The Honda Elevate is a new SUV model unveiled by Honda at an event in New Delhi, marking the company’s re-entry into the SUV segment. It is set to compete with popular models such as the Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos, Volkswagen Taigun, Skoda Kushaq, Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara, Toyota Urban Cruiser Hyryder, MG Astor, and the upcoming Citroen C3 Aircross.
The dimensions of the Honda Elevate are as follows: 4,312mm in length, 1,790mm in width, 1,650mm in height, and a wheelbase of 2,650mm. These dimensions make it similar in size to the Hyundai Creta. The SUV offers 458 litres of boot space and has a segment-leading ground clearance of 220mm.
In terms of design, the Elevate resembles the CR-V sold overseas. It features a prominent grille with a large Honda logo in the middle, flanked by thin LED headlights and fog lamps. The sides have slightly flared wheel arches with plastic cladding, giving it a robust SUV appearance. The rear sports a raked window, wraparound tail lights, and an indentation on the tailgate for the number plate.
Inside the cabin, the Honda Elevate has a 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system and a 7-inch semi-digital instrument cluster. It offers a lane-watch camera, wireless charging, wireless smartphone integration (Android Auto and Apple CarPlay), and a rear parking camera. Honda will also provide its Sensing ADAS suite, which includes features like a collision mitigation braking system, lane departure warning, adaptive cruise control, lane keep assist, road departure warning, and automatic high beam assist.
Under the hood, the Elevate has a 1.5-litre, four-cylinder petrol engine that produces 121 horsepower and 145 Nm of torque. This engine is the same as the one in the Honda City sedan. Power is transmitted to the front wheels via a 6-speed manual or a CVT transmission. Honda has also confirmed that an electric powertrain option will be available for the Elevate in the next three years.
Bookings for the Honda Elevate will start in July 2023, and the official price announcement will follow. The SUV is manufactured in India and exported to multiple international markets.
The Honda Elevate is expected to be priced from Rs 12 lakh to Rs 17 lakh (ex-showroom).
Here are some of the pros and cons of the Honda Elevate:
- Attractive design.
- Spacious interior.
- Powerful engine.
- Smooth transmission.
- Long list of features.
- There is no diesel engine option.
- No sunroof.
- No panoramic view camera.
The Honda Elevate is a good SUV with many features and a powerful engine. However, it lacks critical features like a sunroof and panoramic view camera.
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