At the time the original Element was launched, boxy SUVs were pretty popular vehicles. However, customers didn’t care too much about crossovers with such a design approach, until the model appeared. This crossover came with, at that time, pretty uncommon design, which was a nice combination of practicality and attractive design. With a boxy, lifestyle design, this model was pretty attractive to younger drivers. Also, such shape ensured plenty of interior space, which was highly appreciated by many. Therefore, it’s no wonder that the model was accepted amazingly well both by the crowd and experts.
The initial model was selling pretty well. However, numbers started to decrease in the following years, along with the rising popularity of fancy, car-like crossover SUVs. However, this model still has a pretty large fan base, so it’s no wonder that rumors about the comeback have been circulating on the internet for years. In the past couple of years, they’ve become even more frequent, which definitely indicates something.
Is there a chance to see 2020 Honda Element?
It’s hard to say at this point. On one side, the company is still quiet on this matter. We haven’t heard anything from Honda’s spokesmen about the possibility to see this model once again. On the other side, rumors about the comeback are pretty numerous these days. Moreover, we can find various reports from so-called “reliable” sources, which speculate about the possibility to see the Element in a new form. At this point, we can only speculate.
2020 Honda Element Redesign
Eight years after discontinuation, we are getting reports about the possible comeback. We could call it redesign as well. In any case, we can only presume how the new 2020 Honda Element would like. Of course, it would get modern, completely new mechanics. The first thing that comes to mind is the size and we are pretty sure that the new model wouldn’t become any bigger. Therefore, we can expect a lot in common with the current-generation HR-V. The two models would share most of the mechanics, including the powertrain.
On the other side, we have no doubt that the 2020 Honda Element would stick to the original in terms of aesthetics. We presume that the new model would come with the same boxy shape, just adapted to the brand’s new design language. In practice, this means the same or similar front end to the rest of the lineup.
From the inside, we would see all the benefits of the boxy shape. This particularly refers to the cargo area, which won’t just feature great volume but will also be very friendly to large objects. Also, a flat floor seems like a certain thing. From the side, we expect to see a similar side door design, which is highly beneficial, as adds another load and unload option. Besides large cargo area, this crossover would also feature a quite high level of comfort. Both rows would come with an impressive amount of headroom, while the legroom should be decent as well. Of course, rear seats would be able to fold flat.
On the other side, aesthetics are still a big mystery. On one side, it seems logical to see a dashboard design that has a lot in common with the rest of the company’s lineup. This means a modern and well-built interior, full of quality materials as well. There’s no doubt that these lines look very attractive, but many think this crossover deserves a little bit more. It would be great if we could see a cabin design that is equally distinctive as the exterior. At this point, it seems pointless to speculate about details.
Under the hood, the 2020 Honda Element wouldn’t bring a surprise. We have no doubt that this crossover would be relying on the company’s familiar and proven engines. The first one that comes to mind is an efficient 1.5-liter turbo-four, probably tuned to around 200 horsepower for this occasion. However, this engine would probably be reserved for higher trims. On the other side, base models would probably come with something simpler. Of course, the engine that comes to mind is a 2.4-liter naturally-aspirated four-cylinder, which is good for about 185 horsepower. These numbers promise decent performances, though you shouldn’t expect too much in terms of efficiency. The cargo volume might be generous, but towing capacity definitely won’t be spectacular, due to a limited horsepower.
2020 Honda Element Release Date and Price
At this point, the 2020 Honda Element is just a rumor. Therefore, keep all these paragraphs with a reserve. On the other side, keep also in mind that many experts suggest that this crossover could easily come back in a year or two. If it arrives, we presume that the price would be quite attractive, which means somewhere around 25.000 dollars for base versions, or something like that.