Honda has officially launched its seven seater Mobilio MPV at Rs 6.49 lakh for base petrol while the diesel model starts at Rs 7.89 lakh. First showcased at the 2014 Delhi Auto Expo, the vehicle lock horns with the Maruti Suzuki Ertiga, Chevrolet Enjoy and Nissan Evalia. Bookings of this MPV have already began and with its launch, the deliveries have also started. Based on company’s latest philosophy of Man Maximum, Machine Minimum, Honda Mobilio focus on sheer driving pleasure with enough space for your loved ones. Honda Mobilio will be available in three grades: E, S, V while the Performance version RS will only be available in diesel.
Exteriors Honda Mobilio is based on Brio and Amaze platform. The exterior gets a large front grille with bold chrome slat from the company's new design concept of "EXCITING H DESIGN!!!''. This design concept was first used in Honda City. The ‘’EXCITING H DESIGN!!!’’ designs represents High Tech, High Tension and High Touch. The MPV also carries oval fog lamps fitted in black plastic housing. The car moves on the set of 15 inch wheels with a wheelbase of 2650mm. With the ground clearance of 189mm, the MPV is also suitable for rocky and uneven paths. The rear gets LED taillamp cluster which is inspired from the elegant Honda City. Honda Mobilio will be avavible in seven eye-catching color schemes: Majestic Blue Metallic, Brilliant Gold Metallic, Alabaster Silver Metallic, Carnelian Red Pearl, Taffeta White, Urban Titanium Metallic, Crystal Black Pearl (Exclusive to RS trim).
Interiors As we reported earlier, the Honda Mobilio will not carry the Audio Video Navigation System (AVN), reverse parking camera, wood faux interior. But instead, it comes with 2-din stereo system same as of its siblings Amaze and Brio. Adding more to the comfort of second and third row passengers, the MPV also comes with roof mounted A/C vents and sliding second row and reclining third row.
Engine, Performance and Mileage Honda Mobilio gets all-aluminum 1.5 liter i-DTEC diesel engine churning a power of 98bhp and 200Nm of torque The petrol model carries City's 1.5 liter i-VTEC producing 117bhp and 145Nm of torque. Both the engines are mated to five-speed manual transmission. The diesel engine gives a fuel economy of 24.2 km/l while the petrol model offers a mileage of 17.3kmpl.
Mr. Yoshiyuki Matsumoto, Managing Officer, Honda Motor Company and Representative of Development, Purchasing and Production in Asia and Oceania region said “Honda has vast experience in offering a variety of premium MPVs to customers globally. Drawing from this varied experience, Honda engineers have used the same technological know-how and design philosophy to develop the Mobilio. India remains one of our key strategic markets in the region and I am confident that Mobilio will contribute significantly to HCIL growth in India.”
Focusing on the importance of Honda Mobilio for HCIL’s business, Mr. Hironori Kanayama, President & CEO, Honda Cars India Ltd said, “The launch of Honda Mobilio follows the success of Honda Amaze and all-new City which led to our exceptional growth of 83% in the previous financial year. Our ultimate goal is to be the most trusted company in the country and we aim at not only creating great products but also offering an unparalleled experience to our customers. We are confident that Honda Mobilio will meet the needs as well as aspirations of our customers and help us expand the pride and joy of buying a Honda to a new set of customers.”
Ex-Showroom Delhi Price List Honda Mobilio Petrol Model Ex-Showroom Delhi Honda Mobiliio E INR 6.49 lakh Honda Mobiliio S INR 7.50 lakh Honda Mobiliio V INR 8.76 lakh
Hodna Mobilio Diesel Model Ex-Showroom Delhi Honda Mobilio E INR 7.89 lakh Honda Mobilio S INR 8.60 lakh Honda Mobilio V INR 9.76 lakh Honda Mobilio RS INR 10.86 lakh
Source : CarDekho