Honda is considered as one of the world's most distinguished and reliable car manufacturers. It has gained this prestige, glory and reputation by launching vehicles that offer the latest and most innovative technologies in terms of engine, features, performance and safety. Until now, Honda has been immensely successful with its exquisite vehicles in India, be it the impeccable Amaze, or the value-for-money hatchback, Brio. Now, Honda is apparently, going a step ahead of its other competitors and continuing its legacy by unveiling the phenomenal MPV, Honda Mobilio .
It would be Honda's first stint in this segment that is rapidly gaining popularity. Several renowned auto-giants have already marked their entry in this intriguing segment by launching their dream vehicles. The MPV segment of vehicles has taken the country by storm and people are drawn towards it because it is highly convenient and advantageous. Honda is also willing to make its presence felt in this section and hence, it has already unveiled the amazing Honda Mobilio in the Indonesia International Motor Show 2013.
Honda has also planned to launch it in India by 2014 and if speculations are to be believed, it will see the light of day in India during the Indian Auto Expo 2014. Honda's intentions are quite clear - they are willing to launch it in a lower price category as compared to the other reigning MPVs available in the automobile market. It would offer adequate interior space to the buyers, consisting of three row seat configuration. Seven persons could comfortably sit in it and enjoy their journey. Furthermore, there would be immense space for luggage as well, which is the best characteristic of this amazing MPV.
In India, Honda Mobilio would be launched with both the fuel options, petrol and diesel. A glimpse of the petrol-fueled Honda Mobilio was recently offered at the Indonesian Motor Show. It has a 1.5-litre i-VTEC, 4-cylinder petrol engine under its hood . This engine is also doing duty in Honda's other acclaimed sedan, Honda City. It generates an exceptional power of 116.3BHP@6600RPM and a peak torque of 146Nm@4800RPM, which can't be considered a fluke. It would be mated to a manual as well as an automatic transmission gearbox. By looking upon these engine specifications, it can be presumed that Mobilio would be a completely performance-oriented multi-purpose vehicle and would charm everyone with the fragility and smoothness of its engine.
It is also said that Honda Mobilio would arrive with a diesel fuel option. It will sport the highly acclaimed, 1.5-litre, 16V i-DTEC diesel engine , which has been showered with a lot of praise from all across the world for its superb performance and promising fuel economy. The clear evidence here is, Honda Amaze diesel, which has received immense success throughout India. It is capable of producing top power of 98.6BHP@3600RPM and highest torque of 200Nm@1750RPM. Reportedly, the diesel variant too, will come with both manual as well as automatic transmission gearbox system.
Honda Mobilio has been designed after carrying out extensive research on the rough road as well as weather conditions. A lot of attention has been paid towards meeting customers' requirement. Its length has been kept a little less (say around 4.4 meters) as compared to its other contemporaries, in order to adjust it in the narrow roads and to avoid the parking problem in crowded places. Its ground clearance is said to be around 185mm, which is almost similar to that of SUVs. Surely, it would give a driver, amazing driving experience.
Honda Mobilio is generating quite a hoopla, even prior to its long awaited India launch in 2014. So, it would be quite interesting to see how it battles out in India among the other vehicles in its class and emerges triumphant. It's not going to be as easy for it as it seems, because there are some extra-ordinary vehicles already, that are ruling this segment for years. MPVs such as Maruti Ertiga, Chevrolet Enjoy and Nissan Evalia, will offer strong competition, despite the brand value of Honda in the Indian automotive industry. So, it would be enthralling to see how it competes in the Indian sub-continent's competitive battleground and how many buyers it seduces.
Ed's take: Honda’s i-DTEC engines are fuel-efficient and expect the Mobilio to also return a good figure.
Ed's take: The power produced by the Mobilio is good, as it gets the i-VTEC and the i-DTEC engines from Honda.
Ed's take: The acceleration produced by the Mobilio is good of the petrol and the diesel.
Ed's take: The interiors of the Mobilio are simple and it has sufficient room for five in the first two rows. The third row is sufficient for kids, though there is a lot more room than the competition in the third row.
Ed's take: The performance of the Mobilio is good like all other Honda products and we do not doubt that.
Ed's take: The Mobilio will come integrated music system and steering mounted audio controls.You can now buy . Great discounts available.
Ed's take: The Mobilio has been designed for better ride than handling, and we can share more on handling only after we drive it.
Ed's take: The safety features on the Mobilio are airbags and ABS.
After getting an overwhelming response at the 2013 Indonesia Motor Show, the Japanese automaker is trying everything to promote its all-new Mobilio MPV. Following the last month, the Mobilio MPV has been again put on display at a regional auto show in Makassar to get customer feedback. The Brio based MPV will go for the production in early 2014 at the company's production facility in West Java, Indonesia.read more
Honda that unveiled the Brio based MPV, Mobilio at the 2013 Indonesia Motor Show, has bagged 4,500 bookings till date. As the company already commenced the pre-bookings for the vehicle, it received an excellent response from the buyers. It will enter production in January 2014 at the company's production plant in Karawang, West Java, and the deliveries of the vehicle will start in February 2014. We earlier reported that the company conducted customer previews of the Mobilio MPV across Indonesia.
Honda, the Japanese automaker is trying everything to promote its all-new Mobilio MPV. Showcased at the 2013 Indonesia Motor Show, the Mobilio MPV has been put on display to get the customer feedback. The Brio based MPV will go for the production in early 2014 at the company's production facility in West Java, Indonesia. The vehicle will also make its way to the Indian car market by the next year, and the company might also showcase the MPV at the upcoming 2014 Indian Auto Expo.read more