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 Date: April 13, 2006 10:10
 Submitted by:  JeffX
 Source: Honda PR
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Production version to go on-sale this fall


NEW YORK, April 13, 2006 – An all-new urban-oriented counterpart to the Honda Element will debut this fall with an exclusive sport suspension, larger wheels and tires, unique styling and special features like a carpeted interior and a center console, American Honda Motor Co., Inc., announced today at the 2006 New York International Auto Show.

With performance more than skin deep, the Element SC prototype rides 3-inches lower than stock with a sport suspension that delivers sports car-like handling. A front-to-rear aerodynamic body kit further lowers the vehicle’s stance, supplementing the new vehicle’s performance direction with a ground-hugging presence. High on sophistication, the Element SC smoothly stands out with exclusive features such as fully-painted exterior panels and trim pieces, projector-beam headlights and an aero-enhanced black grille. The interior further complements the city performance demeanor with a driver-oriented center console, copper hue instrument panel lighting backlit with LEDs, piano black trim and a carpeted floor.

“The Element SC prototype is the city-dwelling, style-conscious brother of the original Element,” said Dick Colliver, executive vice president of American Honda. “Instead of features that accommodate outdoor sports and similar activities, the Element SC injects a new dimension of sophistication into the lineup that can best be characterized as ‘night performer.’”

The exterior styling expresses a sophisticated, performance-oriented attitude with SC-exclusive features that include projector beam headlights, custom front bumper, lowered suspension, large alloy wheels, custom grille and a slightly lowered roofline (trim effect).

To match the outside, the exclusive interior takes on an entirely new personality with a center console that has enclosed storage areas ideal for mobile phones and MP3 players. Additional exclusive features include trim accents that correspond to the copper-colored illumination.

The 2007 Element SC prototype has a 2.4-liter, DOHC, i-VTEC engine that benefits from a 10 horsepower increase over the 2006 Element, bringing the total to 166 horsepower (SAE net revised 8/04). The increase is achieved primarily through the addition of high-flow intake and exhaust systems and high-lift camshafts. Additional enhancements include drive-by-wire throttle control. A 5-speed manual transmission is standard, and the available automatic transmission has five forward gears instead of four.

Fulfilling the goals of Honda’s “Safety for Everyone” initiative introduced in 2003, all 2007 Elements will provide a core suite of standard safety equipment that goes beyond existing regulations and includes side curtain airbags, driver’s side impact airbag, front passenger’s side impact airbag, Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA) and ABS.

The 2007 Honda Element also introduces an Integrated Seat Belt System on the front seats that allows rear seat occupants to exit the vehicle without the need for a front occupant to disconnect his or her seatbelt. In place of the existing B-pillar, door-mounted shoulder strap, the new Integrated Seat Belt System shoulder strap originates from the top of the seat and helps to enhance vehicle ingress/egress convenience for rear passengers.

The Element SC prototype features custom 21-inch cast aluminum alloy wheels, 245/35R21 high-performance custom tires, and 4-wheel disc brakes with large brake rotors and custom copper-appearance brake calipers. The combination of the sport-tuned suspension and aggressive wheel and tire package results in an urban utility vehicle that handles like a sports car. A production vehicle based on the Element SC prototype will go on sale this fall.

Last edited by Tuan on April 14, 2006 09:37

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04-18-2006 21:50
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Re: Honda: Bring over more REAL JDM models!   (Score: 1, Normal)
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04-13-2006 23:19
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04-13-2006 15:47
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04-14-2006 02:21
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Powered by Honda
04-13-2006 17:27
A Brilliant move by Honda to increase the life span of a niche product.   (Score: 1, Normal)
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04-14-2006 00:36
Re: A Brilliant move by Honda to increase the life span of a niche product.   (Score: 1, Normal)
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04-13-2006 16:50
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04-14-2006 00:06
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04-13-2006 13:41
"Night Performer"   (Score: 1, Normal)
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04-13-2006 17:29
Re: "Night Performer"   (Score: 1, Normal)
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04-13-2006 23:01
Re: "Night Performer"   (Score: 1, Normal)
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04-13-2006 20:56
90's flashback!   (Score: 1, Normal)
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04-13-2006 10:54
VSA???   (Score: 1, Normal)
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04-13-2006 19:29
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04-13-2006 11:22
This or Fit   (Score: 1, Normal)
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04-13-2006 14:05
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04-13-2006 18:22
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04-13-2006 10:53
Finally, 5speed auto, curtain airbags . . .   (Score: 1, Normal)
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04-13-2006 13:47
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04-13-2006 14:16
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04-13-2006 11:24
Nothing will be more important than MSRP.   (Score: 1, Normal)
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04-13-2006 11:13
LOVE IT!!!!   (Score: 1, Normal)
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04-13-2006 11:32
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04-13-2006 10:48
Coming Soon: HONDA CUBEVAN   (Score: 1, Normal)
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