Honda PH says there's two-month backlog for Odyssey

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by Patrick Everett Tadeo | May 15, 2015
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Honda Odyssey

The all-new Honda Odyssey was launched only in March this year to replace the US-made version that had been sold locally for three years since 2012. Well, Honda Cars Philippines apparently was not prepared for the motoring public’s demand for the Japan-made Odyssey because, according to our source from the Japanese carmaker’s local distributor, there is now a two-month backlog for the minivan’s orders.

"We weren’t anticipating this kind of demand for the all-new Odyssey," a source told TopGear.com.ph. "It’s a good problem, and it’s something we’re addressing now by shipping in more units."

Why is the Japanese-made Odyssey more popular than the US-made version? Is it because its shorter length means it’s easier to drive around the metro? Or is it because its 2.4-liter in-line-four engine and CVT make it a more fuel-efficient minivan than the 3.5-liter V6 and six-speed automatic transmission of the previous model?

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Anyway, if you’re planning to buy the new Odyssey, may we suggest that you place your order now lest your waiting time become even longer?

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