The Honda Elevate has made its international debut in India because the model’s re-entry within the nation’s SUV market – the CR-V and BR-V have been provided beforehand however have since been dropped. Order books for the Elevate will probably be opened in July, with pricing set to be introduced quickly after – it’s anticipated to start out from 1.05 million rupees (RM58,518).
In case you’re curious in regards to the title, Honda says ‘Elevate’ represents empowerment, liberation, exploration, versatility, aspiration, transformation and evolution. The Elevate will duke it out in India’s extremely aggressive B-segment SUV market, which incorporates the likes of the Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos, Volkswagen Taigun, Skoda Kushaq, Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara and Toyota City Cruiser Hyryder.
By way of dimensions, the Elevate measures 4,312 mm lengthy, 1,790 mm huge, 1,650 mm tall and has a wheelbase spanning 2,650 mm. That provides it a footprint much like the Creta and HR-V we now have right here, though the Honda mannequin beats each on the subject of wheelbase by 40 mm. Different key figures embrace a floor clearance of 220 mm and 458 litres of boot house.
As for the design, the muscular Elevate sports activities a big entrance grille that’s flanked by comparatively small headlamps which can be accompanied by a outstanding chrome bar. The CR-V-like face additionally options fog lamps on the corners of the bumper and a fake skid plate close to the decrease consumption. Shifting to the rear, we discover L-shaped taillights which can be paying homage to what you’ll discover on the WR-V, albeit with trim connecting the clusters, whereas the decrease apron will get silver and black trim.
Inside, the SUV sports activities a big 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system that helps wi-fi Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. That is set on high of the central air vents and local weather controls, whereas beside it’s a seven-inch instrument cluster show. Elsewhere, the centre console has fairly just a few storage areas, together with two cupholders and a small cubby that sandwiches the gear lever, with extra space discovered beneath the armrest.
Accessible gear embrace Honda Join telematics with smartwatch assist, 17-inch wheels, a sunroof, a reverse digicam, LaneWatch, Automobile Stability Help, Hill Begin Help, and the Honda Sensing suite, which consists of Collision Mitigation Braking System, Lane Retaining Help System, Auto Excessive Beam, Street Departure Mitigation System, Adaptive Cruise Management and Lead Automotive Departure Notification.
Below the bonnet, the Elevate is powered by a 1.5 litre naturally-aspirated four-cylinder engine making 121 PS (119 hp or 89 kW) at 6,600 rpm and 145 Nm of torque at 4,300 rpm. The gasohol-compliant DOHC i-VTEC mill, which can be discovered within the Metropolis, meets India’s Bharat Stage 6 emission rules and is paired with both a CVT or six-speed handbook transmission to drive the entrance wheels.
A hybrid powertrain may also be provided later that makes use of the identical system discovered within the Metropolis Hybrid. This incorporates a 1.5 litre Atkinson-cycle four-cylinder, two electrical motors and an digital steady variable transmission (e-CVT) to offer a complete system output of 126 PS (124 hp or 93 kW) and 253 Nm.