On the 8th of September 2023, Honda Cars India Limited, renowned for manufacturing premium automobiles, made a significant announcement. They proudly introduced their latest global SUV, the Honda Elevate, to the Indian market. This remarkable vehicle comes with an introductory starting price ranging from INR 10,99,900 to INR 15,99,900 (ex-showroom, Chandigarh) for the top-of-the-line variant. The exciting news for SUV enthusiasts is that deliveries have already commenced at dealerships nationwide.
The Elevate Unveiled
Urban Freestyler: A New Concept
The Honda Elevate, conceived under the grand notion of ‘Urban Freestyler,’ is poised to captivate a diverse group of customers. It caters to individuals with active lifestyles and a global perspective. Crafted by the Honda R&D Asia Pacific center located in Thailand, this all-new SUV is designed to meet the aspirations of younger customers seeking status, comfort, and an adventurous lifestyle.
Dimensions and Versatility
With dimensions measuring 4312mm in length, 1790mm in width, 1650mm in height, a 2650mm wheelbase, and a class-leading ground clearance, the Elevate effortlessly combines style with practicality.
A Word from the CEO
Mr. Takuya Tsumura, President & CEO of Honda Cars India Ltd., expressed his excitement about the launch of the Honda Elevate in Punjab. He highlighted Punjab’s importance as a key market for Honda Cars in India and emphasized that the development of the Elevate was guided by extensive research and valuable customer feedback. The result is a boldly stylish SUV that prioritizes a comfortable in-cabin experience, exceptional driving dynamics, and safety.
He further added, “With the Honda Elevate, we make a foray into one of the most exciting auto segments in India. The tremendous anticipation surrounding this product underscores the trust our customers have in our offerings. Honda Elevate holds the potential to become a key pillar of Honda’s business in India, offering remarkable value to our evolving customers.”
Power and Efficiency
Under the hood, the Elevate is equipped with a 1.5L i-VTEC DOHC petrol engine, generating 89 kW (121 PS) power and 145 Nm torque. This power is harnessed through either a 6-speed Manual Transmission or a 7-speed Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT). These transmission options ensure a smooth and enjoyable driving experience while offering impressive fuel efficiency of 15.31 kmpl* and 16.92 kmpl*, respectively. The Elevate also boasts compatibility with E20 material (up to 20% Ethanol Blended Petrol).
Exterior and Interior
The Honda Elevate’s design is characterized by a bold and masculine exterior. It features a striking front fascia, sharp character lines, and a distinctive rear layout that commands a formidable road presence. Inside, the design follows the theme of “Progressive and Protective,” offering an impressively roomy interior with ample headroom, knee room, legroom, and a class-leading cargo area.
The Elevate comes loaded with technology, including a 17.78cm (7-inch) high-definition full-color TFT meter cluster, a new floating-type 26.03cm (10.25-inch) In-Plane Switching (IPS) High-Definition (HD) resolution LCD touch-screen display audio, and Wireless Smartphone Charger.
Additionally, it features Honda Connect, offering a connected car experience that allows users to control the car remotely and stay up-to-date with important notifications. With the launch of Honda Elevate, Honda Connect introduces exciting new features such as a Personalized Dynamic Dashboard, Digitalized Service Pick-up & Drop Facility, additional reward points on Fuel Pay through HPCL network, and integration of accessories like TPMS (Tyre Pressure Monitoring System) and DVR (Drive View Recorder). With this update, Honda Connect now offers 37 highly useful features and comes with an industry-best 5-year free subscription package.
Variety of Colors and Safety Features
The Elevate offers an impressive array of color options in both single-tone and dual-tone to cater to diverse preferences. These options include Phoenix Orange Pearl (New Color), Obsidian Blue Pearl, Radiant Red Metallic, Platinum White Pearl, Golden Brown Metallic, Lunar Silver Metallic, and Meteoroid Gray Metallic.
In terms of safety, the Elevate is equipped with a comprehensive range of active and passive safety technologies, including the Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS) of Honda SENSING. This commitment to safety extends to features like ACE™ Body Structure, 6 Airbags, LaneWatch™ Camera, Vehicle Stability Assist, Hill Start Assist, Emergency Stop Signal, Multi-Angle Rear-view Camera, Rear Parking Sensors, and ISOFIX-compatible Rear Side Seats with Lower Anchorages & Top Tether.
Customization and Accessories
The Elevate offers a wide range of accessories, including Ventilated Seat Top Cover with Massager, DVR & TPMS linked to H-Connect. Additionally, two exciting packages are available: the Signature Package, which enhances the exterior appearance with spoilers and chrome garnishes, and the Armor Package, which provides protection and enhances the rugged look.
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Warranty and Conclusion
The Honda Elevate comes with three years of unlimited kilometers warranty as a standard benefit to customers. Additionally, customers can opt for extended warranties up to 5 years, anytime warranties up to 10 years, and Roadside Assistance from the date of car purchase.
In conclusion, the Honda Elevate is more than just an SUV; it’s a statement of style, technology, and safety. With its powerful performance, spacious interior, and advanced features, it’s poised to elevate your driving experience to new heights.
Q: What is the starting price of the Honda Elevate in Chandigarh? A: The Honda Elevate is available at an introductory starting price of INR 10,99,900 (ex-showroom, Chandigarh).
Q: What are the color options available for the Elevate? A: The Elevate comes in a variety of colors, including Phoenix Orange Pearl, Obsidian Blue Pearl, Radiant Red Metallic, and more.
Q: Is the Honda Elevate equipped with safety features? A: Yes, the Elevate is equipped with a range of safety features, including airbags, lane-keeping assist, and a rear-view camera.
Q: Can I customize my Elevate with additional accessories? A: Yes, customers have the option to choose from a range of accessories and customization packages for their Elevate.
Q: What is the warranty offered with the Honda Elevate? A: The Elevate comes with a standard three-year unlimited kilometers warranty, with options for extended warranties and roadside assistance.