Honda Cars India Limited will be soon launching the Mobilio in July next month. The production of the Honda Mobilio has already been commenced. Honda had showcased the Mobilio at the Auto Expo 2014 in February this year.
To generate interest about the MPV, Honda has begun displaying the Mobilio at prominent shopping malls in cities across the country. In such an exercise, customers get to experience the car even before the launch and have ample time to decide on their purchase.
Already launched in the Indonesian market, the Honda Mobilio is a 7-seater MPV. When launched in India, the Mobilio will compete with the likes of the Maruti Suzuki Ertiga, Nissan Evalia, Ashok Leyland Stile, Chevrolet Enjoy and the upcoming Datsun Go+ MPV.
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 more than the ground clearance of the Amaze sedan and some pseudo SUV’s.
Powering the India spec Honda Mobilio will be the same 1.5 litre, 4 cylinderpot, 115bhp iVTEC petrol engine that powers the City sedan. This is the same diesel engine which is found under the hood of the Amaze and City sedans and produces 100 PS of power while delivering an ARAI certified fuel efficiency of 25+ kmpl. The Mobilio will come with a five or speed gearbox mated to the diesel engine and a 5 speed manual with the petrol motor. Also on offer could be a CVT transmission with the petrol engine.
It is being expected that the Honda Mobilio will go on sale in India for a starting price of around INR 6-7 lakhs.
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