2014 Honda Odyssey Touring Elite is going to make its global debut at this year's New York International Auto Show. This is Honda's ultimate family vehicle which aimes to set a standard in the automotive industry.

The model is thoroughly refreshed and offers key safety upgrades, sharpened exterior styling and a revised interior that features a wide range of new features and technologies. For instance, one of the innovations included is the HondaVAC™, which is the first-ever in-vehicle vacuum system.

This system was developed in conjunction with Shop-Vac®, and is composed of a powerful vacuum, replaceable filter and canister bag, with nozzle accessories neatly integrated into a especially designed space on the driver's side bulkhead of the rear cargo area.

Furthermore, some structural upgrades are also included which are expected to help achieve top marks in the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's (IIHS). 2014 Odyssey Touring Elite will be also equipped with advanced Honda driver assistive and visibility technologies such as an Expanded View Driver's Mirror, Forward Collision Warning (FCW) and Lane Departure Warning (LDW).

Next, the exterior styling of the car is sleeker, more sophisticated and features more deeply sculpted aluminum hood, new aluminum front fenders, a new bolder twin-bar grille, and a revised lower front fascia with integrated chrome-trimmed fog lights. New two-tone mirror housings, darker-finish projector-beam headlight housings, LED taillight bars and new badging add to the vehicle's new look.

The interior of the 2014 Odyssey includes new finishes that enliven the cabin and an all-new center stack showcases a host of new features. Moreover, here are also included more standard technology features in comparison to the old version of the car.

Odyssey Touring Elite promises to bring new levels of ease and connectivity with the keyless Smart Entry with Push Button Start, HD Radio®, an SMS text messaging function, and HondaLink™ featuring Aha™ Mobile interface.

Next to 2014 Honda Odyssey Touring Elite, which will go on sale this summer, the Japanese brand will also exhibit at the show its complete lineup of fun-to-drive cars and trucks, including the 2014 Honda Accord Plug-In Hybrid and 2013 Honda Fit EV.

Source: Honda