The Honda Mobilio seven seater MPV is raring to go in the India market. The Bio-based MPV is to rival the likes of Maruti Ertiga, Mahindra Xylo and Chevrolet Enjoy. Powered by either petrol or diesel engine, the Honda Mobilio is expected to be priced in the region of Rs.6.25- 9Lakh. With people drawn towards the convenience and advantage of MPV, Honda is ready to make its presence felt in this segment.




Engine and performance


The Honda Mobilio is expected to be fitted with both fuel options. The 1.5 litre 16Vi.DTEC 4 cylinder petrol engine powers the petrol variant. The very same engine that powers Honda City generates 116 bhp at 6600 rpm and a maximum torque of 146Nm at 4800 rpm. It is likely that the diesel model will be equipped with the 1.5 litre 16 Vi. DTEC engine which powers Honda Amaze. This one produces 98.6 bhp at 3600 rpm and a peak torque of 200 Nm at 1750 rpm. Both the variants come with manual and automatic transmission options. The diesel model offers a mileage around 17.2kmpl.



Exterior

The Brio design is ideal for being used on an MPV. The decisive sharp lines are attractive and the car has a sporty flavor to it. The front look is appealing. Besides, It has a thick chrome bar in the honeycomb grille like the Amaze. The rounded headlamps enhance the beauty of the grille. The hood is slightly raised and it gives the car a muscular look that an MPV requires. As for the side profile, the swage lines become more prominent towards the rear of the car and they curve below the turn indicators. The body colored ORVMs make the car look sporty. Rear of the car is simple and looks similar to that of Innova. Taillights with turn indicators and a small grille above the reflector enhance the rear beauty.

Interior

The Honda Mobilio is spacious enough to accommodate seven passengers comfortably. The front rows provide ample room with adjustable third row which can accommodate children. The interior has a much better appeal than Amaze and Brio, though it is built on the same Amaz-Brio platform. The three-spoked steering wheel can be adjusted to suit the driverís comfort. The car is expected to come with integrated music system and steering mounted audio controls. Electrically operated ORVMs, fuel consumption display and cup-holders in the front and the rear are other features that the Mobilio offers.



Features and specifications

The Honda Mobilio never compromises on safety. The car is fitted with quality braking system with disc brakes in the front and drum brakes in the rear. Abs with EBD ensures that the car does not skid. Besides, there are also other features like keyless entry, engine immobilizer, fog lamps and dual air bags. The car handles well in all terrains.


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