Back in the day, Honda Element featured one of the most interesting design approaches on the market, characterized by a combination of practicality and funky looks. However, we never saw the second generation of it, for many reasons. Simply, sales weren’t good enough, even though this crossover had a lot of great things to offer. Nowadays, it looks like things could change. We could see this model once again, this time as the 2024 Honda Element. At this point, the officials are still quiet, so make sure to take the following paragraphs with reserve.
In any case, there are so many interesting reports we can find about the possible comeback. Many see this nameplate as a great opportunity for the company to popularize its electric lineup and we perfectly agree with that. Of course, we would once again expect to see a boxy layout with lots of quirky features.
2024 Honda Element Rumors: Design
This comeback would certainly bring a lot of novelties, considering that the original model was introduced way back in the early 2000s. However, we are pretty sure that the overall layout would remain the same. Once again, we would see a subcompact crossover, characterized by a boxy shape and a high level of practicality. Mechanically, we presume that a lot of parts would be shared with models like HR-V, though things could be significantly different if the company decides to go fully electric with this nameplate.
The original model was characterized by a pretty unique styling approach, so we presume that the revived model would do the same. This refers primarily to the front-end design, which wouldn’t exactly follow the brand’s latest design language. This particularly makes sense if we are about to see an all-electric version, as those models usually come with some interesting design solutions.
The same thing is with interior design. Although pretty small, the original model was characterized by a pretty spacious and functional interior. Thanks to the boxy shape, the cabin was pretty generous with legroom, while the cargo area was very generous. Also, there were some pretty practical touches, such as slide rear doors for easier access, and a rectangular tailgate for easy loads of bulky objects. So, we presume that the new 2024 Honda Element would feature a similar design approach.
On the other hand, the revived model would have to bring big improvements regarding interior quality, as the original wasn’t particularly impressive in that aspect. It was rather functional than stylish, with lots of cheap plastics. That’s not a good recipe for success in today’s automotive industry.
2024 Honda Element Rumors: Powertrain
This could be one of the most interesting aspects of the new 2024 Honda Element. Many see this model as the next all-electric vehicle in the company’s lineup and in that case, we presume that the Element would still use GM’s technology, especially when it comes to batteries and charging.
Of course, we won’t exclude the possibility to see a more conservative approach, with gasoline engines under the hood. That would probably be the company’s familiar 1.5-liter turbo-four with around 190 horsepower. Finally, don’t exclude the possibility of a hybrid powertrain. The company recently introduced a new system in the Civic for the European market, which puts out 181 horsepower and 232 pound-feet of torque. The system combines a familiar 2.0-liter inline-four with a couple of electric motors.
2024 Honda Element Release Date and Price
At this point, the 2024 Honda Element is just a rumor, so make sure to take the previous paragraphs with a big reserve. If it arrives some day, we presume that the starting price would go around 25.000 dollars, roughly.