A few units of the Honda Elevate SUV have begun reaching dealerships.
Honda is all set to launch its long awaited Elevate SUV on September 4, with static display vehicles now reaching dealerships. The Elevate is Honda’s contender in the ever growing midsize SUV market, which includes the Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos and Maruti Grand Vitara, among others.
- Honda Elevate prices could start at Rs 11 lakh (ex-showroom)
- Gets a 1.5-litre petrol engine with two gearbox options
- Customer test drives to commence soon
Honda Elevate powertrain, fuel efficiency
Post its global debut in India, in July, the Elevate was recently homologated for our market. The Elevate shares its powertrain options with the City – 121hp, 145Nm, 1.5-litre petrol mated to either a 6-speed manual or 7-step CVT automatic. Honda has confirmed that it will not offer a petrol-hybrid powertrain on the Elevate, but will launch an all-electric SUV in future.
As far as fuel efficiency goes, the manual Elevate returns a claimed 15.31kpl, while the CVT returns 16.92kpl. Expect the real-world figures to be slightly different.
The Honda Elevate is sized on par with its arch rival, the Hyundai Creta. It measures 4,312mm in length, 1,790mm in width and 1,650mm in height, and has a wheelbase of 2,650mm. The Elevate also gets segment-leading 220mm ground clearance.
Honda Elevate features and equipment
The Honda Elevate is available in four trims – SV, V, VX and ZX. The entry-level SV gets LED projector headlamps, automatic climate control, 16-inch steel wheels and dual front airbags.
The fully loaded Elevate ZX gets a 10.25-inch touchscreen, six airbags, a single pane sunroof, ADAS, eight speakers, leatherette brown upholstery, soft-touch dashboard and auto-dimming interior mirror. It also gets a unique Phoenix Orange exterior paint shade on this variant, along with a few, optional dual-tone shades.
Honda Elevate test drive details, expected pricing
Test drives for the Elevate will commence soon and dealer sources tell us that it is expected to start from Rs 11 lakh. The Elevate will rival the Hyundai Creta and the recently launched Kia Seltos facelift, which get more features and a diesel engine option, the Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara and the Toyota Hyryder, which get petrol-hybrid powertrain options, and the Skoda Kushaq and the Volkswagen Taigun.
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