Honda Elevate makes its global debut

he Elevate's 4,312mm length, 1,790mm width, 1,650mm height and 2,650mm wheelbase make it similar to the Creta in size.

10.25-inch touchscreen inftainment. In terms of features, the Elevate gets a single-pane sunroof only and, while three of its eight competitors get the same, the rest feature a panoramic sunroof.

7-inch semi-digital instrument cluster, lane-watch camera, wireless charging, wireless smartphone integration – Android Auto and Apple CarPlay – and a rear parking camera

ADAS suite in the Elevate, with features like a collision mitigation braking system, lane departure warning, adaptive cruise control, lane keep assist, road departure warning and automatic high beam assist.

Japanese firm's Global Small Car platform, which also underpins the Honda City sedan. 

Under the hood, the SUV gets the same 121hp, 145Nm, 1.5-litre, four-cylinder petrol engine as the City with power being sent to the front wheels via either a 6-speed manual or a CVT.

where it will rival the likes of the Hyundai CretaKia SeltosVolkswagen TaigunSkoda KushaqMaruti Suzuki Grand VitaraToyota Urban Cruiser Hyryder, MG Astor and the upcoming Citroen C3 Aircross.

Honda will be counting on the Elevate to give it a shot in the arm, but much will ride on the pricing given the stiff competition and all players having meaningful slices of the midsize SUV pie

India is the mother plant for the Elevate SUV and Honda has also confirmed that the SUV will be exported to multiple international markets.