The new HondaJet Elite can fly more than 1,650 miles and features a carbon-fiber-composite fuselage.
- The HondaJet Elite is an updated version of the Honda HA-420 HondaJet that debuted in 2015.
- The Elite launched in 2018 and is now the only version of the HondaJet in production.
- The HondaJet Elite boasts increased range, a quieter cabin, an available galley, and a host of other tweaks.
- The HondaJet Elite starts at $5.25 million, $350,000 more than the original HondaJet.
The Honda HA-420 HondaJet is one of the most capable small private jets in the world.
The original HondaJet, which entered production in 2015, was the Japanese industrial giant's foray into the world of aviation as a manufacturer. It was also the culmination of three decades' worth of research and development work led by Honda Aircraft Company CEO Michimasa Fujino.
In 2018, Honda introduced an updated version of the plane, called the HondaJet Elite to match the designation given to the company's luxury spec automobiles.
Updates include an extra fuel tank that boosts range to more than 1,650 miles from 1,400 miles, a quieter cabin, and an available galley.
The Elite was initially sold alongside the original HondaJet but has now taken over as the only version of the plane in production.
Business Insider recently had the opportunity to experience a flight aboard the company's latest offering at Honda Aircraft's home in Greensboro, North Carolina.
In case you're wondering, the HondaJet Elite starts at $5.25 million, $350,000 more than the original HondaJet.
Here's a closer look at the HondaJet Elite's coolest features.