-VTEC V6 engine producing 285 horsepower. Base models include push-button start, two USB ports, a Multi-Angle Rearview Camera, and automatic climate control while the EX adds the Honda Sensing suite of safety technology, Magic Slide 2nd-row seats, power sliding doors, and tri-zone automatic climate control. The EX-L adds leather, a moonroof, power tailgate, and an additional three USB ports.
The Touring trim adds a ton of features including LED headlights, a 4G LTE WiFi hotspot, front and rear parking sensors, HondaVac, CabinWatch, and handsfree-access power tailgate while the Elite adds a heated steering wheel, rain-sensing wipers, wireless phone charger, power-folding mirrors, ventilated front seats, and a premium audio system.
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