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Old 8th February 2024, 20:12   #1561
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Greetings All,

I have come across some instances where the Android Auto wireless connection in my car disconnects abruptly. This happens infrequently - may be 1 out of 10 times I use it. However, when it does happen, there seems to be no way to reconnect Android Auto unless I turn off and restart the car engine. Restarting the infotainment does not help.

I wanted to check if other Honda owners have faced this issue with wireless Android Auto and if you have found any solutions or workarounds for it.
I always use Android auto wireless only, never tried with wire.

Never faced the issue like abrupt disconnection while the car is running.

The issue for me is more like it's unable to connect sometimes during the frequent switching between the engine off (accessory mode) at traffic signals and engine on.

The work arounds for my issue are:

1. if I stop and start the engine at the next signal, it would connect.

OR

2. Even though the car is not connected to the mobile, the mobile's bluetooth shows as it's connected to Honda HFT.

So, not just disconnect the Honda HFT in the mobile bluetooth, but turn off the mobile bluetooth also and turn on the mobile bluetooth. It would connect after few seconds while the car is running.
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HI guys,
I got the first service done sometime ago and this is what I realised in the invoice.
Firstly, it shows service start date as 29th Sept '23 whereas my purchase / Invoice date is 11th Dec '23.
Secondly, upon receiving the car from service, I got several messages from Honda wherein someone else's name was mentioned for feedback.

Kindly suggest what to do, and what could possibly be the reason behind this.
I got a 15km run vehicle with a perfect PDI and looks & drives perfect too.
Service invoice is attached. Purchase date was 11th Dec, 1st service date was 28th December.

Attachment 2570316
A suggestion- mask your registration /Chassis no. Lots of bad folks out there!
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Re: Honda Elevate Review

Hey folks now that Elevate has crossed 20K sales, I am sure we have a good chunk of fellow BHPians who own Elevates.

Can you share your own views on the pros and cons of Elevate and also compare with Creta, Seltos
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Re: Honda Elevate Review

Any chance of India getting the hybrid version of the Elevate anytime? It has some major advantages and will be the perfect midsize SUV in my view.
  • More power and Torque, the 1.5 NA in itself seems inadequate to power this significantly taller and larger vehicle as compared to the City
  • Better pick up and acceleration - living up to expectations from SUVs in this segment
  • Hugely improved fuel economy as compared to any other vehicle in class even possibly exceeding Hyryder/ Grand Vitara. I consider the latter twins underpowered.
  • Higher floor due to battery may not be such a bother in the Elevate as it is a tall SUV ( It was major.minus for the City as boot space and rear seat comfort were both compromised as compared to the ICE only City)
  • Potential Hybrid tax benefits if the GST rates get revised due to Maruti's lobbying.
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Any chance of India getting the hybrid version of the Elevate anytime? It has some major advantages and will be the perfect midsize SUV in my view.
During launch of the Elevate, Honda had announced that they will be directly coming up with an Elevate EV 3 years down the line.

Since their hybrid engine is fully imported, its very expensive. Although, they should have used whatever quota they get for hybrid in Elevate instead of City. That would have elevated the Elevate to next level
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Old 11th February 2024, 16:07   #1566
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Any chance of India getting the hybrid version of the Elevate anytime?
unlikely unless the government is giving better benefits for hybrids. Only because then the Koreans will bring hybrids and destroy Elevate's sales. Even in that scenario I would expect a delayed launch.

Anyway, Honda has EV plans for the Elevate to launch in 2025. Having ridden the Elevate for 5k kms the EV with similar dynamics should be good unless they underpower/underrange it.
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The Elevate EV would be a fantastic package. For a change Honda might not be laggards in bringing a contemporary product to market.
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Ventilated seat with massager is on the Honda Elevate accessory list for 6K or something. Although it says "Ventilated seat with massager cover", some media reported that ventilated seats are availaible as an accessory. I think best is to confirm from dealer.

The pertinent question is whether you would trade off Honda for Tata for 360 camera and ventilated seat? I guess this is a personal choice you need to make.

PS: Mere reason that a women is going to drive this car, my vote is for Honda. Not only that we look good driving Honda , it is very reliable too!!
Finally decided we would be going for the Taigun GT+ DSG, will be used primarily by my better half & I can have fun too with the combo in 20% where I use it. Gets ventilated + electric front seats, sun-woofer with amplifier on the MY’24 version.

Felt the Elevate CVT lacking in power after driving a 150hp 2.0L NA Elantra TC with butter smooth performance (except when I floor it sometimes). Elevate interiors are plusher than the Taigun with more space; but the sunroof cover quality is PATHETIC on the Honda. Motorbeam review shows it closed on sharp braking.

Used a friend’s Slavia 1.0 AT for a few days, not lacking in power but felt it to be jerky and not as refined as a 4-cylinder. And the infotainment system is so buggy

IMHO, spending 21L for a 1.0L 3-cylinder engine felt non-VFM & the 1.5L 4-cylinder with DSG at 23L felt relatively more VFM. Will be getting the 6-year extended warranty.

