Honda Element Concept

The Honda Element delivers an affordable, rugged and adaptable platform that incorporates the best traits of a pickup with a hard flat floor, an SUV with a rear enclosed area and a car with responsive handling and good fuel economy. Starting around $16,000, the Element leaves room for extensive customization, and the Element Concept, developed by Honda Access America, shows one direction in which the Element can be taken. The concept features a high output i-VTEC 4-cylinder engine that takes advantage of a high flow exhaust to produce over 200 horsepower. An all-terrain sport suspension system coupled with high performance Brembo brakes and 21-inch wheels and tires offers increased handling precision on- and off-road as well as enhanced stopping power. Exterior modifications including a new front bumper and grille design, a wider track, bright aluminum finish and a roof-mounted tail spoiler give the Element a decidedly aggressive demeanor.

2003 Honda Element Concept Front Angle

Powertrain Modifications

  • 200+ horsepower i-VTEC 4-cylinder engine
  • Custom high flow exhaust

Chassis/Suspension Modifications

  • All-terrain on/off-road sport suspension
  • High performance slotted Brembo brakes
  • 21-inch Honda Access custom design 5-spoke alloy wheels with satin finish
  • 245/35R 21 Michelin concept tires

Exterior Modifications

  • New front bumper design with two-part metal/plastic combination
  • Black chrome headlight/taillight bezel finish with clear signal indicators
  • New grille design
  • Rocker panel side sills
  • Increased track width
  • Flared, body colored fender panels
  • New rear bumper design with integrated exhaust and heat diffuser
  • Roof-mounted tail spoiler
  • Bright aluminum finish on lower body panels
  • "Blue Metal Xenon" painted upper panels

Interior Modifications

  • Custom floor-to-ceiling center console including vehicle dynamics display, blue LED glow lighting and overhead mounted storage bins
  • Racing-inspired instrument panel with "high-contrast" surface finish, aluminum accents and air vents
  • Racing front bucket seats
  • DVD navigation system
  • Custom floor carpet
  • Sport grip shift knob and steering wheel
  • Door panel design modifications

Source: Honda

Gallery: Honda Element Concept (2003)