Honda Elevate makes debut in Japan with new personality

Honda offers the Raise in Japan in three trim levels-X, Z and Z+ with five variety choices to browse. Honda.

Honda offers the Raise in Japan in three trim levels-X, Z and Z+ with five variety choices to browse.


Honda reappeared the Indian SUV market after quite a while prior in September this year with the Elevate. Presently, the carmaker has brought the SUV to its back home market, nonetheless, there’s a little catch. In Japan, it has embraced the name ‘WR-V’. Also, before one gets confounded, no it has no association with the previous India-spec WR-V.

For reference, the India-spec WR-V was a subcompact hybrid in light of a similar stage as Jazz which got stopped toward the beginning of this current year. Then again, the Lift depends on the fifth-gen Honda City stage. Nonetheless, Honda hasn’t yet affirmed if the Japan-spec WR-V (or Raise) has been fabricated in India or not.

Honda Elevate in Japan: What’s unique?
Other than the WR-V nameplate, there are minor contrasts between the Japan-spec and the India-spec Elevate. First of all, the previous gets an all-dark lodge inside rather than the double tone earthy colored insides in India. Additionally the hardware on offer in the WR-V is not quite the same as the one presented in the India-spec Lift.

It gets a marginally bigger infotainment framework with actual controls on its edges rather than the 10.25-inch unit accessible here. All things considered, the Japanese Hoist likewise passes up several highlights like single-sheet sunroof and a remote telephone charger. With regards to somewhere safe and secure, LaneWatch camera, switching camera, and different ADAS highlights including forward impact advance notice and versatile journey control.

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Honda Elevate in Japan: What’s comparable?
Notwithstanding the characteristics referenced above, all the other things accessible in the India-spec Lift has been continued to the Japan-spec WR-V. It gets a similar 1.5-liter I-Vtec normally suctioned petroleum motor that puts out 119 bhp and 145 Nm of pinnacle force. Albeit formally not declared, yet this engine is probably going to get similar transmission choices as Lift a 6-speed manual or a CVT programmed.


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