We reported in detail when the new Honda Mobilio 2014 was unveiled at the Indonesia International Motor Show 2013 recently and now, a pic of a production-spec Honda Mobilio MPV has surfaced on the cyber space. The car was spotted testing on public roads in Indonesia. Before giving you a detailed info on the upcoming Brio based MPV, allow us to inform you that the production spec vehicle has remained true to its concept model and different set of alloy wheels apart, the car remains unchanged.
The new Honda Mobilio multi-purpose vehicle has been tailor made for emerging car markets in Asia and is likely to be first launched in Indonesia, with India launch slated for mid-2014. The Mobilio is basically the MPV variant of the Brio hatchback and borrows a fair bit, including its platform, from the hatchback sibling.
The Honda Mobilio has a three row seat configuration and is a seven seater. Honda says that the Mobilio reflects the car maker’s “Man Maximum Machine Minimum” philosophy. It is being said that the Mobilio might turn out to be a tad more spacious than the Ertiga, the current leader of compact MPV segment.
The Mobilio measures 4.4 metres in length and has a ground clearance of 185mm, which is more than the ground clearance of the Amaze aka Brio sedan and is as good as the ground clearance of many crossovers and pseudo SUVs out there.
Powering the Mobilio is a 116bhp, 1.5L i-VTEC, 4-cylinder gasoline engine that has been borrowed from the City sedan. For India though, expect the car to get the Amaze’s 1.5 litre iDTEC diesel engine when it comes to India.
The Mobilio will go on sale in Indonesia for a starting price of 150 million Indonesian Rupiah (approx INR 8.40 lakhs).