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Honda Elevate SUV: 5 pertinent observations by an S-cross & Jazz owner

The driving position is commanding and the steering feels good to hold however the leather quality is not as premium as the VW/Skoda group cars.

BHPian Suchu90 recently shared this with other enthusiasts.

Visited the showroom to checkout the Elevate, here are some observations from the POV of a Jazz(sold), S-cross and a vento owner.

  • The car looks proportionate from rear and sides. The front looks a little bit narrow-ish probably due to the large grill and tall front profile ?
  • The driving position is commanding and the steering feels good to hold however the leather quality is not as premium as the VW/Skoda group cars.
  • Rear Seat under thigh support is a little lacking, knee room is good, back rest angle and seat cushioning are good. My height for reference is 5'11".
  • The boot is large however the loading lip quite big, the seats have 60:40 split but they dont lay flat with the boot floor. My Scross is far more superior/practical in these aspects.
  • The tyres are 215/55 R17 iirc, the one i saw was the ZX manual version and it came shod with Bridgestone Turanza. I remember my Jazz had Michelin XM2s! The Bridgestone is definitely going to be better than Ceats and JKs. Well done honda
  • Some other miscellaneous points that i would like to add- The door levers are not metal/brushed metal hence felt cheap. The roof liner just behind the sunroof felt very thin, hollow-ish and had too much flex, couldn't check how it felt ahead of the sunroof. No rear sun blinds, no usb charging socket for rear passenger.

From my discussion with the sales advisor, car will be available for test drive from 1st of September and price reveal will be on the 6th of september. Rough estimate given by him for ZX variant is around 17L for manual and 19L for CVT, assuming it to be On Road price. Also heard him telling some other prospective buyer that allocation of CVTs to the dealerships is lesser than manual atleast for now.

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