Honda Elevate (Creta Rival) To Launch In India In August

2023 Honda CR-V (Representational)

Honda Elevate will be powered by a 1.5L NA four-cylinder VTEC petrol engine producing 121 PS maximum power and 145 Nm of peak torque

Honda Cars India will lift the cloaks off the long-awaited Elevate midsize SUV on June 6, 2023. It is expected to have its prices announced in India around August and the customer deliveries will likely begin in the same month. The five-seater will expand the brand’s domestic portfolio as Honda only sells the Amaze and City sedans currently.

In addition, it will sit in a highly competitive midsize SUV segment that has been well acclaimed and is responsible for recording high volumes every month. Thus, Honda will target a large chunk of the market share in the segment and it will likely carry a starting price of around Rs. 11 lakh. The top-end variants could cost around Rs. 18.5 lakh (ex-showroom prices).

The SUV will be underpinned by the same platform as the fifth-generation City and is heavily localised. It should enable good dynamic abilities and the overall length will be around 4.3 metres. Honda is known for clever packaging and maximising its interior space and we can expect similar attributes in the Elevate as well.

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The teaser campaign for the Honda Elevate has already begun. It will take on Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos, Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara, Toyota Urban Cruiser Hyryder, MG Astor and the like. The exterior takes plenty of inspiration from the global CR-V and the WR-V. The upright front fascia boasts a prominent grille, sleek headlamps and LED DRLs, a muscular bonnet and so on.

The Honda Elevate will likely come with an upmarket interior featuring a 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system, automatic climate control, cruise control, steering wheel with mounted controls, a large TFT MID, a digital console, connected car tech, single-pane sunroof, six airbags, ventilated front seats, adjustable headrests, etc.

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It is yet unknown whether ADAS tech will be available or not. Under the bonnet, a 1.5L NA four-cylinder VTEC petrol engine will be utilised and it will develop a maximum power output of 121 PS and 145 Nm of peak torque. It will be paired with a six-speed manual transmission or a CVT. The 1.5L strong hybrid petrol engine will join the lineup later.