- Honda Elevate SUV, Honda’s rival to Hyundai Creta, to make global debut on June 6
- Teaser photographs reveal the absence of a panoramic sunroof, potentially a cost-cutting move
The Honda Elevate SUV, Honda’s next Hyundai Creta rival, is expected to make its global debut on June 6. Furthermore, the latest teaser photographs disclose a few intriguing information regarding the next Honda SUV.
The next Honda Elevate SUV will only have a single-pane electric sunroof, according to the latest teaser photographs. Large panoramic sunroofs are standard on models such as the Hyundai Creta, Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara, and Toyota Urban Cruiser Hyryder.
This puts the impending Honda Elevate at a minor disadvantage before its official introduction. Furthermore, given that Honda had plenty of time to create its SUV by analysing its primary competitors, the lack of a panoramic sunroof appears to be a cost-cutting move.
However, despite having a single-pane sunroof, the Kia Seltos SUV is one of the best-selling SUVs in the market. As a result, we anticipate that some of Honda’s trademark benefits (refinement and improved interior packing) will overcome this slight disadvantage.
The teaser images also show that the next Honda Elevate SUV will have roof rails. However, we are unsure whether this will be standard equipment on the future SUV.
In terms of style, the teaser photographs and spied images reveal that the Honda Elevate SUV would feature a powerful design language comprising of an upright nose section and muscular wheel arches to underline the ‘toughness’ of the model.
Furthermore, the next Honda Elevate SUV is expected to include a big 10+ inch touchscreen entertainment device with connectivity options such as Bluetooth, Android Auto, and Apple CarPlay. The next Honda Elevate SUV is expected to be driven by the same 1.5-litre, naturally-aspirated, 4-cylinder engine that powers the 5th generation Honda City car in India. However, we do not anticipate the Strong Hybrid powertrain appearing very soon.
The 1.5-liter naturally aspirated engine in the fifth generation Honda City produces 120bhp and 145Nm of torque. A 6-speed manual gearbox and a CVT gearbox are also available in the Honda City.
That being said, the Honda Elevate has already been sighted testing with thick camouflage in India, and we anticipate that this mid-size, 5-seater SUV from Honda will be on sale around the approaching festive season.
When it is released, the Honda Elevate SUV will compete with other C-segment SUVs such as the Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos, and others. As a result, Honda must ensure that the Elevate is not jeopardised in any way.