HCIL is rolling out Elevate from its Tapukara (Rajasthan-based) manufacturing facility.
“After its profitable debut in India earlier this 12 months, Elevate is scheduled for Spring 2024 launch within the Japanese market beneath the model identify WR-V,” an HCIL spokesperson stated in an announcement.
In a primary for HCIL, the mannequin shall be manufactured in India and exported to Japan, it added.
“This strategic transfer is a powerful reflection of producing capabilities of India operations and likewise solidifies our imaginative and prescient of creating the nation a key export hub in Honda enterprise,” the spokesperson stated.
The corporate’s Tapukara-based plant is absolutely outfitted to maintain the home in addition to export necessities, the spokesperson added. HCIL launched Elevate within the home market in September this 12 months. Beginning with the mannequin, the corporate goals to introduce 5 SUV fashions within the home market by 2030.
The corporate additionally plans to carry a battery-electric model of Elevate throughout the subsequent three years.
The mannequin is powered by a 1.5-litre petrol engine paired with a six-speed handbook and a seven-speed constantly variable transmission (CVT).