Honda Cars India begins production of its mid-size SUV Honda Elevate
Reaffirming Honda’s commitment to making in India, the Elevate has a localisation of more than 90%.
Honda Cars India (HCIL), a leading manufacturer of premium cars in India, today started the production of its new mid-size SUV, Honda Elevate. The production roll-out of the car at the company’s state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Tapukara, Rajasthan marked India as the first country to produce this global SUV.
Reaffirming Honda’s commitment to making in India, the Elevate has a localisation of more than 90%. The launch of the all-new Honda Elevate is scheduled in September 2023 along with the start of deliveries. The company has already commenced the pre-launch bookings of the Elevate.
Speaking on the occasion, Takuya Tsumura, President and CEO, Honda Cars India said, “Today is a significant milestone in our SUV endeavour as we commence production of our hugely anticipated Honda Elevate at our Tapukara facility in India. Ever since its global unveiling, the Elevate has received an overwhelming response from customers nationwide. We are extremely proud to be the first country to start the mass production of Elevate and are confident that it will quickly become an important pillar of our business, fostering stronger connections with customers and attracting new members to our Honda family. We are excited about the prospects that lie ahead and the impact this model will have on our brand.”
The Elevate is Honda’s latest offering in mid-size SUV segment and based on Honda’s design ethos of Man Maximum Machine Minimum, the Elevate offers an incredibly spacious interior cabin with top-class wheelbase, spacious headroom, knee room, legroom, and a cargo space of 458L.
The Elevate is powered by 1.5L i-VTEC DOHC petrol engine with VTC mated to a 6 speed MT and a Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) and produce power of 89 kW (121 PS) and maximum torque of 145 Nm at 4300 rpm.
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