Strange Rover: Honda Element Owner Loves British Luxury Suv's… Badges

Strange Rover: Honda Element Owner Loves British Luxury SUV's… Badges

Remember the Honda Element? It was a seriously quirky and boxy crossover that served as a predecessor to the HR-V. Its styling was meant to be inspired by lifeguard stations, while its bi-parting doors provided wide access into the cabin, eliminating the need for B-pillars.

For all of its practical advantages, the Element still couldn’t be further from a luxury SUV like the Range Rover; although this didn’t hinder the owner of this particular example to try and emulate the British luxury SUV.

The thing is, we can’t even call this a poor man’s Range Rover, because it’s not a replica, there’s no body kit involved, and with that ridiculous ground clearance would never be able to handle rough terrain. From a rear 3/4 angle, mods seem to consist of large alloy wheels, Range Rover-like rectangular exhaust tips and massive ‘Range Rover’ lettering on the tailgate, to go with some more re-branding on the license plate.

A stock Element is powered by a 2.4-liter petrol four rated at 166 HP (168 PS) and 160 lb-ft (217 Nm) of torque, and there’s no indication that this RR wannabe packs anything else. Not that this would have prevented this image ending up on Reddit for people to make fun of.

By the way, if you’re curious to see a Honda Element that’s actually pretty cool, check out this rear-wheel drive, 500 HP Element-D that’s powered by a 3.2-liter turbocharged V6 unit. Now that’s something no one would dare make fun of, but would rather have fun in.