Honda Cars India Ltd. (HCIL), India’s top premium automotive manufacturer, introduced Honda’s latest global SUV, the Honda ELEVATE, during a World Premiere event in India. India will be the first country to produce and sell the All New Elevate globally, with a planned introduction around the holiday season this year. While the Elevate’s first launch is centered on the domestic market, India hopes to act as a significant export base for the new model to other areas of the world, catering to the robust worldwide demand for SUVs.
Elevate aims to appeal to customers with active lifestyles and a global mindset, and blends cutting-edge aesthetics with functionality to create a visually stunning, incredibly versatile, comfortable, and fun-to-drive SUV that’s ready for adventure both inside and outside the city limits.
The Elevate is a mid-size SUV with a bold and masculine exterior design that includes a striking front face, sharp character lines, and a distinctive rear design that combine to create a vehicle with great road presence. The front fascia features Honda’s trademark grille, flanked by slim LED headlights, while the side profile emphasizes the vehicle’s sporty personality, and the rear features a distinctive tailboard design and LED taillights.
The Honda R&D Asia Pacific centre in Thailand created the All New Elevate to meet the demands and goals of younger customers who value prestige, comfort, and an active lifestyle. The R&D team in India has worked specifically on understanding potential target customers through extensive market surveys that reflect their three main motivations for purchasing SUVs, which include Stylish Bold Exterior design, Strong Safety package with active and passive safety, and Overall Comfort when Travelling Long Distances with Interior Roominess & Space.
The Elevate’s distinctive front design represents a magnificent attitude with a bold profile mixed with narrow and sharp headlights that convey a masculine and strong expression. The High Gravity Horizontal Belt Line creates a protected and secure cabin environment. The model’s side features a streamlined layout, making it stand out and reflecting the qualities of modern SUVs. The twin LED taillights, as well as the two-tone finish diamond cut R17 Alloy Wheels, give the car a distinct, modern, and sporty appearance.
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Interior Features of Honda Elevate SUV
“Progressive and Protective” is the interior design idea, which expresses an aspirational mindset, comfort, functionality, and a safer cabin. Despite the SUV’s strong personality, the interior colour, material, and finish coordination is a beautiful contrast of sumptuous brown and black to offer a clutter-free and comfortable atmosphere.
Top-tier wheelbase combined with ample head, knee, and legroom results in an enormously roomy interior cabin. At 458L, the Elevate will provide first-rate cargo room. Welcome graphic animation on a stylish metre with a premium feel.
The All New Elevate has a 17.78 cm (7-inch) high-definition full colour TFT multi-information display that shows information such as fuel usage, trip metre, outside temperature, G-Meter and a clock on a huge display screen with premium white light. It also allows the driver to personalise operations such as the metre, keyless entry, illumination, door and Honda SENSING.
The Elevate features a novel floating type 26.03 cm (10.25 inch) In-Plane Switching (IPS) great-Definition (HD) resolution LCD touch-screen display audio with Optical Clear Adhesive (OCA), which provides great contrast and visibility. It can connect to numerous smart phones wirelessly via Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Weblink, Bluetooth, and USB. Additional sub-screen capabilities for simple access, such as ASVM (Assistant Side View Monitor), ARVM (Assistant Rear View Monitor), Clock, Calendar, Compass, Customizable Picture, and shortcuts to regularly used Infotainment settings, round out the experience.
The driver may feel the long hood length enabling clearer and better front view to see the road surface and things on the road with the 220mm height ground clearance, high nose and hood shape, and seamless connection between the hood and B-line.
Engine and Transmission
The excellent 1.5L i-VTEC DOHC petrol engine with VTC at the core of the Elevate will give high fuel efficiency, low emissions, and lively driving performance. Between 4300* and 6600* RPM, this sophisticated engine produces 89 kW (121PS)* of power and 145 Nm* of maximum torque.
It is paired to a sophisticated 6-speed manual transmission and a 7-speed CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission), which offers smooth gear changes and a responsive driving experience while also contributing to good fuel economy. The powertrains have been optimised to provide a pleasurable and environmentally responsible driving experience.
The All New Elevate incorporates Honda’s Global Safety Standard, providing a slew of active and passive advanced safety features such as 6 Airbags, ABS with EBD and Brake Assist, Vehicle Stability Assist with Agile Handling Assist, Hill Start Assist, Honda Lane WatchTM camera, Light Crash Performance, Pedestrian protection, Multi angle Rear Camera, Emergency Stop Signal, ISOFIX compatible Rear Side Seats with Lower Anchorages & Top Tether, It will use Honda’s renowned Advanced Compatibility EngineeringTM (ACETM) body structure, which improves self-protection while minimising harm to other vehicles in the case of a collision.
The Honda SENSING Advanced Driver Assistance System safety technology is standard on the Elevate. This advanced and intelligent “Honda Sensing” Safety Technology employs a high-performance front camera with a wide-angle, far-reaching detection system to scan the road ahead and alert the driver to reduce the risk of accidents and, in some cases, intervene to avoid or lessen the severity of a collision. Honda SENSING’s trademark features include Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS), Adaptive Cruise Control, Road Departure Mitigation (RDM), Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS), Lead Car Departure Notification system, and Auto High-Beam.
To accommodate the outgoing lives of the driver and passengers, the SUV includes additional utilities that provide extra comfort and convenience.
· Electric Sunroof with One-Touch operation & Pinch Guard
· Rear shelf
· Cup holders in the console area for convenient use
· 1L bottle holder on front and rear door pocket.
· The second-row seat is a 60/40 Split and Foldable
· Wireless phone charger
· Walk Away Auto Locking
· Power outlet 12V for both front and rear passengers
· Rear air conditioner vent with automatic system
· Cupholders in Rear Center Armrest
· Storage box under Front Center Armrest
· Wallet storage space in Center Console
· Honda Connect – safety, convenience and peace of mind
Price of Honda Elevate SUV
The Honda Elevate is expected to be priced between ₹10.50 lakh and ₹20 lakh (ex-showroom). The SUV will be available in a number of variants, including a base model, a mid-spec model, and a top-of-the-line model.
The Honda Elevate is a great choice for those looking for a stylish, modern, and feature-packed SUV. The SUV is also competitively priced, making it a great value for money option.