Never the late they say! Honda took its own sweet time to enter the C-SUV segment which is actually a hot market in India. The brand introduced the Elevate and seems to be attracted by a whole lot of buyers. So much so that the waiting period has extended to almost half a year. But what has caused the popularity of Honda Elevate? Let’s find out.
Honda Elevate – Waiting period
According to reports, the Honda Elevate has a waiting period of close to 6 months, yes that’s right! And it is pretty good considering the competition the SUV has to go through. However, such a long waiting period is on the top-spec trims of the Elevate. The VX, which is the second top variant and the ZX, which is the top most variant of the Elevate, has a waiting period of 6 months. Also, almost 65% of the bookings are said to be for CVT variants. Whereas buyers who are interested in low or mid variants could probably receive their cars sooner.
Variants & Pricing
Honda Elevate is available in four variants- SV, V, VX, and ZX. Also, except the base SV variant, all the other variants are available with an option for CVT transmission.
Refer the table below for exact pricing-
Reason for Elevate’s popularity
The key reason for such a demand is pricing and the features the car offers at the price point. Also, Honda Elevate ZX is the most affordable compact SUV to come equipped with ADAS. The other reason which could have helped Elevate its popularity is Honda’s reliability and brand value. However, the Elevate will compete against some of the strong competitors like Hyundai Creta and Kia Seltos.
Honda Elevate at a glimpse
Honda Elevate comes with a typical boxy design of an SUV and the overall design language is pretty similar to other global Honda SUVs. Upfront we have a massive upright grille with a thick chrome bar on the top. It gets sharp-looking LED headlamps and LED fog lamps. On the side it comes equipped with 17-inch alloy wheels and L-shaped LED tail lamps at the rear.
The SUV, as we said, comes loaded with features. Leatherette upholstery, 10.25 touchscreen system, LED projector headlamps (offered from base SV variant), 8-speaker surround sound system, electric sunroof, and ADAS are some of the features offered in the Elevate.
Powering Elevate is the sole 1.5-litre naturally aspirated petrol engine. It is the same unit shared with the Honda City and is known for its refinement and high revving nature. The unit is capable of producing 119bhp and 145Nm of peak torque and comes paired to a 6-speed manual and CVT transmissions. Honda claims that the engine can return a fuel efficiency of up to 15.31kmpl for manual and 16.92kmpl for CVT variant.
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