Honda’s plans to reduce the lineup have become known. According to Nikkei Asia, citing its own sources, due to low demand, the Odyssey minivan, the Clarity hybrid and the Legend sedan will be retired. By March 2022, that is, by the end of this financial year, their production in the Japanese city of Sayama will be completed, and the plant itself will be closed. The Japanese brand has already sent out a warning to suppliers of components.
The current generation Honda Legend sedan has been produced since 2014. This spring, the Legend Hybrid EX debuted with a safety suite featuring Traffic Jam Pilot, a Level 3 autopilot officially approved by the Japanese government. At the same time it was reported that the Legend Hybrid EX will be released in a limited edition of 100 copies, which can be leased exclusively. After Legend leaves the market, the autopilot will continue to exist and will be implemented on other models of the brand.
As for the Clarity sedan, it was first introduced in 2015 and was produced in three versions: with hybrid, electric and hydrogen power plants. Production of the battery version ended last year, and the hydrogen version can still be purchased, but only on lease. Honda will also be phasing out a hybrid within a year.
The current generation Odyssey three-row monocab has been assembled since 2013, and in 2020 the model has gone through a planned update. The minivan has changed outwardly and has become more technologically advanced, in particular, it has acquired the function of contactless opening of the side doors, a new steering wheel and a modern multimedia system. The engine range includes a 2.4-liter gasoline engine with 175 horsepower and a 145-horsepower 2.0-liter engine.
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