Nowadays, it has become quite a commonplace trend among carmakers to re-launch discontinued and popular models of yesteryears. Like some of its rival brands, Japanese carmaker Honda is walking on the same route! The compact crossover 2019 Honda Element is likely to be launched.
Made on the Honda CR-V platform, the original Element was unveiled in 2003 and it was on market since 2011. In the years after its launch in the Canadian and US market, the Honda Element gained traction with the target buyers and sold in huge numbers. At that time, SUV market was not so coked with options and young buyers found the Element worth trying out.
However, soon rival carmakers launched their offerings to combat the Element and it faced stiff competition from the likes of Nissan Cube and Toyota FJ Cruiser. This car also faced the heat from stablemate Honda CR-V which proved to be a runaway success. Besides, the company chose not to revamp the design for 9 years which took a toll on its sales and popularity. Finally, declining sales figures made Honda declare the withdrawal of Element in 2011.
2019 Honda Element Exterior Redesign and Updates
The company has not said much on the prospect of relaunching the Element but the industry insiders think the chance is significant. This model will be based on CR-V platform but it will have attractive and rugged styling. In the category of accessories, we also expect Racks and Dog-Friendly Package, etc.
The upcoming model will get a new grille, Led lamps and some chrome accents on the body. Large alloy wheels are also expected. Also, the wide-opening cargo doors and wipe-down floors will be available in this year model.
2019 Honda Element Trims and Interior Changes
The newest 2019 Honda Element will be available with few trims included LX and EX and several new colors will be available as well. However, the interior of this model will be better looking than the predecessor. Cargo capacity is likely to be good too. Most likely it will be a 5 seater vehicle. Honda will offer noise insulation in cabin and plenty of small item bins and compartments will also be on offer. It will also get plenty of amenities and new tech.
The amenities will include 2 zone climate control, sunroof, heated seats, heated steering wheel and premium sound system. Some packages may also be offered by touchscreen screen display will be on board to control infotainment setup.
The 2019 Honda Element will come with enough modern safety tech. Expected safety features will include airbags, traction control, rearview cameras, lane keep assist. Some advanced safety features like automatic emergency braking and adaptive cruise-control may be offered as options.
2019 Honda Element Engine Details
At this moment there is no information about the engine. However, a V-6 engine with AWD may be on the cards.
It will be available with CVT automatic transmission setup. However, from some rumors, the fuel economy will be quite good. The previous model has under the hood a 2.4-liter inline 4 that makes 166 horsepower and 161 lb.-ft. of torque at 4000 rpm. This model is been available with front-wheel drive as standard and four-wheel system as optional.
Furthermore, EPA city/highway fuel economy of this type of engine is 20/25 for the model with automatic transmission FWD system and 19/24 automatic and 4WD system.
2019 Honda Element Price and Release Date
The price of upcoming 2019 Honda Element is unknown. But from some rumors, it will be less than $23,000. This price is little higher than the predecessor. A release date in early 2019 is likely.
Summing it up
The 2019 Honda Element will definitely woo buyers with that price. The company is yet to come clear on release date. Some of the models that are in the same price range are Honda CR-V and Subaru Forester.