We all know that Honda Cars India is making a new mid-size SUV to fight with the Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos, and Maruti Grand Vitara. Now, in an exciting new development, Honda has announced that the name of this highly awaited SUV will be “Elevate.” It should make its public debut in the first week of June 2023, and then it will go on sale in August of this year. Customers are very excited about this news and can’t wait for it to come out soon.
What Do We Know So Far About the Honda Elevate?
- Honda’s future SUV, the Elevate, has already been shown to car fans in an interesting way.
- In an earlier teaser, the company showed off the SUV’s sleek shape, interesting LED headlights, and dazzling DRLs and LED fog lamps.
- Spy photos of the SUV have also shown some interesting design details, such as straight lines, big wheel arches, roof rails, and a bold hood.
- Reports also say that the SUV’s chassis will be the same as the 5th-generation Honda City and that it will be between 4.2 and 4.3 meters long.
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Like all other Honda cars, the Elevate will only run on gasoline. Its engine is likely to be the same as the one in the City sedan.
Still, the Honda Elevate is likely to come with the City’s 1.5-liter gasoline engine, which makes 121PS/145Nm and can be paired with either a 6-speed manual or a CVT automatic gearbox.
As a nod to its rivals, Honda is also said to be thinking about putting the 1.5-liter strong-hybrid powertrain in the Elevate. This would make the Elevate like other popular models like the Maruti Grand Vitara and Toyota Hyryder, which already have this powerful engine choice.
Price and Features to Expect
The Elevate SUV is expected to have many cutting-edge features, such as wireless Apple Carplay and Android Auto, connected car technology, a digital instrument panel, wireless charging, a panoramic sunroof, and up to six airbags for safety.
The Honda Sensing Suite, which includes active safety features like high-beam assist, auto emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, lane keep assist, cross-traffic alert, and more, is also expected to be on the Elevate.
Expect Honda to start charging around Rs 11 lakh (ex-showroom) for the Elevate SUV.
No Diesel Power
The Elevate SUV will only come with gasoline, just like the City. It is likely to have the same 1.5-liter naturally aspirated gasoline engine as the City, along with both a 6-speed manual transmission and a CVT automatic transmission. Most likely, Honda’s small SUV will also have the strong-hybrid engine (126PS total) of the City Hybrid.