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?
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?