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Honda has unveiled the Elevate, its all-new mid-size SUV in India. Scheduled for launch during the festive season this year, India will be the first country to manufacture and sell the Elevate globally. While the initial introduction of Elevate is focused on the domestic market, India also aims to serve as an important export hub for the new model to other parts of the world.

Based on Honda’s latest design philosophy, it features an upright front fascia with a large rectangular grille, squared-off wheel arches and clean lines. The car has sleek LED headlamps up front and L-shaped LED tail lights and rides on dual-tone alloy wheels. The mid-size SUV also has a dual-tone interior, a 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system in the centre, a 3-spoke steering wheel, and a 7-inch digital instrument cluster.

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Powering the Elevate is a 1.5-litre, 4-cylinder petrol engine that makes 119 bhp at 6600 rpm and 14.78 kgm at 4300 rpm. The engine is mated with either a 6-speed manual or a CVT. The Elevate also comes equipped with the Honda Sensing ADAS suite, including safety features like a collision mitigation braking system, lane departure warning, adaptive cruise control, lane keep assist, road departure warning and automatic high beam assist.

Going by the spec sheet, the Honda Elevate measures 4312 mm in length, 1790 mm in width, 1650 mm in height and has a wheelbase of 2650 mm. The SUV offers a ground clearance of 220 mm and comes with a 458-litre boot. According to Honda, a pure-electric version of the Elevate is also in the works, with an expected debut timeline of three years.