A new addition to Honda’s Element model line for 2007 is the SC, injecting a dose of urban sophistication and refinement.
It brings with it more than 10 additional features, including a sport-tuned suspension with lowered ride height, 18-inch wheels — a Honda first as a standard feature, exclusive exterior ‘street custom’ styling with an aero grille, projector beam headlights, unique painted bumpers, an exclusive interior with a carpeted floor (first and second rows), centre console with storage, stylish ‘Piano Black’ trim, and exclusive interior fabrics with corresponding interior trim.
“The Element SC is designed to portray an urban-oriented, style-conscious sibling to the original Element,” said Jim Miller, executive vice president, Honda Canada Inc.
In addition to the introduction of the SC, the entire Element model lineup undergoes a transformation for 2007 with freshened styling, 10 more horsepower, a new available 5-speed automatic transmission and extensive new standard safety equipment.
The Element SC’s centre console provides an additional hidden storage area in the vehicle and integrates the auxiliary audio input jack and two beverage holders. Gauge styling is copper-hue, replacing the blue backlit illumination on the other models. On Root Beer Metallic and Nighthawk Black Pearl finished SC’s, exclusive copper-colour trim pieces are used on gauges and dials. ‘Tattoo’ print fabric is used on the seats and door liners.
A 270-watt high-output audio system features an AM/FM tuner, CD player with MP3/WMA capability, auxiliary audio input for MP3 or digital devices, steering wheel mounted audio controls, and more.