Honda Elevate Cars India recently unveiled their much-awaited mid-size SUV, the Elevate, in India. This upcoming offering from the Japanese manufacturer has generated significant buzz among car enthusiasts and potential buyers. Reports suggest that Honda has shared preliminary details regarding the launch timeline and indicative prices for the SUV during a meeting with dealers. As per these reports, the base variant of the Honda Elevate is expected to have a starting price of Rs 11 lakh. In this article, we will delve into the details of this exciting SUV, including its features, expected pricing, and its competitors in the segment.
Launch and Pricing Details
According to reliable sources, Honda plans to launch the Elevate SUV during the festive season in September this year. The vehicle is anticipated to be available in four variants, with the base variant priced around Rs 11 lakh (ex-showroom). While the top-end variant’s price is yet to be confirmed, speculations suggest that it may align with the top-end NA petrol IVT variant of the Hyundai Creta. It’s important to note that these prices are not final and may vary at the time of the official launch.
Design and Styling
The Honda Elevate boasts a bold and eye-catching front grille with a sleek black finish. The design is further enhanced by the inclusion of all-LED headlamps and daytime running LEDs within the sleek headlamp housings. The front bumper adds a touch of style with its triangular black housings for the LED fog lamps, accompanied by body cladding and a silver faux skid plate, giving the SUV an overall appealing aesthetic. Drawing inspiration from Honda’s global SUVs such as the Pilot and HR-V, the Elevate maintains an upright and boxy design language in its front fascia. The side profile of the SUV displays body cladding on the wheel arches and lower door panels, enhancing its rugged look. Furthermore, the vehicle is equipped with 17-inch machined alloy wheels, rearview mirrors mounted on the doors, and silver roof rails, which enhance its visual charm.
Interior Features and Technologies
Inside the Honda Elevate, occupants will experience a spacious and comfortable environment. The SUV offers dual-tone black and brown leather upholstery, exuding a premium feel. Some noteworthy features of the SUV comprise a 7-inch TFT screen seamlessly integrated into the instrument console, a state-of-the-art 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system, automatic climate control for enhanced comfort, a convenient push start-stop button, and a lane watch camera for improved safety. and six airbags. The SUV also incorporates Level-2 ADAS known as ‘Honda Sensing,’ enhancing safety and convenience.
The Honda Elevate will initially be available with a single petrol engine option. It will be powered by a 1.5-liter four-cylinder naturally-aspirated engine, which is shared with the popular Honda City sedan. The engine of this vehicle generates an impressive maximum power output of 121 bhp and a peak torque output of 145 Nm. Buyers will have the choice between a 6-speed manual transmission or a CVT for smooth and efficient gear shifting. However, unlike some of its competitors such as Maruti and Toyota, Honda will not offer a strong hybrid version of the Elevate.
Booking and Availability
Excited customers can officially start booking the Honda Elevate SUV starting from July 3. To secure their vehicles, interested buyers can visit Honda dealerships across the country and pay a booking amount of Rs 21,000. By opening bookings well in advance.