You can find so many rumors about new cars on the internet, and some of them are about 2018 Honda Element. This is a compact crossover that Japanese manufacturer produced for almost a decade. The original model came in 2002 and, with some smaller modifications it was in production until 2011. However, we never saw the second generation. The company suddenly discontinued this model, which shared many of its characteristics with popular CR-V model. We heard various speculations about the new model in last several years, and latest reports suggest that the second generation could finally come. According to some reports, we could see new model already next year, as 2018 Honda Element. However, there is no official confirmation for this. So, we must rely on rumors and speculations.
2018 Honda Element redesign
If we can trust these rumors on the internet, the 2018 Honda Element will come back completely new. Although the company didn’t give any official confirmation, there are various reports that suggest the arrival of this boxy crossover. So, you should take all this with big reserve. According to these reports, the new model will come in a similar manner as the original, but with many improvements. It will keep its retro/progressive design, which will include those familiar sharp lines and boxy shape. Just like the original, new model will share most of its characteristics with CR-V. The 2018 Honda Element will ride on the same platform and share most of the mechanical parts. On the other side, it will feature no only a unique styling, but interior design too. We will see a completely new cabin, with a new dashboard and plenty of unique design solutions.
2018 Honda Element engines
When it comes to the powertrain, the 2018 Honda Element should feature the same lineup as CR-V. This means that the base engine will be a 2.4-liter unit, which has a max output of 184 horsepower and 180 pound-feet of torque. The optional engine will be a new 1.5-liter unit, which is good for about 190 horses and 180 pound-feet of torque, and also features much better economy. Also, the company could offer a diesel engine in some markets. It is a 1.6-liter unit with the max power of 160 horses and 258 pound-feet of torque.
2018 Honda Element release date
Although the arrival of the 2018 Honda Element is still uncertain, some believe that new model could come already next year.
Never thought I would say this but I hope they bring the Element back! I have been driving a Honda Civic and Fit since 2009 and just got into riding mountain bikes. Hitches on a car are not ideal. Saw a video of some mt bikers using older Elements and thought that was a smart way to transport the bikes. Will keep looking to see if Honda brings them back.