Honda suspends the production of Mobilio
March 22, 2016: According to reports going through the poor sales and increasing competition in segment with Maruti Suzuki Ertiga, Renault Lodgy and Toyota Innova. Launched two years back in August 2014 received an encouraging response from Indian buyers and more than 3500 units were sold in couple of months after launch. But after that company witnessed sudden decline in sales and recorded sale of 226 units sold in month of February this year.
Honda launches upgraded version of Mobilio in Indonesia
January 21, 2016: Japanese car maker Honda Motors has launched the refreshed version of its MPV Mobilio in Indonesian car market with subtle changes on exteriors and bunch of changes on interiors. Continuing the same engine configuration in both diesel and petrol variants the upgraded version is soon going to touch Indian roads in coming months.
Honda launches special edition of Mobilio in Indian car market
Septembe 4, 2015: With an objective to enhance the fun of upcoming festival season HCIL has launched the special edition of its seven seater MPV Mobilio in Indian car market christened as Celebration Edition. The Celebration Edition of Mobilio reveals an impression of festive season at first instance through its aggressive body graphics and logo of Celebration edition mounted on it.
Honda Mobilio taking over its competitors
September 29, 2014: Launched almost a month ago Honda Mobilio has started proving the expectations of its makers true by taking over competitors like Maruti Suzki Ertiga and Toyota Innova. According to sales statistics figures revealed by SIAM Honda sold out 5,539 units of Mobilio in Indian car market. It would be interested to know that these units were sold only in first thirty nine days of its launch.
Honda introduces two new grades in line-up of Honda Mobilio
August 25, 2014: Honda Cars India Ltd. (HCIL), leading manufacturer of premium cars in India, today introduced two new grades of Honda Mobilio V(O) & RS(O) featuring first in segment Audio Video Navigation (AVN) and Rear View Parking Camera. The newly introduced V(O) grade will be positioned on top of the existing E, S and V grade in both Petrol & Diesel. The exclusive sporty RS (Diesel) variant of the Mobilio will have an additional RS (O) grade featuring the AVN and Rear Parking camera. The availability of the RS and RS(O) will begin from mid-September 2014
Honda to export Mobilio in Indonesia
July 29, 2014: After successful launch of MPV Mobilio in both Indonesia and Indian car market, Japanese car maker is exploring the roots of MPV in South African car market. It is reported that the Indian arm of Japanese car maker Honda Cars India Limited is going to export the MPV in South Africa and for this it has started the necessary discussions with African government. Once the talks are finalized the MPV would be exported to South Africa.
Honda launches Mobilio in Maharashtra
July 25, 2014: Japanese car maker Honda Motors after launching Mobilio MPV in Delhi has launched the MPV in Maharashtra with starting price of Rs. 6.49 lakh (ex-showroom price in Mumbai) for petrol variant. The diesel variant has been launched with price tag of Rs. 10.86 lakh (ex-showroom price in Mumbai). The petrol version is empowered with 1.5 litre i-VTEC petrol engine while the diesel variant is equipped with 1.5 litre i-DTEC diesel engine. It would be interested to know that company has so far recorded more than 6500 bookings of Mobilio after it was started from July 8, 2014.
Honda Mobilio records the waiting period of about five months
July 24, 2014: It is reported that Honda Mobilio, the new initiative of Japanese car maker which was launched yesterday has already enjoyed the taste of success quite early before its launch. According to reports company has so far received 5800 bookings for Mobilio since 8th July when the company started the booking of MPV. Mobilio is launched in both petrol and diesel variants and will compete against existing players like Ertiga from MSIL, Innova from Toyota and others.
Honda Mobilio priced Rs. 6.49 lakh (ex-showroom price)
July 23, 204: Honda Cars India Limited, the Indian arm of Japanese car maker Honda Motors has finally launched the Honda Mobilio MPV in Indian car market with starting price of Rs. 6.49 lakh (ex-showroom price in New Delhi). The Mobilio has been launched in both petrol and diesel trims in E,S, and V variants. The petrol variant is empowered with 1.5 litre i-VTEC petrol engine while the diesel variant is equipped with 1.5 litre i-DTEC diesel engine. Both variants are claimed to be fuel efficient variants in their segments delivering an average of 17.9 kmp and 24.2 kmpl respectively.
