Honda stepping out of its Element, kills production of Element after 9 years

2011 Honda Element

Are you a fan of Honda’s innovative and functional crossover- the Element? Well, we have some sad news for you. The Japanese automaker announced today that the 2011 Honda Element will be the final model year of the crossover.

The model made its debut in concept form, the Honda Model X, at the 2001 North American International Auto Show, where it virtually created a segment of its own for small business, outdoor enthusiasts and pet owners.

“The Element proved that ultimate functionality can often come from thinking inside the box,” said John Mendel, executive vice president of American Honda. “It made boxy vehicle designs cool, and Element owners continue to enjoy its unique styling and unmatched versatility.”

Honda sold more than 325,000 units of the Element in the United States since its introduction in Dec. 2002.

– By: Omar Rana