Honda Elevate SUV spotted in Japan: India launch on June 6

Japanese automaker Honda Cars is all set to launch the Elevate mid-size SUV in the Indian market on June 6, 2023. Ahead of its launch, the Honda Elevate has been spotted testing in Japan. As per the reports, select dealerships have also started accepting unofficial bookings of the upcoming SUV.
Spy shots reveal the fully-camouflaged test mule of the Honda Elevate undergoing testing in a foreign land. The teaser image suggests that the Elevate SUV will have an upright stance, LED headlamps with LED DRLs, sleeker-looking air dams, fog lamps, and faux skid plates. Further, the spy picture provides a glimpse of the side and rear profile that appears to be equipped with an integrated spoiler, wraparound tail lamps, a shark-fin antenna, and front door-mounted ORVMs.
As we confirmed in our recent report, the 2023 Honda Elevate will come equipped with LED headlamps and tail-lamps, a chrome-finished slat grille, dual-tone roof rails, an LED light bar running the length of the boot lid, and a single-pane electric sunroof. As far as the interior is concerned, the Honda Elevate will likely receive a freestanding touchscreen infotainment system, cruise control, automatic climate control, and a 360-degree camera.

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Honda Cars might offer the Elevate SUV with Level 2 ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance Systems) on the top-spec variants. Mechanically, the Honda Elevate is expected to be powered by a 1.5-litre i-VTEC four-cylinder engine, similar to the Honda City. The engine will likely produce a peak power of 117 hp and a max torque of 145 Nm.
Talking about the price, the Honda Elevate might be priced between Rs 10 lakh – Rs 18 lakh (ex-showroom). It will compete with the Hyundai Creta, Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara, Kia Seltos, and Volkswagen Taigun in the Indian market.