Honda today has finally unveiled the Elevate SUV, a mid-size SUV that will rival the Hyundai Creta, and other rivals in this category.
Honda Elevate – What you need to know!
Honda has finally globally premiered the reveal of the Elevate SUV. From the outside, the Elevate has a front grille with small rectangular blocks pattern on it with Honda logo at the center, LED headlamps and two round fog lamps underneath, a large chrome element that connects with the headlamps, and a flat bonnet with few cuts and creases. The bumpers are finished in faux silver skid plate. The Elevate share’s the design cues with the HR-V SUV that is sold overseas. Moving to the side, it has slightly flared wheel arches for a chunky SUV, chrome door handles, non-functional roof rails, and rides on 16-inch multi-spoke alloy wheels.
At the rear, it has a L-shaped LED taillamps with dual lines inside them, roof spoiler on top with shark fin antenna, and an indentation around the number plate housing. From the inside, the Elevate has a 10.25-inch infotainment system in horizontal position, three-spoke multi-function steering wheel with a 7-inch instrument cluster as well, and a single-pane sunroof which should’ve been a panoramic sunroof given many of it’s competitors has panoramic sunroof on offer.
|Turning Radius||5.2 meters|
In Dimensions, the Elevate measures 4312mm in length which is 12mm longer than it’s rival Hyundai Creta, width of 1790mm which is same as the Creta, height of 1650mm that is 15mm taller than Creta, wheelbase of 2650mm which is 40mm longer than Creta, ground clearance of 220mm that is higher by 30mm than the 190mm ground clearance of Creta, and this muscly SUV has a turning radius of 5.2 meters.
Honda will also introduce an electric version of the Elevate in the next 3 years, and the Hybrid version of the Elevate was not revealed at the premiere, so it could launch before the end of this year or in early 2024.
Honda Elevate – Platform, and Engine Specifications
|Engine||1.5-litre 4-cylinder petrol|
|Transmission type||6-speed MT, CVT|
The Honda Elevate SUV is built on the Global Small Car Platform which underpins the 5th Gen Sedan, Honda City and currently it has one powertrain on offer which powers the Honda City, the 1.5-litre 4-cylinder petrol engine that pumps out 119.34 bhp and 145 Nm of torque paired to 6-speed Manual Gearbox and an Advanced CVT Gearbox. This engine also complies with the RDE and E20 norms as well.
Honda Elevate – Features
When it comes to features, the Honda Elevate is loaded with features such as Single-pane sunroof, LED headlamps, 10.25-inch infotainment system with Wireless Apple Carplay/Android Auto, 7-inch digital instrument cluster, six airbags, hill start assist, rear parking sensors, vehicle stability assist, lane watch reminder, and ADAS with features such as Lane Keep Assist, Collision Mitigation Braking System, Lane Departure Warning, Adaptive Cruise Control, Road Departure Warning, and automatic high beam assist. Other than the Elevate, MG Astor is the only SUV to feature ADAS, and the upcoming Seltos facelift will also get the ADAS as well.
Honda will open the bookings for the Elevate SUV next month and will launch during the festive season, and once it launches, it’ll rival Hyundai Creta, upcoming Kia Seltos facelift, Volkswagen Taigun, Skoda Kushaq, Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara, and Toyota Urban Cruiser Hyryder.