Honda Cars India launches Elevate SUV at Rs 11 lakh
The mid-size SUV is equipped with Honda Connect; a connected car experience allowing users to control the car remotely.
Honda has launched the Elevate SUV at Rs 11 lakh for the base SV MT variant, with prices going up to Rs 16 lakh for the top-spec ZX CVT variant. Honda’s new mid-size SUV only gets a 1.5-litre petrol engine, with manual and automatic gearbox options.
Here is the break-up of the prices of the Honda Elevate:
|Honda Elevate Prices
|Rs 11.00 lakh
|Rs 12.11 lakh
|Rs 13.21 lakh
|Rs 13.50 lakh
|Rs 14.60 lakh
|Rs 14.90 lakh
|Rs 16.00 lakh
At a starting price of Rs 11 lakh, only the Skoda Kushaq and Volkswagen Taigun have a higher starting price. The top-spec Elevate ZX CVT is the most affordable among the competition.
Honda Elevate design
The Elevate features a big grille – with a big Honda logo – flanked by thin, LED headlights. The headlights are connected by a thick chrome bar running at the top of the grille. The mid-size SUV has a boxy design with slightly flared wheel arches, thick plastic cladding, and a window line that tapers upwards towards the chunky C-pillar. The 17-inch alloy wheels have a design similar to the 16-inch alloy wheels on the facelifted City.
At the back, the Elevate gets a slightly raked windshield and tail-lights that are connected via a bar that looks like a light bar, but doesn’t light up. It also gets a big indentation on the tailgate for the number plate housing and a faux skid plate.
Honda Elevate interior and features
The Elevate gets a free-standing 10.25-inch infotainment touchscreen with wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, as well as a 7-inch semi-digital instrument cluster. The Elevate only gets a single-pane sunroof, and while two of its eight competitors – the Skoda Kushaq and the VW Taigun – get this, all the others get a panoramic sunroof. The only mid-size SUV without a sunroof is the upcoming Citroen C3 Aircross.
Other features in the Elevate include a lane-watch camera, wireless charging, and a rear parking camera. Honda is also offering its ADAS suite with the Elevate, with features like a collision mitigation braking system, lane departure warning, adaptive cruise control, lane keep assist, road departure warning, and automatic high beam assist. Only the MG Astor and Kia Seltos facelift get ADAS in the mid-size SUV segment.
Honda Elevate powertrain, dimensions
The Elevate gets the same 121hp, 145Nm, 1.5-litre, four-cylinder petrol engine as the City, with power being sent to the front wheels via either a 6-speed manual or a 7-step CVT automatic.
Based on Honda's Global Small Car platform, it measures 4,312mm in length, 1,790mm in width and 1,650mm in height, with a wheelbase, ground clearance and boot space of 2,650mm, 220mm and 458 litres, respectively. The Elevate has best-in-class ground clearance and its wheelbase and boot space are on the higher side when compared to its competition.
Honda Elevate rivals
The Elevate rivals the Hyundai Creta, Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara, Toyota Urban Cruiser Hyryder, MG Astor, Kia Seltos, Volkswagen Taigun, Skoda Kushaq, and the upcoming Citroen C3 Aircross.
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