Honda has rolled out the seven seater Mobilio MPV (multi purpose vehicle) . This car was first unveiled at the 2014 Indian Auto Expo held at New Delhi. The Honda Mobilio will be available petrol and diesel variants. The petrol variant has three grades: E, S, V which have been priced at Rs 6.49lakh, Rs7.50lakh and Rs 8.76 lakh respectively while the diesel variant has E, S, V and the Top end model RS which have been priced at Rs 7.89lakh ,Rs 8.60 lakh,Rs9.76 lakh and Rs10.86 lakh respectively. Thus the price range is between Rs 6.49lakh to Rs 10.86lakh and may vary as the above mentioned are only Ex-showroom Delhi prices.
Speaking on the launch, 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.”
Honda Mobilio diesel variant is equipped with an all-aluminum 1.5 liter i-DTEC diesel engine delivering a maximum power of 98bhp and a maximum torque of 200Nm . The petrol variant has 1.5 liter i-VTEC engine which delivers 117bhp of power and 145Nm of torque. The engines of both variants have been mated to a five-speed manual transmission gearbox.
The Interiors come with 2-din stereo system same featuring USB and Aux-in connectivity. The car comes with roof mounted A/C vents and sliding and reclining second row while the third row only features reclining third row.Exteriors of Honda Mobilio have rich and classy looks. It has got a large front grille with bold chrome slat, The vehicle features sculpted bumper sporting oval fog lamps fitted in black mesh plastic housing. The rear gets faux LED looking tail lamp cluster The car sports 15-inch wheels with a wheelbase of 2650mm and rides at a height of 189mm.
Honda Mobilio will be available in seven colors: , Brilliant Gold Metallic, Alabaster Silver Metallic,Majestic Blue Metallic, Carnelian Red Pearl, Taffeta White, , Crystal Black Pearl,Urban Titanium Metallic. The diesel engine gives a mileage of 24.2 km/l while the petrol model offers a mileage of 17.3kmpl. The vehicle will be pitched against Toyota Innova ,Maruti Suzuki Ertiga, Chevrolet Enjoy, and Nissan Evalia .