Honda recently unveiled its mid-size SUV for the Indian market, the Elevate. It boasts of the largest boot space of 458 litre in the segment
The Honda Elevate was recently revealed in the Indian market. The launch of the brand’s debutant offering for the mid-size SUV segment is scheduled for the festive season this year, while the bookings are set to begin from next month i.e. July 2023.
As the segment which Elevate is aiming for is highly competitive, the SUV has a lot going for it, like the boot space which is the largest in the segment at 458 litre. The practical usage of such a huge boot in real-life conditions is a debatable topic, it is definitely an added plus when we are looking to buy a new vehicle, especially an SUV.
Now, taking a quick look at the table reveals that the Honda Elevate outruns its competitors in the boot space department by a respectable margin. It is followed by the MG Astor and the Korean siblings, the Hyundai Creta and Kia Seltos. In addition to this, the SUV also sports the highest ground clearance of 220 mm in this segment.
Honda Elevate Boot Space: Is It Practical?
|Honda Elevate||485 litre|
|Hyundai Creta||433 litre|
|Kia Seltos||433 litre|
|MG Astor||448 litre|
|Grand Vitara||373 litre / 265 litre (Hybrid)|
|Urban Cruiser Hyryder||373 litre / 265 litre (Hybrid)|
|Skoda Kushaq||385 litre|
|Volkswagen Taigun||385 litre|
In the official images available on the company’s website, the massive 458 litres of boot space is clearly visible, housing two full-size luggage bags along with two medium size bags and a basketball. The boot floor is completely flat, housing the spare wheel and tool set compartment underneath.
However, there are two prominent humps on both sides, which can hinder the overall luggage-carrying capacity of the Elevate SUV. In addition to this, the loading lip is decent in terms of size. The exact practicality of this 458-litre boot space of the Honda’s latest car can only be known once we get to drive and experience it in real life.
In terms of dimensions, the mid-size SUV measures 4,312 mm long, 1,790 mm wide and 1,650 mm high with a wheelbase of 2,650 mm. Under the hood, the familiar 1.5-litre i-VTEC petrol engine will power the Elevate, putting out 121 bhp and 145 Nm of peak torque. The engine is mated to a 6-speed manual and a CVT automatic gearbox.