Honda Odyssey Hybrid TMS-2

Sitting quietly in a corner in the Honda stand at the 2015 Tokyo Motor Show was the Odyssey Hybrid, which premiered at the show. Given the scant details available for it, the debutant almost looked like it was there to make up the display numbers.

No technical details beyond the mention that it features an updated Sport Hybrid Intelligent Multi-Mode Drive (i-MMD) powertrain. The literature says that the system features a new power control unit with a compact and concentrated structure for outstanding power density.

The automaker adds that the Intelligent Power Unit – comprising the battery and PCU (Power Control Unit) – is now for the first time located beneath the front row seats, saving up cabin space.

No numbers were touted either for the vehicle, which bears an Odyssey Absolute moniker, so the assumption must be that the vehicle’s Sport Hybrid i-MMD system is likely made up of the 141 hp/165 Nm 2.0 litre i-VTEC petrol engine, twin electric motor and 1.3 kWh lithium-ion battery combo as found on the Accord Hybrid. On the latter, total system output is 196 hp and 307 Nm.