Mon. Jul 15th, 2024

The Honda automobile company has launched its new SUV- Sports Utility Vehicle in the global market. The name of the model is ‘Elevate’ and through this model, the company has tried to elevate its re-entry into the SUVS’ competition. Honda has planned to sell Elevate firstly in India and then in other countries. ‘Elevate’ would be launched during the Indian festive season in 2023 formally, however, its booking would be open to all from the month of July.

The Elevate model has been based and built on Honda’s Global Small Car platform. It features a 1.5 litre petrol engine, with an expectation that a hybrid would be joining later. It is also expected that an electric SUV based on the Elevate shall be launched within the next three years.

Specifications and Design of Elevate:-

As far as the dimensions and design of the ‘Elevate’ is concerned, the length of Honda Elevate is 4312mm, its height is 1650mm and its wheelbase is 2650mm,. This makes it almost similar in size to that of  Hyundai’s Creta. The Elevate has a boot space of 458 litres and a ground clearance of 220mm, which is also higher than that of the Creta.

Besides, the Elevate features a big grille flanked by thin LED headlights and two round fog lamps underneath. The sides feature slightly flared wheel arches for a chunky SUV look, and the window line tapers upwards towards the thick C-pillar.

If you look at the back side of the SUV, the Elevate has a slightly raked rear window and wraparound tail lights connected via a thick bar. It also has a big indentation on the tailgate for the number plate housing. The Elevate also has a 16 inches’ alloy wheels, similar to those on the facelifted City.

Features of the Elevate: 

When we talk of the features of the Elevate, this SUV has a free standing 10.25 inches infotainment touch screen and Honda’s Sensing ADAS suite. This upcoming SUV also features a single pane sunroof and ADAS technology like a collision mitigation brake system, lane departure warning, adaptive cruise control, lane keep assist, road departure warning, and automatic high beam assist.

 

Powertrain of the SUV: 

The Elevate is powered by a 1.5 litre petrol engine, which produces 121 hp and 145 Nm of torque. Power is sent to the front wheels via a 6 speed manual or a CVT. However, it is expected that the company would add a hybrid power train at a later stage.

As soon as the ‘Elevate enters the market, it will for sure face a tough competition from its rivals like Hyundai’s Creta, the Kia’s Seltos, Volkswagen’s Taigun, Skoda’s Kushaq, Maruti Suzuki’s Grand Vitara, Toyota’s Urban Cruiser Hyryder, MG Astor and the upcoming Citroen C3 Aircross. In such a tough competition, price would also play a major role, which by now, has not been disclosed by Honda. However, it is speculated that the stylish design and advanced features of the ‘Elevate’ would really elevate the SUV’S sell.

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