Honda Elevate 2023 Unofficial Bookings Open
Honda India is set to launch the much-anticipated Honda Elevate, a formidable competitor to the popular Hyundai Creta. While the Indian market has seen mainly facelifts of existing models like the Honda City and Amaze, Honda’s latest offering promises to shake things up with its arrival.
Unofficial bookings for the highly anticipated Honda Elevate have reportedly begun in certain dealerships. Interested customers can secure their spot by making a booking amount ranging from Rs 11,000 to Rs 21,000.
Want to know what one may miss out on the Elevate? Here are a few things that Honda Elevate will lack in comparison to rivals.
1. Diesel Engine
The Honda Amaze and the pre-facelift Honda City were earlier available with a 1.5-litre i-DTEC engine. It would however not be a big deal if Elevate doesn’t get a diesel engine as Honda cars get love from the audience for their 1.5-litre i-VTEC petrol engine that is available in the market. There will be availability of both a 6-speed Manual and a CVT offer. It’s officially confirmed that Honda Elevate will also get mil-hybrid technology with an E-CVT transmission from the Honda City.
2. Turbo Petrol Engine
Honda has never brought the turbo VTEC in any of their cars in India. In recent times, there has been a growing demand for turbocharged petrol engines, as they offer enhanced performance and driving pleasure. It would have been highly appreciated by enthusiasts if Honda had incorporated turbo VTEC engines into their vehicle lineup.
It’s worth mentioning that Honda’s VTEC technology, even without turbocharging, has a reputation for delivering enjoyable driving experiences. While turbocharged engines have their advantages, the brand believes that their VTEC-equipped engines can still bring smiles to the faces of car enthusiasts.
3. Panoramic Sunroof
This is something that’s officially confirmed Honda will not offer a panoramic sunroof with the Elevate. Those who buy Kia Seltos and Hyundai Creta appreciate them a lot for their features. Here, Honda didn’t play well because the panoramic sunroof would have bought them a lot of sales. A Honda car with a panoramic sunroof could easily take on the likes of the Kushaq, Creta and many other rivals.
4. All Wheel Drive
There are currently no plans that Honda will introduce the Elevate with AWD. It’s something the brand will not offer because AWD variants would be very much costly in comparison to FWD variants. Currently, the Toyota Hyryder and its sister Grand Vitara get the option of an AWD system. The advantage of AWD is that power goes in all the wheels of the car which helps in assuring better performance.
These are some things Honda will not offer on their new SUV. Is there anything else you think Honda should offer in their Elevate SUV? Feel free to comment about your opinions in the comments section.