Published on June 6th, 2023 | by Sounder Rajen0
Honda Elevate Makes Global Debut With Bookings To Open In July
With the WR-V confirmed for Malaysia, will we see the Honda Elevate next?
Honda Malaysia announced that while it would be removing the compact 7-seater BR-V from its lineup of vehicles in the country, it will be replacing it with the Honda WR-V crossover. The WR-V is wildly popular in India and the country also saw another vehicle release from Honda recently. Will we see that model here too?
Honda Cars India has unveiled the highly-anticipated Honda Elevate, an all-new mid-size SUV. This vehicle will be launched first in India and then in other global markets soon after and bookings for the Honda Elevate will commence officially in July.
Moreover, the Honda Elevate is expected to be priced in India somewhere in the range of Rs10.50 lakh to Rs20 lakh (about RM58,560 to RM111,542). In India, the Honda Elevate will compete against the Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos, Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara, Skoda Kushaq, Volkswagen Taigun and MG Astor.
The Honda Elevate is also the first of the five SUVs which Honda has planned to launch in India by 2030. A battery electric vehicle (BEV) based on the Elevate will also be introduced in India within the next three years as well. Will Honda Malaysia adopt a similar strategy or will the Malaysian lineup remain mostly unchanged?
On top of that, the Honda Elevate also boasts Honda’s signature grille and LED headlights, 17-inch alloy wheels, LED taillights and an electric sunroof. The SUV is 4,312mm in length, 1,790mm in width and 1,650mm in height and features a 2,650mm wheelbase as well as an impressive 2,20mm of ground clearance.
Honda has filled the Elevate to the brim with class-leading features like a 7-inch HD coloured TFT multi-information driver display packed with vital information as well as a 10.25-inch IPS HD resolution LCD touchscreen infotainment system equipped with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto for greater convenience.
What’s more, the Honda Elevate also features automatic climate control and most importantly, the brand’s full suite of Honda Sensing Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS) features for more peace of mind when driving and it is also practical with a large 458-litres of trunk space.
The Honda Elevate is powered by a 1.5-litre i-VTEC DOHC petrol engine, which makes 121PS of power and 145Nm of torque paired to either a 6-speed manual or a 7-speed CVT automatic transmission. While Honda has yet to reveal mileage figures, we can assume they will be very impressive given the brand’s track record.
So what do you guys think of the Honda Elevate? Would you like to see it introduced here in Malaysia next?