Honda has launched their much awaited MPV , The Mobilio at a starting price Tag of 6.49Lakhs . The car will be based on Honda’s brio hatchback and the Amaze Sedan , and has taken many exterior and interior design cues from both them . The Mobilio will be offered in both the petrol and Diesel variants and is claimed to provide class leading mileage.
The Honda Mobilio will be provided with a 1.5 Liter i-Vtec petrol and a 1.5 Liter i-Dtec engine options.Its petrol powertrain will produce 119Ps of power at 6600 rpm and a torque figures of 145Nm at 4600 rpm , while the Diesel variant will produce 100Ps at 3600 and a torque of 200 Nm at 1750 rpm . One noticeable difference is that the Petrol variant will have only one overhead camshaft while the Diesel variant will be a DOHC ( double overhead camshaft) . The transmission is manual.
Petrol : 17.3 kmpl
Diesel : 24.2 kmpl
|Type||4 Cylinder,SOHC i-VTEC||4 Cylinder,DOHC i-DTEC|
|No. of Valves||16||16|
|Power (ps @ rpm)||119@6600||100@3600|
|Torque (Nm @ rpm)||145@4600||200@1750|
|Fuel Efficiency (kmpl)||17.3||24.2|
|Manual||5 Forward & 1 Reverse||5 Forward & 1 Reverse|
Dimension & Weight
|Overall Length (mm)||4386||4386|
|Overall Width (mm)||1683||1683|
|Overall Height (mm)||1603||1603|
|Ground Clearance (mm)||189||189|
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The Interiors of the Honda Mobilio will remain similar to that of the Amaze . This though not exceptional , isn’t the worst we have seen either. The large windows and the beige colored Interiors makes the car feel much more roomier , however the last row seats could feel a bit cramped for the taller riders.There is plenty of headroom in offer and a number of storage places .
The Mobilio comes with a 2-DIN audio system with steering mounted controls , USB and AUX connectivity . Bluetooth connectivity is however lacking. Further the Mobilio also lacks the Automatic climate control , which could have been atleast provided in the top end model.
The Honda Mobilio comes in 4 trims – E , S ,V and the RS . The E ,S and V are the standard models and bookings are currently open. The RS is the extra sporty version of the Mobilio which comes with a host of additions that include full body kit , projector headlamps , spoilers and sporty alloys and wheels . However the RS variant will only commence deliveries by September.
Honda expects to enjoy similar success of the City and the Amaze ,with their new Mobilio and based on what we have seen they could achieve this feat easily .
The chief competitors of the car will be the Maruti Suzuki Ertiga , Toyota Innova , The Chevrolet Enjoy etc.
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