Honda starts the booking of Mobilio
July 8, 2014: HMIL has started the bookings of its upcoming MPV Mobilio slated to make its debut in Indian car market on July 23, 2014. The MPV would be launched in both petrol and diesel variants. The diesel variant will be empowered with 1.5 litre i-DTEC engine developing the power of 98bhp and torque of 200 Nm, while the petrol variant will be equipped with 1.5 litre i-VTEC engine boosting the power of 117 bhp and torque of 145 Nm. It is claimed to deliver the fuel efficient performance of 24.2 kmpl.
Honda Mobilio landing on July 23, 2014
July 2, 2014: It is reported that Japanese car maker is finally going to launch its highly awaited MPV Mobilio in Indian car market on July 23, 2014. The MPV was showcased during the Indian Auto Expo 2014 and since then it was highly awaited MPV in Indian car market. The Honda Mobilio will be launched in both petrol and diesel variants with petrol variant equipped with 1.5 litre i-VTEC petrol engine coated with 5 speed manual transmission or automatic transmission. The diesel variant will be energized with 1.5 litre diesel i-DTEC engine which will be mated with five speed manual transmission system.
Kapil Sharma promoting Honda Mobilio
June 26, 2014: After adopting the marketing strategy of displaying its highly anticipated and waited MPV Mobilio at different shopping in major cities across the countries. Japanese car maker has engaged comedian Kapil Sharma to promote the MPV in Indian car market. In the commercial of two and half minutes Kapil Sharma is acting as a salesman selling Mobilio to prospective buyers.
Honda Mobilio review by expert
Name of Honda Motors does not require any introduction to introduce itself in world of global auto industry, as the company has give some incredible products to auto industry. It would be interested to learn that the recent launch of company the new Honda City earlier this year and Honda Amaze last year have played an interesting role in strengthening role company’s position in Indian car market. Now after these recent successful launches company has now brought its entry level MPV Mobilio in Indian car market. Prior to this company had showcased the vehicle at Indian Auto Expo 2014 where it succeeded in grabbing the attention of all segments of auto industry. The MPV has been now launched in Indian car market in two trims petrol and diesel, both engines are carried from its elder sibling Honda City. The petrol version is equipped with 1.5 litre i-VTEC petrol engine with displacement capacity of 1497cc. It generates the power of 118bhp at 6600 rpm and torque of 145 Nm at 4600 rpm. The petrol engine is mated to five speed manual gearbox and delivers the fuel efficient performance of 17.9 kmpl on highway and 16.5 kmpl in urban area.
Moving ahead the diesel variant is empowered with 1.5 litre i-DTEC diesel engine with displacement capacity of 1498cc it is also coated with five manual transmission system and generates the power of 98.6 bhp at 3600 rpm and torque of 200 Nm at 1750 rpm. It is designed to deliver the fuel efficiency figure of 24.2 kmpl on highway and 22.5 kmpl in urban area.
Honda Mobilio Mileage and Fuel Efficiency
|Honda Mobilio Models
|Honda Mobilio (Petrol)
|Honda Mobilio (Diesel)
Honda claims that Mobilio would be one of the fuel efficient MPV’s available within the country. According to sources of Honda Mobilio would deliver the same fuel efficient performance as delivered by Amaze.
