The Honda Elevate definitely has its work cut out – it now has the massive responsibility to rescue the Japanese car maker out of the position it finds itself in – to give you a fair understanding, it basically has to replicate what the Magnite has done for Nissan.
Honda has now launched the Elevate, with prices beginning from Rs 10.99 lakh (ex-showroom), going up against rivals such as the Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos, Volkswagen Taigun, Skoda Kushaq, Tata Harrier, Mahindra XUV700, and more.
The Honda Elevate can be had in seven variants, we have listed them for you below:
SV (MT) – Rs 10.99 lakh (ex-showroom)
V (MT) – Rs 12.10 lakh (ex-showroom)
V (CVT) – Rs 13.20 lakh (ex-showroom)
VX (M) – Rs 13.49 lakh (ex-showroom)
VX (CVT) – Rs 14.59 lakh (ex-showroom)
ZX (M) – Rs 14.89 lakh (ex-showroom)
ZX (CVT) – 15.99 lakh (ex-showroom)
The Honda Elevate shares its platform with the City, and as such, it gets the same 1.5-litre naturally aspirated petrol engine which puts out 119 bhp and 14.8 kgm of torque. This engine can be paired with either a six-speed manual transmission or with a CVT. Unlike its rivals, which offer multiple engine options with its products, the Elevate makes do with just one engine option. To get an idea of how the Honda Elevate is in terms of driving, read our review now!
Speaking of the goodies on offer, the Elevate won’t disappoint you in this regard for sure. Honda has given it a 10.25-inch touch screen infotainment system with Alexa connectivity, wireless CarPlay and Android Auto, along with wireless smartphone charging, reverse parking camera, dual-tone interiors, a 7-inch semi-digital instrument cluster, and a conventional sunroof instead of the panoramic sunroof that have become the norm these days.
However, Honda has also loaded the Elevate with a driver assistance suite, which packs tech such as lane departure warning, collision mitigation braking, adaptive cruise control, lane keep assist, automatic high beam assist, and road departure warning among others.
In terms of design, Honda has kept it rather simple but sensible, and while the Elevate does have the butch, SUV profile that our buyers seem to like, it’s still something that won’t be noticeable easily, but then, looks are subjective, and people are entitled to their opinions in this regard. The front profile is similar to some of the larger Honda SUVs sold in international markets, especially with that big grille, but the rest of the design remains rather sensible.
At this price point, would you be picking the Honda Elevate over its rivals? Do let us know in the comments, and follow our social handles for more!