Honda minivan to ride on PAX run-flat system

By Yuzo Yamaguchi, Crain News Service/Automotive News

Tokyo-Honda Motor Co. will equip its redesigned Odyssey minivan, to be launched this autumn, with Michelin’s Pax run-flat tyre/wheel system, according to Honda sources, who did not say whether the run-flat tyres would be standard or optional equipment.

The minivan, produced in Lincoln, Alabama, will be the first Honda fitted with run-flat tyres. Honda sold 154 063 Odysseys in the US in 2003, an increase of 0.4 percent over 2002.

The PAX system, launched by Groupe Michelin in 1998, allows a…

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