Honda commences production of Elevate SUV in India, with over 90% parts localization. Bookings open for four variants, including top-spec ‘ZX’ with cutting-edge features and the Honda Sensing ADAS suite. Showroom debut in September.
Powerful Engine and Stellar Fuel Efficiency:
Under the hood, the Honda Elevate houses a robust 1.5-litre 4-cylinder petrol engine, generating an impressive 119 BHP @ 6,600 rpm and 145 Nm @ 4,300 rpm. Drivers can choose between a 6-speed manual or a smooth 7-speed CVT for transmission. The manual variant boasts a fuel efficiency
of 15.31 km/l, while the CVT version offers an impressive 16.92 km/l, making the Elevate an economical choice for adventure seekers.
Variant Options and Feature-Packed Trims:
Elevate offers four trims – SV, V, VX, and top-of-the-line ZX. Standard features include LED headlights, climate control, and dual front airbags. ZX variant adds luxurious amenities like a 10.25-inch touchscreen, Honda Sensing, premium speakers, leatherette upholstery, and an auto-dimming mirror.
Made-in-India for the World:
Honda’s Tapukara plant, responsible for manufacturing popular models like the City and Amaze sedans, now adds the Elevate to its impressive lineup. Honda manufactures this car exclusively in India with pride, and the SUV will be available not only domestically but also exported worldwide. With over 90% localized content, the made-in-India Elevate boasts top-notch quality and competitiveness in the global market.
Competitive Pricing and Launch Timeline:
Honda aims to offer this mid-size SUV at competitive price points. Dealer sources expect the SUV to start around Rs 12 lakh, while the top-tier ZX variant is anticipated to be priced around Rs 17 lakh (ex-showroom). With such pricing, the Elevate will vie for attention among tough competitors like the Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos facelift, Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara, Toyota Hyryder, Skoda Kushaq, and Volkswagen Taigun SUVs.
Though currently available with a petrol engine, Honda plans to expand the Elevate lineup in the future. There are talks of a full-EV iteration, indicating the brand’s commitment to sustainable mobility solutions.
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The Honda Elevate is poised to redefine the midsize SUV segment in India. With its powerful performance, advanced features, and competitive pricing, adventure enthusiasts are eagerly anticipating its arrival in September. Moreover, Honda’s emphasis on localization firmly establishes its position in the Indian automotive market. Excitingly, the company’s plans for a potential EV version add to the anticipation. Once launched, the Elevate will undoubtedly elevate the driving experience for enthusiasts across the nation and beyond.