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Honda’s Upcoming Mid-Size SUV To Be Called ELEVATE – Creta Rival

We all know that Honda Cars India is working on a new mid-size SUV that will compete with the Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos and Maruti Grand Vitara. Now, in a thrilling update, Honda has revealed that this eagerly anticipated SUV will be named ”Elevate”. It is expected to make its official debut in the first week of June 2023, followed by its launch in August this year. This announcement has set hearts racing as customers eagerly await its imminent release.

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Honda Elevate – What Do We Know So Far?

  • Car enthusiasts have already been treated to a compelling glimpse of the upcoming Elevate SUV from Honda.
  • The automaker’s earlier teaser showcased the SUV’s sleek silhouette and fascinating LED headlights, along with its dazzling DRLs and LED fog lamps.
  • The SUV’s spy images have also revealed some interesting design bits like upright proportions, chunky wheel arches, roof rails, and a bold grille.
  • Reports also suggest that the SUV will share its underpinnings with the 5th-gen Honda City and will measure between 4.2 – 4.3 meters in length.

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2023 Upcoming Honda 3US SUV - Honda Elevate



Petrol-only Model

  • Like all the other Honda cars, the Elevate will also be a petrol-only model that is expected to share its powertrain with the City sedan.
  • Having said that, the Honda Elevate, in all likelihood, will come with City’s 1.5-litre petrol engine that delivers 121PS/145Nm, and gets a 6-speed manual and CVT automatic transmission choices.
  • In a nod to its competitors, Honda is also rumoured to be considering equipping the Elevate with the 1.5-litre strong-hybrid powertrain. This move would bring the Elevate in line with other popular models like the Maruti Grand Vitara and Toyota Hyryder, which already boast this powerful engine option.

Expected Price and Features

  • The Elevate SUV is anticipated to come packed with an array of cutting-edge features, such as wireless Apple Carplay and Android Auto, connected car technology, a digital instrument cluster, wireless charging capabilities, a panoramic sunroof, and up to six airbags for safety.
  • Additionally, the Elevate is also likely to boast Honda’s advanced driver-assistance system, known as the Honda Sensing Suite, which comprises a range of active safety features, such as high-beam assist, auto emergency braking,  adaptive cruise control, lane keep assist, cross-traffic alert, etc.
  • Expect Honda to price the Elevate SUV from around Rs 11 lakh (ex-showroom).