Honda's 'Elevate' Mid-Size SUV Makes Its World PremiereHonda's 'Elevate' Mid-Size SUV Makes Its World Premiere

The Honda Elevate will be produced and sold in India initially. Honda plans to introduce its first battery-electric vehicle (BEV) in India in the next three years, based on this SUV.

Honda, a Japanese automaker, debuted the world’s newest five-seat SUV, the “Elevate,” in India. This year’s holidays will mark the SUV’s debut, and India will be the first nation to produce and market the All New Elevate internationally.

India intends to play a significant role as an export hub for the new Elevate model, addressing the strong demand for SUVs worldwide even as the model’s initial launch is concentrated on the local market.

Elevate is designed to appeal to customers with global mindsets and active lifestyles, based on the grand concept of the “Urban Freestyler.”

A powerful road presence is achieved by the Elevate’s bold and masculine exterior, which includes a striking front face, sharp character lines, and a distinctive rear design. It is a mid-size SUV. The iconic Honda grille is displayed in the front fascia, framed by svelte LED headlights. Its sporty nature is highlighted in the side profile, and the rear is equipped with an LED tailgate design and LED headlights.

Honda Elevate Exterior Style

Honda Elevate Exterior Style

A bold stance is reflected in the Elevate’s distinctive front design, which also features slim and pointed headlights. The cabin feels safe and secure thanks to the High Gravity Horizontal Belt Line. The model stands out from the crowd and reflects the qualities of contemporary SUVs thanks to its simple side layout.

The model’s two-tone finish diamond-cut R17 Alloy Wheels and dual LED taillights give it a unique, contemporary, and sporty look.

The car is slightly taller and wider than its competitors, measuring 4312 mm in length, 1790 mm in width, and 1650 mm in height. The SUV has a 220 mm ground clearance and a 2650 mm wheelbase. The vehicle can turn with a 5.2-meter radius.

Honda Elevate Interior Style

Even with the SUV’s strong personality, the interior’s color, material, and finish coordination contrast elegantly with black to create a feeling of coziness and comfort. A 458-liter cargo capacity is available in the Honda Elevate.

Honda Elevate Interior Style

Utilizing a 17.78 cm (7-inch) high-definition full-color TFT multi-information display, Elevate shows information on fuel consumption, trip meters, outside temperature, G-Meter, and a clock on a large display screen. The meter is illuminated with white light. The driver can also personalize various functions, including door, Honda Sensing, lighting, keyless entry, and meter configuration.

High contrast and visibility are provided by the new floating type 26.03 cm (10.25 inch) In-Plane Switching (IPS) High-Definition (HD) resolution LCD touch-screen display audio with Optical Clear Adhesive (OCA) that comes installed on the Elevate.

With features like Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Weblink, Bluetooth, and USB, the SUV can be equipped with wireless smartphones. Aside from these readily available sub-screen features, there are also clock, calendar, compass, customizable picture, shortcuts to frequently used infotainment settings, ASVM (Assistant Side View Monitor) and ARVM (Assistant Rear View Monitor), and other functions.

Honda Elevate Engine

Honda Elevate Engine

Elevate has a 1.5L i-VTEC DOHC petrol engine with VTC that produces maximum torque of 145 Nm and 89 kW (121 PS) of power between 4300 and 6600 RPM. Advanced 6-speed manual and 7-speed CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission) have been mated to it.

Security & Safety

Advanced safety features found in the All New Elevate include a six airbag system, ABS with EBD and brake assist, Honda Lane Watch camera, vehicle stability assist with agile handling assist, hill start assist, pedestrian protection, multi-angle rear camera, emergency stop signal, ISOFIX compatible rear side seats with lower anchorages and top tether, and an immobilizer with anti-theft alarm.

Honda Elevate Safety

It is equipped with Honda’s well-known Advanced Compatibility Engineering (ACE) body structure, which improves collision mitigation and increases one’s own protection against other vehicles.

Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS) safety technology, specifically Honda Sensing, is a feature of the Elevate. Honda Sensing is known for its signature features, which include the Lead Car Departure Notification system, Auto High-Beam, Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS), Road Departure Mitigation (RDM), Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS), etc.

Upcoming Plans

By 2030, Honda intends to introduce five new premium SUVs to the Indian market, the first of which is the Elevate.

Honda Elevate Upcoming Plans

Thailand-based Honda R&D Asia Pacific Center is the source of all new Elevate development. Through comprehensive market surveys, the R&D team in India has focused on comprehending potential target customers, taking into account their three primary reasons for buying SUVs: a bold exterior design, a robust safety package that includes both active and passive safety, and general comfort.

“India being the world’s third largest automotive market is extremely important for Honda,” stated Toshio Kuwahara, President and CEO of Asian Honda Motor Co. and Head of Regional Unit (Asia & Oceania), Honda Motor Co., during the global unveiling. India’s yearly exports to various parts of the world are increasing steadily. India has emerged as one of Honda’s primary export hubs thanks to its high standards for quality, which enable it to deliver products that surpass the expectations of both domestic and international consumers.”

Additionally, the company wants to see a 100% global sales ratio of fuel cell and battery electric vehicles by 2040, including in India. Honda plans to introduce its first battery-electric vehicle (BEV) in India in the next three years, based on this SUV.

“We have a robust product strategy to strengthen our premium play in the market,” stated Takuya Tsumura, President and CEO of Honda Cars India. “Elevate is the first model among the 5 new SUVs that will be launched by Honda in India by 2030.”

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