Honda today kept things fun in New York, announcing Dog Friendly components fitted to its 2009 Element small SUV. Changes were made to a 2009 Element in order to make it a safer place for you pooch as well as lessening the chances of you colliding with your canine in the cabin.
The Dog Friendly™ components were designed specifically for the Element, they say, and "demonstrate the potential for a dedicated pet restraint system designed to meet the needs of dog owners." A production version of the Dog Friendly Element is slated for this fall.
Major features of the Dog Friendly Element include:
The Element had already been awarded Dogcars.com's "Dog Car of the Year" award in 2007 by virtue of its easy-to-clean urethane floor, flat cargo area, wide-opening side cargo doors, low lift-in height, and ready acceptance of tall items.