Car News Desk – Hyundai Creta (Hyundai Creta) has been dominating the mid-size SUV segment since its arrival in the Indian market. At present, this SUV is facing tough competition from cars like Maruti Grand Vitara, Kia Seltos, Toyota Haider, Skoda Kushaq and Volkswagen Taigun. But soon the challenges of Creta are going to increase. Because two new models will be launched in this segment in the coming months – Honda Elevate (Honda Elevate) and Citroen C3 Aircross (Citroen C3 Aircross). While the Elevate SUV will make its global debut on June 6 and is expected to be launched in the market by August, the C3 Aircross will go on sale during the festive season of 2023. Know the details of these two upcoming SUVs.
Honda’s upcoming mid-size SUV Elevate (Elevate) has been designed on the platform of Honda City. The Honda Elevate will compete with the Hyundai Creta. Recently, the carmaker revealed it while partially confirming some of its design features including the sunroof. The Honda Elevate will measure around 4.3 meters in length and could be offered with a 1.5-litre naturally aspirated petrol engine. The petrol unit generates peak power of 121 bhp and torque of 145 Nm.
Honda Elevate SUV
The SUV is likely to be introduced with the hybrid powertrain of the City at a later stage. As per the report, the price of the Honda Elevate SUV is expected to go up to around Rs 11 lakh for the entry-level variant and up to Rs 17 lakh for the top-end variant.
Citroën C3 Aircross
The French automaker claims that the Citroen C3 Aircross has 90 percent localisation, so it is expected to be priced quite competitively. The SUV uses the brand’s CMP modular platform. The SUV shares most of its design elements, features and powertrain with the C3 hatchback. The C3 Aircross gets a 1.2-litre turbocharged petrol engine which is mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox. This engine-gearbox combination produces 110 Bhp of maximum power and 190 Nm of torque. Reports suggest that the carmaker will bring the electric version at a later stage. According to the report, the price of C3 Aicross SUV is likely to start from Rs 9 lakh and go up to Rs 15 lakh.