Rumors about the second generation of Element appeared pretty much right after the discontinuation of the original model. Meanwhile, the second-generation HR-V took its place and such reports faded out. However, things once again became loud a few years ago and they are now more present than ever. Allegedly, the new model is about to arrive already in the next year as the 2022 Honda Element. The officials are still quiet about all this.
As the officials are still quiet about the new Element, we can only speculate about the new model at this point. Still, there are some things we are pretty sure about. If the new model is about to come back, we have no doubt that the new model would stick pretty closely to the original, when it comes to base design characteristics. On the other hand, we also count on the implementation of all kinds of advanced technologies.
2022 Honda Element Redesign
The second generation of the famous boxy crossover will come after a decade-long hiatus. Still, the overall design approach shouldn’t be any different. Of course, we are talking about the legendary boxy shape. It would provide an incredible dose of practicality, without making it too big for the urban jungle.
While the overall shape is about to keep a familiar layout, we expect that the front end will come in a completely new manner. We count on implementation of the brand’s latest design language, so count on similarities with new all-new CR-V and other new models from the lineup.
Of course, there is also the matter of platform. We count on new mechanics, which should be shared with models like the recently introduced Civic, as well as the new CR-V, as well already mentioned. The new 2022 Honda Element could be slightly bigger than the original, but the difference probably wouldn’t be significant.
The interior practicality has always been one of the trademarks of this crossover and we don’t expect anything less from the potential second generation. Thanks to the boxy shape, this cabin would be perfectly functional, whether it’s about passenger or cargo space. When it comes to the passenger space, such a space would provide tremendous amounts of headroom, which would also mean higher driving positions, which also means better visibility in all directions. The cargo area would offer plenty of space but more importantly, the cubic shape would make this SUV super friendly to large and bulky objects.
The key difference compared to the original model would be in the dashboard design and overall quality. Of course, the dash would look far more contemporary, and we presume it would take a lot of inspiration from the new Civic, which looks really nice from the inside. You may count on a full pack of tech and safety features.
2022 Honda Element Engines
When it comes to the powertrain, we expect no surprises. Therefore, the 2022 Honda Element should use the company’s familiar engine options, starting from a naturally-aspirated 2.0-liter inline-four, which puts out around 155 horsepower. We would also see a more powerful and more efficient 1.5-liter turbo-four, which puts out around 180 horsepower. Both engines would come in pair with a CVT gearbox, though the manual transmission could be offered too.
We could see a hybrid version in the offer as well. That model would use the same setup as the Accord, which means a combination of a 2.0-liter inline-four and two electric motors. The combined output goes up to 212 horsepower.
Release Date and Price
If we can trust rumors, the new 2022 Honda Element could arrive already in the next year. We presume that the base price would go somewhere between 20.000 and 25.000 dollars.
What about the all-electric 2022 Honda Element?
These days, we can also hear rumors that suggest a completely different scenario, but which also makes sense. The Element’s unique design may serve as a great basis for a lifestyle all-electric crossover. Honda already did such a thing with the model called Honda E, this stands out with its interesting styling. This model could do the same. It has always be preferred by younger drivers, and its combination of practicality, unique styling and all-electric nature seems like everything younger buyers want.