Honda Elevate, the much-anticipated SUV, is set to make its global debut in India tomorrow. Being Honda’s first brand new model since 2017, the Elevate carries high expectations from both customers and the brand. Let’s take a closer look at what we can expect from this sleek and modern SUV.
1. Sleek and Modern Styling
The Elevate is expected to feature a sleek and modern design, setting it apart from recent Honda SUVs in India. With an upright stance and sharp details, this SUV will showcase a traditional silhouette. The teaser images reveal LED DRLs, a large chrome grille at the front, and wraparound LED tail lights at the rear.
2. Impressive Features
The Elevate will come equipped with a range of desirable features. A 360-degree camera setup has been confirmed through spy images, and an official teaser reveals the inclusion of a single-pane sunroof.
Inside the cabin, expect a larger touchscreen infotainment system compared to the Honda City’s 8-inch unit, along with a digital driver’s display, cruise control, wireless phone charging, and ventilated front seats.
Advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) like adaptive cruise control, lane-keep assist, and forward-collision warning may also be included, making the Elevate one of the few compact SUVs to offer this safety technology.
3. Hybrid Technology
The Elevate is likely to share engine options with the Honda City, featuring a 1.5-litre petrol engine producing 121PS and 145Nm. It will be paired with a 6-speed manual or a CVT automatic transmission.
Additionally, Honda may offer the City Hybrid’s technology in the Elevate, which includes a 1.5-litre Atkinson cycle petrol engine combined with a twin electric motor setup. This powertrain delivers 126PS and 253Nm, promising excellent fuel economy of over 25kmpl.
4. Pricing and Rivals
The prices for the Honda Elevate are expected to be announced in August 2023. Speculations suggest it could start from Rs 11 lakh (ex-showroom) onwards. Once launched, the Elevate will compete with popular models in the compact SUV segment, such as the Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos, Volkswagen Taigun, Skoda Kushaq, Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara, Toyota Urban Cruiser Hyryder, and MG Astor.
Conclusion: As Honda Elevate gears up for its global debut in India, enthusiasts and potential buyers eagerly anticipate its arrival. With its sleek design, feature-packed interior, and potential hybrid technology, the Elevate aims to make a strong entry into the highly competitive compact SUV segment. Stay tuned for more updates and the official unveiling of the Honda Elevate.