Should you wait for the Honda Elevate launch or just buy the Honda City? Even though the Honda Elevate is based on the Honda City platform, let’s do a quick comparison of these two Honda models!
Honda Elevate vs Honda City – Engine Options
|Engine||1.5-litre NA Petrol||1.5-litre Atkinson Cycle petrol-hybrid|
|Power||119.35 bhp||122.57 bhp|
|Torque||145 Nm||253 Nm|
|Transmission Type||6-speed MT, CVT||e-CVT|
The Upcoming Honda Elevate and Honda City as the same engines on offer as the Elevate is based on the Honda City Platform. The Honda Elevate is powered by 1.5-litre naturally aspirated petrol engine which produces 119.35 bhp and 145 Nm of torque paired to a 6-speed Manual Transmission and CVT Transmission. The petrol-hybrid is powered by 1.5-litre Atkinson Cycle petrol-hybrid which produces 122.57 bhp and 253 Nm of torque paired to eCVT Transmission.
Honda Elevate vs Honda City – Features
|Features||Honda Elevate||Honda City|
|Wheel size & Tyre||17-inch alloy wheels||16-inch alloy wheels|
|Auto Power Window||Yes||Yes|
|Rear AC vent||Yes||Yes|
|Android Auto, Apple CarPlay||Yes||Yes|
|Ventilated Seats||Driver and Front Passenger||–|
|Sound System||8-speaker premium surround sound system||8-speaker premium surround sound system|
|Height adjustable driver seat||Yes||Yes|
When it comes to features, we’ve no confirmation on what features will be available in Honda Elevate, but we know that majority of these features will be there in the Elevate as it’s based on the City. However, we expect the Elevate to have Ventilated Seats, 8-speaker premium surround sound system from the Honda City, and the City misses out on cooled glovebox and ambient lighting which the Honda Elevate won’t miss.
|Safety Features||Honda Elevate||Honda City|
|Airbags||Six airbags||Six airbags|
|Camera||360-degree camera||reverse parking camera|
|ADAS||Level 2||Level 2|
|ABS with EBD||Yes||Yes|
|Hill Start Assist||Yes||Yes|
|All 4 Disc Brakes||Yes||Yes|
Even when it comes to safety features, we expect the Honda Elevate safety features to be the same as the City, except the Elevate could have the 360-degree camera which the City does not currently have!
Honda Elevate vs Honda City – Price
|Honda Elevate||Expected Rs.12 lakh – Rs. 19 lakh|
|Honda City||Rs. 11.49 lakh – Rs. 15.97 lakh|
|Honda City e:HEV||Rs. 18.89 lakh – Rs. 20.39 lakh|
Honda City starts at Rs. 11.49 lakh for the entry-level ‘SV’ variant and goes up to Rs. 15.97 lakh for the top variant ‘ZX CVT.’ The City e:HEV is priced at Rs. 18.89 lakh for the ‘V CVT’ and Rs. 20.39 lakh for the ‘ZX CVT’ top variant. As for the Honda Elevate, it is expected to be priced at Rs. 12 lakh to Rs. 19 lakhs.
Honda will be launching the Elevate SUV on June 6th that will rival the Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos, Volkswagen Taigun, Skoda Kushaq, Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara, and Toyota Urban Cruiser Hyryder. Since only a month is left for the Elevate to be revealed, it is better to wait than making a rushed decision otherwise you can buy the City which is a good feature-loaded with great comfort on offer.