The all new global SUV from Honda The Elevate

Honda Elevate

Honda Cars India Ltd. (HCIL), a leading automotive manufacturer of premium cars in India, unveiled the Honda ELEVATE. The all-new global SUV from Honda, at a Global Premiere event in India. This SUV is set to be launched during the festive season this year. However, the booking for the Elevate have commenced. Further, making India the first country to manufacture and sell the All New Honda Elevate worldwide. While the initial focus is on the domestic market, India also aims to become an important export hub for this new model. Additionally, catering to the strong global demand for SUVs.

The Elevate is built on the concept of “Urban Freestyler” and targets customers with active lifestyles and a global mindset. It combines cutting-edge aesthetics with functionality to create a visually stunning, versatile, comfortable, and adventurous SUV suitable for both city driving and off-road exploration.

With its bold and masculine exterior design, the Elevate is a mid-size SUV that exudes road presence. The fascia at front comprises Honda’s signature grille and sleek LED headlights. While the side profile showcases its sporty character. The rear of the vehicle boasts a distinctive tailgate design and LED taillights, completing its striking appearance.

Developed by Honda R&D Asia Pacific center located in Thailand. The All New Elevate is tailored to meet the needs and aspirations of younger customers who seek status, comfort, and an active lifestyle. Moreover, the Indian R&D team conducted extensive market surveys to understand the preferences of potential target customers. Additionally, identifying three main motivations for purchasing SUVs:

  • Stylish bold exterior design
  • Strong safety features,
  • Overall comfort for long-distance travel with spacious interiors.
EXTERIOR DESIGN – MASCULINE & CONFIDENT

The Elevate’s front design exudes a majestic stance with its bold profile and slim, sharp headlights, conveying a sense of confidence and masculinity. The High Gravity Horizontal Belt Line enhances the feeling of a protected and secure cabin. The clean layout on the sides of the model reflects the characteristics of modern SUVs, complemented by dual LED taillights and two-tone finish diamond-cut R17 alloy wheels, adding a distinct and sporty touch to the vehicle.

INTERIOR DESIGN – PROGRESSIVE AND PROTECTIVE

The interior design concept of the Elevate is “Progressive and Protective,” expressing an aspirational mindset, comfort, functionality, and a safer cabin. The color, material, and finish coordination create a beautiful contrast of luxurious brown and black, providing a clutter-free and comfortable ambiance despite the SUV’s strong character.

Key features of the interior include:

– Ample wheelbase and spacious headroom, knee room, and legroom, resulting in an overwhelmingly spacious cabin.
– Top-class cargo space of 458 liters.
– Elegant meter with superior feel and welcome graphic animation. The All New Elevate is equipped with a 7-inch high-definition full-color TFT multi-information display that presents information such as fuel consumption, trip meter, outside temperature, G-Meter, and a clock. The display lets customization of several operations, including meter setup, keyless access, doors, lighting setup, and Honda SENSING.
– The Elevate features a floating-type 10.25-inch In-Plane Switching (IPS) high-definition LCD touchscreen display audio with wireless Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Weblink, Bluetooth, and USB connectivity. Sub-screen functions provide easy access to features such as ASVM (Assistant Side View Monitor), ARVM (Assistant Rear View Monitor), clock, calendar, compass, customizable picture, and shortcuts to commonly used infotainment settings.
– With a ground clearance of 220mm, high nose and hood shape, and smooth connection between the hood and B-line. Moreover, the Elevate offers excellent front visibility, allowing the driver to easily see the road surface and objects ahead.

BODY & PLATFORM

The Elevate utilizes a higher tensile steel application ratio, resulting in a lightweight yet “smooth and connected” structure. This design delivers enhanced collision safety performance, improved stability, optimal body balance, and superior handling.

Key features of the body and platform include:

– Strong torsional and lateral rigidity of the rear structure for confident driving dynamics at high speeds.
– A new and extremely efficient body structure that rigidifies the C pillars and rear tailgate open area. Further, it enhances the rear rigidity and operation smoothness.
– Suspension setup with reduced friction for superior handling stability and ride comfort.

DYNAMIC CONCEPT

Further, aligned with the global direction of “Enjoy the Drive,”. The all-new Elevate delivers a comfortable and balanced performance adapted to various road environments and regional characteristics. Extensive testing on different terrains ensures that the vehicle meets customers’ expectations for an enjoyable driving experience. The core values of “Reliable Comfort” and “Drive as Intended” contribute to active maneuverability, agile operability, and a fun-to-drive experience.

With a eminent ground clearance of 220mm and a minimum turning radius of 5.2m. The ELEVATE caters safe and comfortable driving on a variety of Indian roads.

POWERTRAIN

At the heart of the Elevate is a superior 1.5L i-VTEC DOHC petrol engine with VTC. Further, delivering high fuel efficiency, low emissions, and spirited driving performance. Generates 89 kW (121PS) of power and 145 Nm of max torque between 4300 to 6600 RPM. Moreover, it is paired with either an advanced 6-speed manual transmission or a 7-speed continuously variable transmission (CVT). For smooth gear changes and a responsive driving experience. The powertrain is optimized to provide an enjoyable and eco-friendly driving experience.

SAFETY

The Honda Elevate integrates Honda’s global standard of safety, delivering a host of advanced active and passive safety features. Further, it include a 6-airbag system, ABS with EBD and Brake Assist. Additionally, the Vehicle Stability Assist with Agile Handling Assist, Hill Start Assist, Honda Lane Watch™ camera, light crash performance, pedestrian protection, multi-angle rear camera, ISOFIX compatible rear side seats with lower anchorages, Emergency Stop Signal & top tether, and an immobilizer with anti-theft alarm.

The vehicle also features Honda’s acclaimed Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) body structure. Which enhances self-protection and reduces damage to other vehicles in the event of a collision. Honda SENSING the innovative Advanced Driver Assistance System safety technology included in Elevate. Further, utilizing a high-performance front camera with a wide-angle, far-reaching detection system to scan the road ahead, alerts to minimize the risk of accidents and intervening to avoid or reduce the severity of collisions. Moreover, signature features of Honda SENSING comprise the Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS), Road Departure Mitigation (RDM), Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS), Lead Car Departure Notification system, and Auto High-Beam.

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