Honda Mobilio Models and Features
|Honda Mobilio E
||Empowered with 1.5 litre i-VTEC 4 cylinder petrol engine with displacement capacity of 1477 cc. The major features offered in this base variant of MPV are ABS+EBD, LED stop lights, manual air conditioner and wheel covers.|
|Honda Mobilio S
||Apart from being blessed with same engine configuration and equipped with standard features like ABS+EBD, LED stop lights, manual air conditioners and wheel covers. This mid-sized variant carries the additional features like rear air conditioner vents, 2 DIN audio system, and keyless entry. |
|Honda Mobilio V
||The top end variant in petrol trim apart from continuing the common features offered in both based and mid-sized variant embellishes additional features like dual tone interiors, fog lights at both front and rear sides, alloy wheels and driver and passenger air bags.|
|Honda Mobilio Diesel E
||This is the base variant in diesel trim which is equipped with 1.5 litre i-DTEC diesel engine with displacement capacity of 1498cc. The standard features offered in this base variant are rear antenna, ABS+EBD, manual air conditioner, outer door handles, ECO lamp, cup holders, headlight-off reminder etc.|
|Honda Mobilio Diesel S
||Besides being empowered with same engine configuration this variant sports features like rear AC Vents, Rear Defogger, ABS with EBD, 2 DIN audio system, steering mounted audio control, power adjustable ORVMs etc.|
|Honda Mobilio Diesel V
The major features offered in this variant are dual Tone Interiors, Fog Lights on front side, alloy Wheels, driver and passenger airbags, and also features offered in S version.
|Honda Mobilio Diesel RS
This is the top end variant in both the trims which apart from being blessed with all standards luxurious features offered in both all variants also sports projector headlamps, RS badged front grille and many more.
Honda Mobilio power, engine and performance:
As mentioned above the MPV is launched in both petrol and diesel variants with petrol variant equipped with 1.5 litre i-VTEC engine and diesel energized with 1.5 litre i-DTEC diesel engine. The 1.5 litre i-VTEC, 4 cylinder petrol engine will generate the power of 118 bhp at 6600 rpm and torque of 145Nm at 4600 rpm. On the other side the diesel variant is energized with 1.5 litre i-DTEC diesel engine generating the power of 98.6 bhp at 3600 rpm and torque of 200 Nm at 1750 rpm. Both the variants are mated with five speed manual transmissions system and deliver the fuel efficient performance of 17.9 kmpl and 22.5 kmpl respectively.
Honda Mobilio pick up and acceleration:
The petrol version of Mobilio is able to accelerate the top speed of 160 kmph and picks the speed from standstill to 100 kmph within the span of 14 seconds. On the other side the diesel variant accelerates the top speed of 165 kmph and touches the mark of 100 kmph in 16 seconds.
Honda Mobilio Interiors and Features:
The MPV from Honda is based on its elder siblings City and therefore carries the perfect mix of the sedan. The interiors receive dual color treatment. The major features adorned in interiors include three spoke steering wheel, powerful air conditioner, high defined music system. The rear portion of interiors receive spacious cabin for second seat passenger and third seat passengers. The comfort features offered in interiors apart from spacious cabin includes sufficient space for head and leg room, fuel consumption display, headlight height adjuster, electronic adjustable ORVMs, and various others.
Honda Mobilio Exteriors and Features:
As mentioned at various places above the MPV is perfect mix of City sedan. The front fascia receives the same look as offered in Amaze. The chrome has been integrated on honeycomb grille followed by Honda;s badge in the centre. The honeycomb grille further carries rounded headlamps along with turn indicators. Apart from this the front fascia also receives fog lamps placed below the honeycomb grille. Moving towards the side profile it has been developed with body colored ORVMs followed by turn indicators. Moving towards the rear portion it is same with other existing MPVs which means taillights and turn indicators along with small grille placed about the reflector.
Honda Mobilio safety features:
While developing this entry level MPV company had paid proper attention towards integration of necessary safety measures in it. The MPV sports ABS+EBD, engine immobilizer, keyless entry system, fog lamps, dual airbags and few mandatory safety measures.
Honda Mobilio driving and handling:
With an objective to provide smooth driving experience to customers and retain proper control on their vehicle company has offered disc brakes for front wheels and drum brakes for rear wheels. To offer proper control on vehicle it has been blessed with superior quality suspension system which facilitates the driver to drive properly on rugged roads.
Honda Mobilio Accessories:
Mobilio is equipped with high defined audio system with supportive speakers, audio controls are mounted on steering wheel, the audio supports connectivity with USB. Additional accessories offered with Mobilio are ECO lamp, USB and AUX-in etc.