This new 2018 Honda Element comes as the most practical crossover. Although long ago foreseen for withdrawal from production, Element SUV, due to a certain demand, still holds its place in Honda’s model lineup. The latest improvements have hit this model in 2011. Since then, the category of boxy SUV has not been a lot of competitors. The new model will go through a phase of serious redesign. The reason is certainly his survival on the market.
2018 Honda Element Design Changes
2018 Honda Element will get a new look of bodywork. This outer design should reduce the sharp edges of its predecessors. Heavy cosmetic upgrades include a pronounced front fascia and aerodynamic side body. The grille is still minimal with a compact shape. The front fascia is lower. The front bumper is fully plastic. 2018 Element will have an upright windshield and rear part too. Part of the redesign includes new 17-inch alloy wheels, which will be part of the standard package of equipment.
A technologically advanced interior cabin is certainly what we can expect. . The instrument cluster is also undergoing revisions. New dashboard comes with sophisticated styling. Front seats come with 10-12 way power adjustment. In addition to the new, modern steering systems of the 2018 Honda Element will have better quality materials. One of the improvements that is more than anticipated is the three-way automatic climate. Because previous models could not offer this option to their owners.
Specs and Price
2018 SUV will be sold in two trim levels LX and EX. It is expected to use a 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine. This engine is capable of delivering 201 hp and 245 lb-ft of torque. This drive unit is the only one in the offer, and most likely, until the engine offers are extended, it will not come. The engine is combined with a 6-speed automatic transmission system. The vehicle has an exclusive drive on the front wheels. Although it belongs to the category of small crossover SUV models, with Honda Element 2018, AWD does not exist as an option.
Given that no performance improvement or engine change will be achieved, the 2018 Element SUV will continue to have an EPA rating of its predecessors. That’s 21 mpg city/24 mpg highway and 22 mpg combined.
By the end of 2017, the 2018 Honda Element is expected on the market. The price could be somewhat higher than the previous one because the model went through at least the minimum stage of the redesign.