Honda Elysion Review, Hybrid

If you are thinking of Minivans, rarely would Elysion come to your mind. It is a rather unfamiliar name to many average car buyers. But one thing you can be assured of is that this new kid on the block is a vehicle which you should certainly watch out for. The Elysion has quite some resemblance with Honda Odyssey, even though it has been termed as a successor for hugely popular Odyssey. Unlike any other vehicles in the Minivan category, Elysion gives equal focus to utility as design. It’s extremely popular in Japan, China and other Asian Countries. Honda must look to expand Elysion’s consumer base in Europe and North America.

Honda Elysion

Honda Elysion Redesign Exterior and Interior

Even though Honda Elysion is big name is Japan, China and other parts of Asia, still there are other vehicles which provide stiff competition, namely Toyota Alphard and Nissan Elgrand. In order to maintain a strong hold in the market company must constantly keep on improving the Honda Elysion.

As you can expect from a Minivan that exterior design can never be strong point, still it has decent looks compared to some of its competitors currently in the market. It has a typical Minivan pattern look with abrupt sloping in the front section inverted pentagonal grille with Inverted strips. Company logo is at the centre of it. Led headlights on both sides are quite narrow and extend inwards. Interior of Elysion can be termed as Comfortable and not quite luxurious.

Technological aspect has always been a strong point for the Honda Company. The Elysion also gets a taste of advance technological achievements. Here are some gadgets, accessories present- navigation system, infotainment system, Bluetooth connectivity, satellite radio, audio player, touch screen display screen, air bags, seat belts, parking assistance, central console, air conditioning, etc.

Honda Elysion interior

Honda Elysion Engine Options

Honda Elysion belongs to minivan car category i.e. basically a family car. Such cars require performance and mileage more than anything. So you should expect something really effective as well as performing under its hood. Under its bonnet, you may find a 3.5 litre V6 engine which can produce about 290 hp and 270 lb-ft torque. This unit maybe similar to those present in other models like Honda Pilot, Honda Ridgeline, etc. Experts suggest that since there is no trace of shift lever anywhere so Elysion’s engine will be mated with push button activated 9 speed ZF sourced automatic transmission system. Plug-in hybrid models are also on cards. Customers won’t have to worry about performance as well as fuel economy.

Honda Elysion rear

Honda Elysion Release Date and Price

Price range of Honda Elysion is still under speculation. Experts suggest that it may cost around $40,000 or more. Stiff competition gets presented by vehicles like Chrysler County, Chrysler Town, Toyota Sienna, Kia Sedona, etc but company expects this model to dominate in any place or country. Either by end of 2016 or 2017’s beginning you may notice this car all around but nothing can be said for sure.

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