First the prototype of this crossover that was named Model X was presented in 1998 by the group of students that at the instance of company Honda management had to work out a youth car, answering all queries of people loving to travel.
After three years on the Detroit motor show the serial version of car that at once attracted attention the unusual form of basket and transformation of salon was presented public.
Practically every year the car got new acquisitions and variants of coloring of basket. The last serial party of Honda Element was produced in 2011. He was also confessed by the best car in the world for transportation of dogs.
In throughout the year of production the car was equipped by one petrol engine – four alveolar to 2.4 with a capacity of one the liter, by power of 166 hp that was just once modernized in 2007. On recent year producing a model was offered only with a 5-step automatic transmission, although both 5-step «mechanics» and 4-step «automat» stood on early variants. Standard the car was equipped by a front drive, and as an option it was possible to order a complete drive.
This crossover began to think as a practical car for the feasance of journeys for a city, so that high transformation ability of salon of Element was not changed during all eight years during that this car was produced. Seats in this car have 64 different configurations: they can build levelly with sex, moved away to the sides, so quite dismantled, to increase the loading volume of salon of car.
Back arm-chairs, them, by the way, two, supplied each by the glass-holder. They are set on the special laths and can be advanced and back depending on that, what loading space must be provided. Another chip of model is a removable refrigerator that is set between front arm-chairs. If to take off him, a niche in that it is possible to fold small thing will turn out. Torpedo is also supplied in a number of shelves, where it is possible to put smart phone or notebook with a pen.
This unusual hybrid of crossover and pickup was produced in one generation, but outlived a few restyling and in 2009 slightly added in sizes. The car was produced on the modified platform of CR - V with a wheel-base in 2575 мм.
An only change as compared to an original was that a trapeziums grate considerably broadened and provided oneself the chrome-plated mount. The front bumper of car at that stylistic «dog-teeth» appeared on each side of central air scoop was also transformed. Slightly changed form of headlights of head light – they became larger.