Honda has confirmed the official launch of the Elevate SUV on September 4, 2023. As pre-launch activities gain momentum, dealerships across India have started receiving the vehicle. Eager customers have started pre-booking the SUV, and test drives are anticipated to commence shortly post the price announcement.
Honda Elevate Design
The Elevate’s design boasts of a strong, muscular appearance. The front is characterized by a vertically-aligned grille, accentuated by chrome garnish that seamlessly extends to the headlamp housings. Sleek LED headlamps, fog lamps in triangular enclosures, and a faux silver skid plate amplify its rugged appeal. The side profile showcases commanding body cladding, chrome-finished mirrors, and 17-inch machined alloy wheels. The rear continues the bold theme with inverted L-shaped tail lamps and a gloss black garnish.
Interiors and Features
Offered in four major trims—SV, V, VX, and ZX—the Honda Elevate ensures a blend of functionality and luxury. The cabin exhibits a dual-tone black and brown leather upholstery theme. Modern elements include a 7-inch TFT screen, a 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system, automatic climate control, and a push start-stop button. Special features such as the Lanewatch camera, wireless charging, single-pane sunroof, and Level-2 ADAS suite make the Elevate a premium choice in its segment.
- SV: Equipped with LED projector headlights, 16-inch wheels, fabric upholstery, and a basic 8-inch touchscreen.
- V: Upgrades include LED taillights, LaneWatch camera, and wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.
- VX: Boasts of a 7-inch semi-digital instrument cluster, LED fog lamps, wireless phone charging, and more.
- ZX: The top-end variant offers a 10.25-inch touchscreen, six airbags, ADAS, and a distinctive brown-black cabin theme with leatherette upholstery.
Power and Torque
Honda Elevate is coming with the 1.5-litre naturally aspirated petrol engine that also powers the City sedan. With an output of 121PS/145Nm, customers can choose between a 6-speed manual or a CVT gearbox. Notably, Honda has decided against a petrol-hybrid variant but has hinted at launching an all-electric version in the future.
Market Position and Pricing
The Honda Elevate is set to rival current Mid Size SUV like the Kia Selto, Hyundai Creta, VW Taigun, Citroen C3 Aircross and Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara.
Experts evalute a starting price can be around Rs 11 lakh (ex-showroom), placing it competitively in the midsize SUV segment.
For a comprehensive review and first-hand driving experience of the Honda Elevate, stay tuned for our upcoming in-depth drive review.