Recently, the Honda Mobilio was updated and launched in the Indonesian market. After receiving a host of upgrades the MPV was out on the shelves in January this year and now there is news drifting over the internet about its India launch. The new Mobilio is expected to reach the Indian shores by the end of this year. In Indonesia the new Mobilio is offered in six variants including two of the RS versions.
On the visual front, the new Honda Mobilio gets chrome highlights on its front bumper. The MPV drives on newly designed alloys. Well that’s about it on the outside. The interior is where all the update drama has taken place. Thecockpit of the new Mobilio is refreshed, with updated bits on the dashboard, instrument panel and center console. The speedo, tacho, tell tale lights and gauges are housed in one single pod unlike the three pod cluster on the previous version. The new Mobilio features updated bits from other car models of the Honda line-up.
The dashboard is inspired from the upcoming Honda BR-V and features a dual tone theme on all the variants. However the RS variant gets an all black dashboard. The rectangular AC vents are similar to the one in the City. The steering wheel is accented with chrome treatment. New climate control feature, touch screen entertainment system with an integrated reverse camera and a fairly large storage panel comprise of the new features. The RS variant features new roof-rails and chrome traces on the front bumper.
The Indonesian Honda Mobilios draw power from a 1.5 L SOHC cylinder, 16-valve i-VTEC engine that makes power of 116 BHP at 6,600rpm and 148Nm of torque at 4,800rpm. The engine is strapped with a 5-speed manual or a CVT gearbox. Whereas the ones in India are powered by two engine options – petrol and diesel. The petrol power comes from a 1,497cc 4 Cylinder,SOHC i-VTEC engine that makes 117BHP at 6,600rpm and 145 Nm of torque at 4,600rpm. On the other hand, the 1,498cc 4 Cylinder,DOHC i-DTEC diesel engine produces peak power of 98 BHP at 3,600rpm and a max torque of 200Nm at 1,750rpm. These engines are equipped with a 5-speed manual gearbox.
In Indonesia the new Honda Mobilio is priced from Rp 180,500,000 (approx INR 9.27 Lakhs). The new Mobilio is expected a be priced tad higher than the current model and is expected to roll out after the launch of the Honda BR-V in India.