Honda Cars India Limited will be launching the Mobilio MPV in the month of July. The production of the Honda Mobilio has already been commenced. Honda had showcased the Mobilio at Auto Expo 2014 in February this year.
The India spec Honda Mobilio draw power from the same 1.5 liter, 4 pot, 115 bhp iVTEC petrol engine that powers the City sedan. Considering the love for oil burners , its the 1.5 litre iDTEC diesel engine variant which will bring the major chunk of sales for the Japanese automaker. This is the same power plant doing its duty in the Amaze and City sedans. This 1.5 liter unit produces 100 PS of power while delivering an ARAI certified fuel efficiency of 25+ kmpl.
The Honda Mobilio MPV has a three rows of seats and can seat seven in sufficient comfort. Honda Mobilio reflects the car maker’s “Man Maximum Machine Minimum” philosophy and many reports suggest that the car is more spacious than the Ertiga. The Mobilio measures 4.4 metres in length and has a ground clearance of 185 mm, which is better the ground clearance of the Amaze sedan and some pseudo SUV’s.
It is being expected that the Mobilio will go on sale in India for a starting price of around INR 6-7 lakhs. The petrol variant is expected to come with manual and CVT automatic transmission options, while the diesel will come only with a 5 speed manual gearbox. Upon its India launch, the Mobilio will compete with the Maruti Suzuki Ertiga, Nissan Evalia, Ashok Leyland Stile and the Chevrolet Enjoy.
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