Honda has introduced its new SUV called the Elevate, which marks its entry into the competitive mid-segment SUV market in India. Before this, Honda primarily had two models, the City and the Amaze, in its lineup, but the growing demand for SUVs led to the creation of the Elevate.
Variants and Colors:
The Elevate is available in four different trims: SV, V, VX, and ZX. Customers can choose from seven exterior colors, including a new Phoenix Orange Pearl, as well as Obsidian Blue, Radiant Red, Platinum White, Golden Brown, Lunar Silver, and Meteoroid Gray.
Design and Exterior:
Honda designed the Elevate to appeal to a broad audience, featuring a bold and masculine design with strong bodylines. Key design elements include a large front grille, sleek LED headlamps with LED DRLs, roof rails, squared wheel arches with black cladding, 17-inch diamond-cut alloy wheels, and distinctive L-shaped LED taillamps at the rear.
Inside, the Elevate offers a luxurious cabin with premium materials, a dual-tone dashboard, a large 10.25-inch infotainment touchscreen with wireless connectivity, an eight-inch MID display, voice command support for smartphone connectivity, automatic climate control, paddle shifters, ambient lighting, a single-pane sunroof, and a wireless charger.
Engine and Mileage:
The Elevate is powered by 1.5-liter i-VTEC DOHC petrol engine producing 119bhp and 145Nm of torque. It comes with a choice of six-speed manual or seven-speed CVT transmission. Honda claims that the manual variant delivers a fuel efficiency of 15.31kmpl, while the CVT variant achieves 16.92kmpl.
Safety and Features:
In terms of safety, the Elevate comes equipped with six airbags, three-point seatbelts, rear parking sensors, ABS with EBD, hill start assist, and vehicle stability assist. It also features Honda Sensing ADAS technology, including collision mitigation braking, adaptive cruise control, lane keep assist, lead car departure notification, and auto high-beam.