Honda has pulled covers from the much-awaited Elevate SUV in India. Our market has finally witnessed the model's global debut, offering an overview of the features and design that the SUV is equipped with. It is the third car in the Japanese automaker's Indian lineup, following the Honda City and the Amaze sedans. In India, the mid-size SUV will go on sale during the festival season this year. Price-wise, the all-new Elevate could carry an introductory price tag of Rs 11 lakh (ex-showroom). After the launch, the upcoming model from Honda will lock horns with the Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara, the Toyota Urban Cruiser Hyryder, the Hyundai Creta, the Kia Seltos, the Volkswagen Taigun, the Skoda Kushaq, and more. Let's have a closer look at the features, specs, and design of the newly revealed Elevate SUV.
Honda Elevate: Exterior & Interior
In terms of styling, the upcoming Elevate will mimic the overseas available sixth-generation CR-V and the new-generation WR-V. A prominent curve in the rear windscreen, square wheel arches, LED headlamps, daytime running lights (DRLs), and taillamps, multi-spoke alloy wheels are all included in the new Elevate. Additionally, the upcoming SUV gets an electric sunroof.
Dimensionally, the Elevate is 4,300mm long, which is standard for the mid-size segment. It has 2,650mm of wheelbase. On the inside, a 10.25-inch infotainment system, a 7.0-inch colour TFT, and Honda's Lanewatch technology are included in the Honda Elevate. It also gets a wireless charger, automatic climate control, and other features. Aside from this, the brand-new Elevate has an Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS), which comprises adaptive cruise control, lane-keep assistance, and front collision warning.
Honda Elevate: Powertrain
The brand-new Elevate will be developed on the platform offered on the fifth-gen Honda City. It will also have the same petrol engine as the City sedan, which includes 1.5-litre iVTEC engine, producing a maximum power of 120bhp and 145Nm. For transmission, it uses either a 6-speed manual or a CVT gearbox. Honda will not offer the diesel powertrain with the model. However, a 1.5-litre petrol-hybrid engine from the City could be offered later.
Honda Elevate: Expected Price
The Elevate's price will likely be made public during the festive season. Several industry reports suggest that it could range between Rs 11 lakh and Rs 20 Lakh. Both prices are ex-showroom.
Honda Elevate: Bookings & Market Rivals
Honda will open bookings for the mid-size Elevate in July 2023 in India. In our market, the all-new Elevate SUV will directly go against the models such as the Hyundai Creta, the Volkswagen Taigun, the Skoda Kushaq, the Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara, the Toyota Urban Cruiser Hyryder, and others.
Honda Future Plans
By 2030, Honda Cars India plans to introduce five new SUVs for the Indian market, one of which will be an electric Elevate. According to the Japanese automaker, the electric Elevate will be available by 2026.