Price Price: 6.49 Lakhs – 11.86 Lakhs (Ex showroom price)
Honda Mobilio is a seven-seater mini MPV produced by Japanese automaker Honda. The first generation mobilio produced from 2001 to 2008, was the second in Honda’s Small Max series and also took Honda’s Global Small Platform and their i-DSI engine. In May 2008, Honda Freed was introduced, replacing the Mobilio. The second generation Mobilio was introduced in Indonesia in early 2014 and has introduced in the Indian market in July 2014.
In September 2013, Mobilio was came into market again with various changes and was based on Honda Brio as a platform. It will competing with other mini MPVs like Toyota Avanza, Nissan Grand Livina, Suzuki Ertiga, Chevrolet Spin in Indonesia and Maruti Ertiga, Chevrolet Enjoy, Toyota Innova in India. Trim levels offered are S, E, and E Prestige with either a 5 speed manual or a CVT (E and E Prestige only) transmission. Honda Mobilio second generation uses 1.5L L15Z1 i-VTEC Petrol engine or a 1.5L L15Z1 i-DTEC Diesel engine.Honda Mobilio got Car of the Year Otomotif Award 2014 in Indonesia.During April 2014, Honda Mobilio is sold 7,526 units or more than 50 percent of the selling leader of Low MPV, Toyota Avanza which has been released since 2003. During June 2014, Honda Mobilio is sold 10,896 units, a big increase, while Toyota Avanza is sold 14,892 units or relatively stable of sales.
On June 19, 2014, Honda Prospect Motor released the sportier variant Mobilio RS. The change was more radical, it was not just adding sportier body kit, but it also receiving projector headlamp with DRL (Daytime running lamp), sportier 15″ wheel, silver roof garnish, full black interior, silver mate door handle, speed sensing door lock, tweeter, audio steering switch, and double door insulation to make it more rigid. These changes was very significant compared with Prestige. It was offered with new color is Carnelian Red Pearl and Modern Silver Metalic replacing Polished Metal Metallic, and other color in standard Mobilio also offered except Premium Blue Pearl for this variant. Offered in either 5 speed manual or a CVT transmission.
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Wheelbase: 2,750 mm (108.3 in)
Length: 4,386 mm (172.7 in)
Width: 1,690 mm (66.5 in)
Height: 1,730 mm (68.1 in)
[tab title=”Mileage:”]This newly introduced MPV is available with both petrol and diesel engine options for the customers to choose from. The petrol variant is equipped with an advanced 1.5-litre, i-VTEC engine that is further incorporated with electronic fuel injection system. This engine runs on a SOHC valve configuration, which enables it to produce a minimum mileage 14.3 Kmpl in city traffic, while producing a maximum of 17.8 Kmpl on bigger roads. The diesel variant are blessed with a 1.5-litre, i-DTEC engine, which is incorporated with common rail fuel injection system. This engine has the ability to produce a minimum of 20 Kmpl under standard road conditions and it goes up to 24.3 Kmpl on highways, which is remarkable.[/tab]
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Honda Mobilio Pros :
Ample interior space is a big plus point.
Fuel economy of diesel engine is impressive.
After sales service is quite satisfying.
Performance of petrol engine is quite good.
Safety features are at par with other competitors.
Honda Mobilio Cons :
[tab title=”Models:”]Honda Mobilio E i-VTEC 1497cc Petrol, Manual, 17.3 kpl 6.49 lakhs.
Honda Mobilio S i-VTEC 1497cc Petrol, Manual, 17.3 kpl 7.51 lakhs.
Honda Mobilio E i-DTEC 1498cc Diesel, Manual, 24.2 kpl 7.89 lakhs.
Honda Mobilio S i-DTEC 1498cc Diesel, Manual, 24.2 kpl 8.60 lakhs.
Honda Mobilio V i-VTEC 1497cc Petrol, Manual, 17.3 kpl 8.77 lakhs.
Honda Mobilio V i-DTEC 1498cc Diesel, Manual, 24.2 kpl 9.76 lakhs.
Honda Mobilio RS i-DTEC 1498cc Diesel, Manual, 24.2 kpl 10.86 lakhs.[/tab]
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- Brilliant Gold Metallic
- Alabaster Silver Metallic
- Carnelian Red Pearl
- Urban Titanium Metallic
- Tafeta White
- Majestic Blue Mattlic
The Mobilio comes across as a less boxy design. Its squat stance belies the fact that it has class-leading ground clearance. The face has the typical Honda family look, with bulbous headlamps and a big chrome bar at the centre. The bumper is sleeker with a nice two-tone finish. The side profile provides you with a slightly better idea of its size. The Mobilio sits on the same platform as the Brio and Amaze, but it has an extended wheelbase. The roof tapers slightly towards the end. But, a blacked-out D-pillar gives it a sort of sedan look, making it appear less bulky. The rear windowsill has a dip, which gives it a bigger glass area. The Mobilio looks best from the rear, with the hatch having a nice sophisticated look.
The first thing that strikes you when you step inside is the space. The seats are slimmer and can be slid and folded into various combinations to offer a lot of flexibility. In many ways, it is similar to the combination we see in the Ertiga, with 60:40 split second row seats complete with an armrest. And, the seats fold up in one, swift convenient flip. For its compact dimensions, the car has commendable legroom and headroom. All seats can be reclined as well, and seven average-size adults can sit in reasonable comfort. There is enough space for two aircraft cabin-luggage-size suitcases in the boot, even with third-row seating. The latter can fold to free up the considerably huge luggage area. Most of the flooring is flat, which adds to the spaciousness.
The Mobilio competes in the mid-size MPV segment with cars like the Maruti Suzuki Ertiga, Nissan Evalian and the Chevrolet Enjoy. While the Toyota Innova remains our quintessential full-size MPV of choice, there is a lot of action in the smaller sub-10 lakh category. Both the Mahindra Xylo and Nissan Evalia are priced around Rs 10 lakh, but have a bigger footprint than what the average MPV-buying Indian family wants. The Mobilio fits right into the segment, offering seven seats in a car that is around the same size as a Honda City.
The Mobilio is available in three variants – E, S and V. The sportier Mobilio RS, on the other hand, is available only with a diesel engine. Honda is offering seven different colour options and a two year or 40,000km warranty as standard.