Inquisitiveness of the Indian auto industry about Honda’s MPV has finally come to a halt as Honda car India unveiled Mobilio on 23rd July 2014 in an event organised in New Delhi. With Mobilio, Honda has entered the rapidly growing segment of MPVs in India. The company has put to use the experience gained from over 5.5 million Honda MPV users all around the world to design the vehicle which will cater the demands and needs of the Asian customer. An exhaustive survey, that took into account the opinions of more than two thousand MPV owners, has provided Honda a clear idea of Indian customers’ perception; which has played a key role in development of Mobilio.
Mobilio- the compact 7 seater MPV, is available with two different power-pack options i.e. 1.5L petrol and 1.5L diesel. The 4 cylinder SOHC i-VTEC engine produces 119Ps (88kW) power @ 6600rpm and a torque of 145Nm @ 4600rpm whereas 4 cylinder DOHC i-DTEC engine gives out 100Ps (73kW) of power @3600rpm and a torque of 200Nm @ 1750rpm. The claimed mileage of petrol and diesel engines are 17.3 kmpl and 24.2 kmpl respectively.
Stylish exteriors based on ‘Dual solid motion’ concept, superb interior packaging based on 3 Cs – ‘Comfort, Convenience & Capacity’ concept, ample headroom and legroom for all three rows are a few of the many articulate features of this car. To improve the getup of car furthermore, option of seven different body colours is offered on Mobilio. Each of the petrol and diesel engines get the options of three trims i.e. E, S and V whereas the sporty trim called ‘RS’ is available only on Diesel version.
On the safety front, Mobilio features ABS with EBD & immobiliser as a standard fitment. The top trim V gets the dual airbags. The chassis of Mobilio is designed to offer maximum occupant-protection during the events of collision.
The table below depicts the ex-showroom Delhi prices in Rupees of all the trims of Mobilio:
|Trim||1.5 Petol||1.5 Diesel|