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2023 Honda Elevate SUV Review with Photo Gallery

Written by Parichay Malvankar

Honda has unveiled its Elevate SUV. This SUV is going to be launched later this year in India. The Japanese car maker has been gradually releasing details of the new SUV. Finally, a new Honda is being launched after many years. The Elevate SUV is based on the same platform as the Honda City. It will take on the likes the Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos, Maruti Grand Vitara, MG Astor, Skoda Kushaq, Toyota Hyryder and VW Taigun. The SUV segment is where all the action is an Honda is looking to get a piece of this pie as well.

Now, let us take a look at the car in more details with this review along with the Photo Gallery.

Honda Elevate : Design and Dimensions

In terms of dimensions, the Honda Elevate measures 4,312 mm in length, 1,790 mm in width, and 1,650 mm in heigh. It has a wheelbase of 2,650 mm. Honda maintains a gross vehicle weight of 1,700 kg for CVT variants and 1,650 kg for manual transmission variants across all trim levels. Honda Elevate will come in four trim levels – V, SV, VX, and ZX.

While the Honda Elevate may lack some of the features offered by competitors. But it aims to make up for it with its commanding road presence and well-put-together interior layout. It comes equipped with Honda’s camera-based Sensing ADAS suite. This will come from mid-level trims onwards, indicating a focus on safety.

Powertrain of the Honda Elevate

The Honda Elevate will be offered with a 1.5-litre naturally aspirated petrol engine. This motor develops 119 BHP @ 6,600 rpm and 145 Nm @ 4,300 rpm. The company is offering two gearbox options of the car – a 6-speed manual or a 7-step CVT automatic.

The CVT is rated at 16.92 km/l while the manual will offer 15.31 km/l. Do note that these are ARAI certified figures under ideal conditions and not the real world mileage numbers.

Honda might have done well to offer the 1.5-litre Hybrid system from the Honda City. Adding a hybrid powertrain would have added one more engine choice along with increased fuel economy as well. Plus, the same engine is already available in the City, making it a direct fit.

Pricing of the Honda Elevate

The Honda Elevate will most likely carry a highly competitive price tag. Thus it might provide a tough competition to segment leaders like the Hyundai Creta and Kia Seltos. Deliveries are set to begin in September 2023, and Honda has plans to launch a fully-electric version of the Elevate in the future.

Also Read – Honda shared development story of Elevate SUV for India.