If there is any manufacturer that has quite a fan following of its own, then it definitely has to be Honda. Ever since it started its operations in India - it stirred up the growth on the back of Honda City. India, since then, has grown in its market dynamics. Today, it's an SUV era; every manufacturer has their share of the pie in the SUV market. Finally, Honda has jumped into the mid-size SUV segment with the all-new Elevate. The prices for the car start at Rs 11 lakhs for the base SV variant and go up to Rs 16 lakhs for the top-end ZX variant.
Honda Elevate gets four variants and two transmission options. Honda Elevate only gets a petrol engine option, which is a 1.5-litre, 4-cylinder, N-A engine that produces 121 hp of power and 145Nm of torque that either comes mated with a 6-speed manual or 7-step CVT automatic gearbox. The ARAI claimed fuel efficiency of the Elevate is 16.92 kmpl.
Compared to its rivals, Elevates' top-end spec is more affordable , whereas the German duo - Kushaq and Taigun has a comparatively higher price. Koreans( Creta and Seltos ) do get multiple engine and transmission options. The Grand Vitara and Toyota Urban Cruiser Hyryder also come with two engine options, including a hybrid powertrain.
The Elevate boasts the highest ground clearance and boot space in the segment. But the wheels seem a tad small for the size at 16 inches, all others in the segment have 17 inchers. The Suzuki-Toyota duo top the charts for length, while the Astor comes out to be the widest in the segment. The upcoming Citroen C3 Aircross also seems like a tough competitor on paper. The official launch for the C3 Aircross will reveal the prices for that, but we assume that it will be priced between INR 10-15 lakhs.
Given the festive season around the corner, Honda will boost its sales number with the launch of the new Elevate. The prices being offered are introductory and may be subject to increase at a later time.