MFC Buying Guide - Honda Mobilio
Japanese car maker Honda has entered India car market’s MPV segment with the introduction of their Mobilio. The stylish 7 seater MPV, which competes in the mid-size premium MPV class, comes with a sporty exterior styling with space and comfort in the right proportions to suit the needs of Indian families.
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Unlike its rivals in the premium MPV category, the Mobilio is designed to attract a younger audience who seek mostly distinctive looks along with the practicality of an MPV. The Mobilio, as a result, seems more attractive and lively than all its competition. The front part, although similar to the Brio hatchback, looks stylish enough and it is the side profile of the car and the rear part where the Mobilio actually stands out.
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The styling is truly quirky with sporty looking tail lamps and the bumper which set the Mobilio apart from its rivals. The Mobilio RS comes with projector head lights with LED lamps, unique alloy wheel design, sporty chrome radiator grille, tailgate spoiler, retractable wing mirrors with turn indicators and chrome accented exterior door handles. Manufactured as per Honda’s design philosophy of “Man Maximum, Machine Minimum”, the Mobilio offers effective utilisation of space and practicality with its intelligently designed interiors.
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While the design and the layout of the interior is quite similar to that of the Brio and the Amaze, the Mobilio’s cabin can accommodate seven adults and the raised roof line of the car offers impressive head space for the second row and third row passengers while creating enough room to include a rear air-conditioner panel. The boot space of the Mobilio stands at 223 litres which can be further increased to 521 litres by folding the third row seat.
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The Mobilio is available in both petrol and diesel engine variants. The petrol model is driven by the 1.5 litre i-VTEC petrol engine which generates 119bhp of output and 145Nm of torque. Also used in the new Honda City, this engine is coupled with a 5 speed manual gearbox and promises best in class fuel efficiency of 17.3 kmpl. The 1.5 litre i-DTEC diesel engine, on the other hand, is built on Honda’s latest Earth Dreams Technology. It generates 100bhp of output and 200Nm of peak torque. This engine is coupled with a 5 speed manual gearbox.
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Honda Mobilio claims to return a mileage of 24.2 kmpl, making it the most fuel economic car in its class. The same diesel unit also drives the Amaze as well as the City. The Mobilio is being offered in three variants – E, S and V. The sportier looking Mobilio RS, on the other hand, is being offered only with a diesel engine.
Honda Mobilio on road price starts with Rs 7.9 lakh in Delhi and goes up to 14.4 lakh.