The Honda Mobilio was first launched in India in 2014 and it impressed one and all with its space, design and array of features along with class leading fuel efficiency. The new Mobilio has considerable cosmetic upgrades including automatic climate control and a touch screen system for entertainment. The dual tone dashboard has been drawn from that of the BR-V though the three spoke steering has been retained. The changes on the exterior are minimal and which include tweaks to the bumper, chrome garnishes and new design for the alloy wheels.
It is currently priced between Rs 7.18 L and Rs 12.33 L (Ex-Showroom Price, New Delhi) but the price will vary according to the place.
In line with Honda’s attitude towards safety, the Mobilio is equipped with dual front airbags, ABS with EBD, pretensioner seat belts and undergoes rigorous crash tests. The cabin space is ample and provides decent ride quality. The bulk of the updates to the new Mobilio are inside the vehicle and many changes have been borrowed from the BR-V. The circular AC vents have given way to massive rectangular vents and the center console houses the entertainment system with a reverse camera. The HVAC system besides having automatic climate control also has new buttons and dedicated display.
The engine configuration in the new Mobilio remains the same. The 1.5 litre i-VTEC petrol motor produces 117 bhp of power 145 Nm of torque while the 1.5 litre put out 99 bhp and 200 Nm of torque. The petrol and diesel engines are offered with five speed manual transmission while there has been some talk of an automatic for the petrol motor.
Honda’s design philosophy of “Man Maximum, Machine Minimum” is exemplified in the Mobilio interiors. Being the longest MPV, the extra length not only adds to the boot space, but also provides more legroom in the third row than any of its competitors. The numerous pockets and storage spaces for passengers in the front and back allow for keeping many small things. The additional advantage of folding the third row allows for making a cavernous boot.
|Dimensions & Weight|
|Ground Clearance||189 mm|
|Kerb Weight||1246 kg|
|Seating Capacity||7 Person|
|No of Seating Rows||3 Rows|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||42 litres|
|Engine & Transmission|
|Engine Type||1.5L i-DTEC|
|Mileage (ARAI)||24.2 kmpl|
|Drivetrain||Front Wheel Drive|
|Alternate Fuel||Not Applicable|
|Max Power (bhp@rpm)||99 bhp @ 3600 RPM|
|Max Torque (Nm@rpm)||200 Nm @ 1750 RPM|
|Turbocharger Type||Variable Geometry|
|No of gears||5 Gears|
|Manual Shifting for Automatic||No|
|Engine Start-Stop Function||No|
|Suspensions, Brakes & Steering|
|Suspension Front||McPherson Strut|
|Suspension Rear||Torsion Beam|
|Front Brake Type||Disc|
|Rear Brake Type||Drum|
|Minimum Turning Radius||5.2 metres|
|Steering Type||Power assisted (Electric)|
|Wheels & Tyres|
|Front Tyres||185 / 65 R15|
|Rear Tyres||185 / 65 R15|