Honda Elysion launched on the Chinese car market
Published on June 7, 2012 by Tycho de Feijter
The Honda Elysion MPV has been launched on the Chinese car market, it is made in China by the Dongfeng-Honda joint venture. Price starts at 283.800 yuan and ends at 319.800 yuan. The Elysion is the first MPV for Dongfeng-Honda and the second Honda MPV in China, the other one, the Odyssee, is made by Guangzhou-Honda.
The China-made Elysion is powered by a 2.4 4-cylinder patrol engine with 178hp and 202nm. The 3.0 V6 might come available in the future but for now China will have to do with the slightly underpowered 2.4. The Elysion has to compete with the mighty Buick GL8 which basically owns the big MPV-segment, especially when it comes to fleet sales. The Gl8 is available with a 2.4 and with a 3.0 V6. What is Honda waiting for..?