Honda has officially discontinued production of the crossover Element. The model production will be finished till the end of the current model year. The reason for this decision is not specified, though according to some sources, the car was taken off the assembly line because of the low market pull.
For eight years of its existence (the car was introduced in December 2002) there were sold more than 325,000 vehicles. By the way, for the first eleven months of the current year there were sold 12,960 vehicles should be there were 12.960 vehicles sold, along with 279,000 models of Accord sold during the same period. In November, in the U.S. there were sold 939 Elements, which is 78 cars less than the same month last year.
This model is offered with a 2.4-liter gasoline engine producing 166 horsepower fitted with a five-speed automatic transmission. The Element was produced with front-wheel drive or Honda's optional Real Time four-wheel drive system a hydraulically-actuated system that operates only when front wheel slippage occurs. Crossover has classic suicide doors, as well as special accessories (including a bowl of water and ramp) that is why this model has been repeatedly called the best dog car and the best vehicle for campers.