Honda Elevate SUV to make global debut in India today:

Honda Cars India will take the covers off the Elevate SUV today, June 6, at an official event in Delhi.

The event will also be the platform where the Elevate SUV will be showcased to the entire world for the first time.

The Elevate SUV, Honda's first SUV for India since WR-V was discontinued earlier this year, is compact in size and will aim to grab its share in the growing SUV segment.

Honda's earlier SUVs in India, like the CR-V, BR-V or WR-V, had failed to be as popular as most of its rivals.

The Japanese carmaker will now pin hope on the Elevate for a turn in fortune as one of the last entrants in the battle of SUVs in India.

The all-new Honda Elevate is expected to share powertrains with the Honda City.

The popular midsize sedan gets a 1.5-litre VTEC DOHC petrol engine that churns out 121 PS of peak power and 145 Nm of maximum torque.

The Elevate SUV is expected to receive the hybrid powertrain at a later stage.