SUVs have become a necessity, and Honda has finally recognized this with the introduction of the 2023 Elevate. While the official launch of the Honda Elevate is yet to happen in India, the SUV has been showcased by Honda and is now featured on their official website, providing a comprehensive look at its design both inside and out. Honda has been teasing the all-new Elevate SUV, with the latest teaser focusing on its bold exterior design.
The Honda Elevate boasts a muscular appearance, thanks to its upright stance that exudes strength. The front of the Elevate showcases a vertically-aligned grille with tapered edges, complemented by a chrome garnish extending to the upper edges of the headlamp housings. Sleek LED headlamps and fog lamps housed within triangular enclosures on the front bumper add to the sophisticated styling. A silver-colored faux skid plate enhances the SUV’s rugged appeal at the front. The Elevate’s side profile is equally commanding, featuring body cladding over the wheel arches and bottom of the door panels. The silver-colored roof rails, chrome-finished rearview mirrors, and 17-inch machined alloy wheels contribute to its overall stylish look.
At the rear, the Honda Elevate maintains its bold design with inverted L-shaped combination tail lamps that incorporate LED inserts stretching towards the gloss black garnish between them. The roof-mounted spoiler, rear wiper, washer, and defogger add functionality, while the black garnish over the rear bumper and silver-colored faux skid plate enhance the SUV’s rugged aesthetic.
Honda has also provided a glimpse of the Elevate’s interior, featuring dual-tone black and brown leather upholstery. The cabin boasts modern elements such as a 7-inch TFT screen in the instrument console, a 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system, automatic climate control, and a push start-stop button. To attract the new-age customers, the Honda Elevate comes equipped with features like a single-pane sunroof, wireless charger, Lanewatch camera, and Level-2 ADAS suite of safety features.
Petrol engine only
Under the hood, the Honda Elevate will be powered solely by a 1.5-liter four-cylinder naturally-aspirated petrol engine, mated to either a 6-speed manual or a CVT gearbox. The SUV is expected to hit the market in the upcoming weeks, just before the festive season begins. It will face stiff competition from other midsize SUVs like the Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos, Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara, Toyota Urban Cruiser Hyryder, Volkswagen Taigun, Skoda Kushaq, MG Astor, and the soon-to-be-launched Citroen C3 Aircross.