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Honda launches new entry-level Elevate SUV in South Africa – Pricing

The new Honda Elevate officially goes on sale in South Africa tomorrow, 23 February 2024, taking its place as the new point of entry to the brand’s family of SUVs.

The Elevate is available in two specifications, which are split across two trim levels with a manual transmission for the base model and a CVT for the range-topper.

Prices for the SUV start at R369,900, making it R49,100 more expensive than the model it’s replacing, the WR-V.


Sitting on the same platform as the Ballade sedan, the Elevate is an all-new mid-size crossover that made its international debut in June 2023 and is manufactured by Honda Cars India.

It measures 4,312mm long, 1,790mm wide, and 1,650mm tall and has a generous boot size of 458 litres.

In South Africa, customers have two trim levels to choose from – Comfort and Elegance – both of which come with a wide range of features.

Starting with the entry-level Comfort, you can expect 16-inch steel wheels, LED headlights and taillights, daytime running lights, fabric seats, automatic air conditioning, keyless entry and start, rear parking sensors, a reverse camera, a multifunction steering wheel, four speakers, an 8.0-inch infotainment screen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and two front airbags.

Upgrading to the top-spec Elegance will then add 17-inch dual-tone alloy rims, LED fog lamps, automatic headlights, two additional speakers for a total of six, eco-friendly leather upholstery, an electric sunroof, a wireless phone charger, a 7.0-inch TFT driver’s display, and four more airbags consisting of two pairs of side and side-curtain airbags.

Buyers of either grade also have six different paint schemes to choose from, including three metallic options namely Lunar Silver, Meteoroid Grey, and Radiant Red, and three pearlescent options for Phoenix Orange, Obsidian Blue, and Platinum White.


Both versions of the compact family SUV are saddled with a 1.5-litre, naturally-aspirated petrol engine which delivers a total of 89kW and 145Nm to the front wheels.

The choice of gearbox is tied to the specification, as the Comfort is fitted with a six-speed manual while the Elegance makes use of a CVT.

The manual has an average fuel consumption of 6.5l/100km, while the CVT is able to bring this down to 5.9l/100km.


The South African pricing for the new Honda Elevate is as follows:

  • Honda Elevate 1.5 Comfort Manual – R369,900
  • Honda Elevate 1.5 Elegance CVT – R429,900

Each car is sold with a 5-year/200,000km warranty, a 4-year/60,000km service plan, and a 3-year roadside assistance plan.

Honda Elevate

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