The new 2023 Honda Element was rumored all these years, and it seems that it will finally arrive. Reportedly, the manufacturer will make some drastic changes to the next-gen model that will arrive sometime next year. As far as we know, Honda will make some changes under the hood of this model, and it will replace the aging engine with the two new ones taken from the latest CR-V model.
The current Honda CR-V is available with a 1.5-liter turbo 4-cylinder that produces 190 horsepower and 179 lb-ft of torque. The new edition CR-V will also gain a plug-in hybrid system that should also be used on the upcoming Honda Element as well.
2023 Honda Element Redesign
The new 2023 Honda Element will receive a complete overhaul for the following year. In general, we expect it to look more modern than before. First of all, the manufacturer will make it more eye-catchy, which can be only done with a new front fascia. We expect this SUV to come with a new grille that should be wider, keeping the same traditional look.
Lighting will probably be LED, and the Element’s headlights will surely gain a new shape. As for the colors, we expect Honda to introduce some of the new ones and to keep shades like Sunset Orange, Citrus Fire, Cargo Khaki, and Royal Blue Pearl.
What’s New Inside?
For 2023 year model, Honda will make some major improvements to keep up with its rivals. In order to make the next Element attractive, we expect a complete interior overhaul. Considering that it will share the same engine with the upcoming CR-V, the Honda Element might also borrow some design cues inside.
We expect no less high-quality materials inside and technologies. The updated infotainment system is a must, as well as the driver-assistance aids. According to some gossips, the forthcoming model will become more pet friendly. Interestingly, this is the only pet-friendly SUV available, and it includes a pet bed, stowable ramp, dog-pattern seat covers, all-season “Dog-Bone” floor mats, and much more.
2023 Honda Element Will Deploy a New Engines
The new 2023 Honda Element will replace the aging engine with new ones. The same 1.5-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder will likely power this compact SUV as its sibling CR-V model. This unit is capable of making under the CR-V 190 horsepower and 179 lb-ft of torque. This engine is available with a standard CVT automatic transmission using a front-wheel drive.
Besides this engine, there are also rumors that the next-generation CR-V will gain a PHEV system that should also power the upcoming Honda Element. Unfortunately, right now, we don’t have any official news about this engine.
When the 2023 Honda Element Will Be Available To Purchase?
The next-gen 2023 Honda Element will probably be introduced sometime next year, while sales might start at the end of 2022. We are still waiting for the Japanese company to reveal closer details.
Anyway, if this model receives a PHEV system and the new engine, we expect the new Element to cost slightly more than before. The current generation starts at $20,000 for the base model, and it can go up to $30,000 fully loaded.