While we are still awaiting the launch of the Honda Mobilio MPV in India, seems like the Japanese carmaker has already started testing a racier, sportier looking version of the car abroad. A test mule of the Honda Mobilio RS, similar in concept to the Jazz RS has been caught testing somewhere in Indonesia.
The Mobilio RS features some significant visual changes over the vanilla version of the MPV. The headlights, to start with, are more detailed and look much sharper. The bumpers are a new, more aggressive design, and include a lower honeycomb mesh grille for that added belligerence in attitude. The fog lamp housings are also new, with thick black surrounds and a chrome lining at the bottom.
The lower tip of the bumper looks much sharper too. The car also seems to be featuring a new set of alloys – the size and styling of which isn’t too appealing in our opinion. Bigger wheels with a cleaner design could have been used to allow for low profile tyres and a more aggressive look. The radiator grille is more aggressively styled with two chrome elements holding the Honda emblem in place at the center.\
At the rear, the sharper theme of the front bumper is carried over. There is additional chrome lining across the width on the lower part of the bumper. The side skirts in profile merge into the rear bumpers to complete the sporty look. To top it up, Honda has also provided an edgier rear spoiler and a chrome exhaust tip as well. Of course, the RS badging is there too.
There will be changes made to the interior also with a darker theme being applied to the cabin to go with the sporty personality of the car. Expect some added features as well inside the cabin. We cannot be sure whether the Mobilio RS will carry additional firepower in terms of engine specs, but it will look more appealing for sure.
What do you think about the sporty treatment given to the MPV by Honda? Do you think it makes sense to make MPVs look sportier? Do let us know your views via comments.