Honda's treat for neat freaks
DIY ON THE GO: Honda has unveiled the 2014 Odyssey with a special treat for obsessive compulsive neat beings. The car comes with a built-in vacuum cleaner and was on display at the 2013 New York auto show.
NEW YORK CITY, New York - Drivers who have a “no eats in the seats” rule or are obsessive neat junkies will find the vacuum cleaner that comes with the 2014 Honda Odyssey very cool.
The car was unveiled on Wednesday night (March 27) ahead of the official opening of the 2013 New York auto show.
It’s the perfect tool for on-the-go parents who care about the state of their car. Cleaning up after your kids – or any other passengers - has become pretty easy. And you no longer need to pay extra to have your car vacuumed at the car wash because you can do it yourself.
The Japanese automaker unveiled the 2014 Honda Odyssey Touring Elite ahead of the 2013 New York International Auto Show, featuring the built-in vacuum cleaner called the HondaVac, according to the Detroit News.
SUV innovations in recent years include rear-seat DVD players, TV, grocery-bag hooks and heatable second-row seats.
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The nifty vacuum comes from collaboration between Honda and Shop-Vac. It has a powerful vacuum system with a replaceable filter and canister bag. The DetNews reports that nozzle accessories are stored in the rear of the car's ceiling.
A Honda spokesperson said: “HondaVAC makes quick clean-ups a snap no matter the location, offering powerful cleaning suction, integrated hose and cleaning attachments that reach into every corner of the Odyssey's cabin."
What makes this feature even more practical is that it doesn’t need any charging or a power socket to operate; just have the car's engine running. It can also operate for eight minutes without the engine charging the car's bagttery.
Honda America’s Michael Accavitti said: "The Odyssey is already the leader in its segment. Now we've made the modern family-hauler even better."
The 2014 Honda Odyssey Touring Elite will be in US showrooms from June 2013.