India-bound Honda Elevate mid-size SUV to break cover on June 6

Honda plans to build 8,000 units of the Elevate SUV per month. A strong-hybrid version could be introduced at a later date.

Honda is all set to enter the mid-size SUV space with an all-new model that will compete with the likes of the Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos, Volkswagen Taigun and Skoda Kushaq. If the latest reports are true, then it might debut on June 6, 2023.

Reports suggest that Honda's new mid-size SUV (codenamed: 3US) will make its global debut in Delhi next month. It could be called the Honda Elevate.

Honda’s new SUV will share its underpinnings with the 5th-gen City. In terms of design, the car is likely to borrow cues from Honda’s other global models. Spy images suggest that the car will have a decent road presence and will feature an upright front fascia with LED daytime running on either side, flared wheel arches and a set of roof rails. It is expected to measure anywhere between 4.2-4.3 meters in length. Inside, the SUV will reportedly come equipped with a 10.2-inch touchscreen infotainment system, among other features.

The mid-size SUV will be powered by the 1.5-litre petrol engine from the City, albeit in a higher state of tune. A strong-hybrid version is likely to arrive later, but it won't get a diesel engine option. Transmission options will include a 6-speed manual and CVT.

Source: Autocar India

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