Honda Elevate is certainly one of the much-awaited new car launches of this year. It will be a global product from the Japanese automaker that’s slated to debut on 6th June 2023 in India. While its official India launch date is yet to be announced, the midsize SUV is reported to go on sale by August. Prior to its official arrival, select Honda dealers have started accepting pre-bookings for the model. The road for the new Honda SUV would not be easy as here it will lock horns against the Hyundai Creta, Maruti Grand Vitara, Kia Seltos, Skoda Kushaq, Toyota Hyryder and Volkswagen Taigun. Read – New-Gen Honda Amaze India Launch Details
A couple of screenshots of the Elevate SUV recently emerged on the web. The spotted model was a fully camouflaged test mule revealing its silhouette and upright stance. Design of the new Honda midsize SUV is expected to be inspired by the brand’s global SUVs. The model will carry a signature grille with a thick chrome slate and mesh insert, LED headlamps with LED DRLs, faux skid plates, a sleek air dam, pronounced wheel arches, a shark fin antenna and wraparound LED taillamps, an LED light bar running across length of the bootlid.
The official teaser confirms that the Honda Elevate has a single-pane electric sunroof. The SUV will also be packed with a freestanding touchscreen infotainment system, automatic climate control, cruise control, a 360 degree camera, rear AC vents, ambient lighting system and many more goodies. There might also be the ADAS (advanced driver assistance system) tech offering features such as automatic emergency braking system, adaptive cruise control, lane departure assist, lane keep assist, automatic high beam, low speed follow function, etc.
Initially, the Honda Elevate SUV could be offered with a single 1.5L naturally aspirated petrol engine with both manual and CVT gearbox options. The motor makes a top power of 121hbp and 145Nm of torque. It’s the same petrol engine that does duty in the City sedan. The new Honda SUV might also borrow the strong hybrid powertrain from its sedan sibling, but at a later stage.