Despite it’s been almost a decade since we’ve seen the last version of Element, the small boxy crossover is still beloved by many drivers, which are eagerly waiting to hear news about the possible comeback. According to the latest reports, this could happen already in the next year. The 2021 Honda Element has been the object of rumors for a couple of years and it looks like something is happening. At this point, the exact details are still to come. Still, we can talk about some general stuff, such as the overall design and powertrain.
Still, keep in mind that the company is still quiet on this matter, so keep the following paragraphs with a reserve.
2021 Honda Element Redesign
There has been almost a decade since the discontinuation of the previous model, so it’s hard to believe that the new 2021 Honda Element will have many things in common with the new original version. This particularly refers to the mechanics. The new model would feature the chassis based on models like CR-V and HR-V, but we presume that the base design approach won’t be much different compared to the first generation.
This particularly refers to the exterior design, which should be as boxy as the original model. Simply, that’s the main trademark of this nameplate. We are talking about a crossover that is small and maneuverable, but also very cargo-friendly. That’s something you can’t get from other models in the class, such a combination of practicality and appealing aesthetics. The overall shape will be similar to the original model, though the front end should come with elements of Honda’s latest design language.
When it comes to interior design, the first thing that comes to mind is practicality. Thanks to the boxy shape, there will be plenty of headroom but more importantly, we may count on a generous cargo area. Speaking of the cargo area, it won’t be just generous in terms of cubic feet. Its boxy shape will also make it super-friendly for bulky loads.
When it comes to convenience, we presume that the dashboard will come with a rather simplistic layout. Still, there is no doubt that the overall quality will be pretty high. Furthermore, we count on loads of the latest tech goodies, which will make everything look more opulent. Of course, we count on a long list of standard features, not just in terms of infotainment technology, but also in terms of advanced safety and driver assistance systems.
2021 Honda Element Engines
When it comes to the powertrain, we do not doubt that the 2021 Honda Element will rely on the company’s proven units. This may even include a good-old 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine, though we presume that the key unit for this model will be a newer-generaiton 1.5-liter turbo-four, which can be found in the new CR-V. This model puts out around 190 horsepower, which seems like a perfect measure for a vehicle like this one.
Considering the expected unconventional design, there is a big chance also to see different forms of electrifications. This particularly refers to a hybrid model. We presume that this version would use the same system as the CR-V hybrid. It is based on a 2.0-liter engine and puts out around 212 horsepower. More details will be known in the near future.
2021 Honda Element Release Date and Price
As we already mentioned, the 2021 Honda Element is still just a rumor. So, take all this with a reserve, despite that some reports suggest its arrival already in the next year. If it arrives, we presume that the base price will go somewhere around 25.000 dollars.