Now only it had a 360 cam & a few ADAS features (emergency stop warning and /or assist, blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert)
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Felt the Elevate CVT lacking in power after driving a 150hp 2.0L NA Elantra TC with butter smooth performance (except when I floor it sometimes). Elevate interiors are plusher than the Taigun with more space; but the sunroof cover quality is PATHETIC on the Honda. Motorbeam review shows it closed on sharp braking.

Now only it had a 360 cam & a few ADAS features (emergency stop warning and /or assist, blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert)
You do realise you're comparing a 150 BHP engine with a 120 BHP engine ? CVT Transmissions are anyways meant for a gradual pick up and comfort over outright performance. I take what these reviewers say with a pinch of salt as most of the cars they drive are rough used and abused. Elevate is not for a performance looking person but for a comfort family easy which just works everytime.

Emergency stop warning etc are not ADAS features. ADAS is radar or camera guided which allows the car to auto brake or cruise on its own maintaining distance and speed amongst a few other things.

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Old 12th February 2024, 08:13   #1570
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Yes, the1.5L 120bhp iVTEC engine and the 2.0L 150bhp Nu engine are different. However I was driving a 1.5L MT City before the Elantra and the MT was far better for aggressive driving & quick overtakes compared to the CVT.

What I am saying is that we have that added power in the other cars and not in the CVT mated Elevate for some quick overtakes in the city and highway where the rate of acceleration matter.

Elevate is also NCAP untested, thought there are good possibilities to get a 5* rating in the BNCAP / GNCAP it is based on the city platform which scored a 5* ASEAN NCAP rating & Honda execs are also confident of a good safety rating. Why they’re delaying sending the car earlier still perturbs me though.

Emergency crash warning (Forward Collision warning to be exact) is also part of the ADAS suite as it requires radar and/or camera based ADAS - if we have the Emergency stop braking activated then the car brakes itself, some people just prefer to have a warning - some cars warn before automatically braking at the set threshold point to avoid a frontal crash. It depends on the manufacturers level of customization actually.
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Hello everyone,

I conducted the PDI of Elevate on Sunday. Took along external mechanic with me. He noticed an anomaly. With the engine on , if the oil dip stick is removed there were puffs of air and droplets of oil sputtering out. According to the mechanic this is not normal behavior of the engine and he thinks there is some issue with the crank or the pressure valve. His words were 'engine back marr raha hai'. On bringing it to the notice of the SA in charge, he took us to the in house engineer and both were very confident that this is not abnormal , rather regular behavior of the engine. The engineer explained that the new / modern engines now-a-days are always with +ve pressure and if you open the dip stick or the oil cap it will sputter out oil. We also checked another elevate (test ride vehicle) and the same behavior was noticed.

I still wanted to take help from this forum and understand if the behavior is usual or abnormal. If anyone could be kind enough to test it on their Elevate and share the result it would be greatly helpful !! I am attaching the video of the behavior - if you look closely droplets of oil flying up in the air will be visible - is that normal ?

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2. Mats: by GFX. I find these best & ea sy to clean. I am not a fan of 7d’s, floor looks a lot more busy. Ordered these through an auto dealer in Bareilly for around 3500/-. Perfect fit & finish.

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What are these mats called? Do you have links where I can buy them?

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1. I find the wind & tyre noise while travelling on a highway to be very irritating & uncomfortable. I dont have much issues with sound creeping in the cabin in heavy traffic situations, I honestly find it manageable. But high speed travel above 80 is seriously uncomfortable. I believe I havnt heard such loud wind noise in any of the many cars I have driven in the past years. Can we share any ideas on how to decrease this wind noise, or make insulation better? I am unsure about the tyre noise honestly but definitely its the wind noise. Can we take any measures/additions to decrease wind noise even a little bit?

2. Regarding the driving seat posture, I find it a little wierd. I’m still unable to find a perfect sitting position for myself. I get slight discomfort in my lower back after an hour of continuous driving. I m 5-11 and never felt such in my previous gen Dzire.
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Hey Akki nice post - I drive City ZX Hybrid
1- for tyre noise I upsized within 2% margin to Conti UC6 tyres and they changed the driver experience and cut noise. Here there’s a complete thread on tyres, and you can get some valuable inputs from there- damping honestly did not form part of my bucket list so I have no inputs on same, but reviews repeatedly confirm it’s a great option.

2- regarding seat system of city I have similar issue to yours, drove a Ford Aspire before the City and faced similar back trouble for initial 7-10 days. Got a backrest and neck rest from Amazon and it surely helped in upgrading the driving comfort & you may try the same

Keep posting

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Adaptive cruise control: This is the most hated feature by me. The systems braking and acceleration is very aggressive. I have set 100 as my required speed, and if it detects a bike/ scooter in the side of the road, it brakes and reduce the speed quite early without even letting me drive pass safely.
regarding ACC, what I ended up doing now a days is to upshift using paddle as soon it's about to accelerate. That way its much smoother with average not taking a hit.

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I am getting beeps whenever i open driver side door until i close it. Do any of you know, waht could it mean?
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