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New Minivan Comes With First-Ever Built-In Vacuum

The Odyssey stands out despite an overall decline in minivan sales


HondaHonda‘s (NYSE:HMC) latest minivan comes with a feature that families with children or pets are sure to appreciate.

The 2014 Odyssey Touring Elite features an in-car vacuum cleaner, dubbed the HondaVAC. The vacuum, the result of a partnership between Honda and Shop-Vac, runs off the vehicle’s battery. It can function for eight minutes after the car is turned off and continuously while the engine is running, NBCNews notes.

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In addition to the vacuum, the 2014 Odyssey features Honda entertainment system, which connects with selected smartphones. The system also provides voice-controlled access to Twitter and Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) news feeds.

While minivan sales have slumped in recent years, the Odyssey remains a popular model in the class.

Shares of Honda were flat in Wednesday midday trading.

Article printed from InvestorPlace Media, http://investorplace.com/2013/03/new-minivan-comes-with-first-ever-built-in-vacuum/.

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