Wednesday, April 09, 2014
By John Andrew
Honda Mobilio to emerge as tough contender in MPV segment
Honda Mobilio the upcoming MPV from Japanese auto giant has been in limelight since its inception in the Indian Auto Expo 2014. The most interesting fact associated with Honda Mobilio is that with its launch Honda Motors will mark its presence in MPV segment and therefore it is speculated that its launch will also be a new achievement for company. Moreover with increasing demand of MPVs and SUVs in Indian car market Mobilio from Honda Motors is been keenly awaited by car aspirants. With this the recent launches from Honda namely new Honda City, Amaze, expectation of Honda Motors are also high with launch of this upcoming MPV.
The upcoming MPV will be offered in petrol and diesel trims with petrol engine be empowered through 1.5 litre petrol engine while the diesel be equipped with 1.5 litre turbo charged engine. Both engines will be coated with 5 speed manual transmission system. It is mainly designed on platform of its elder sibling Amaze and Brio and is claimed to deliver a fuel efficient performance of 25.8 kmpl.
Industry experts believe that after launch Honda Mobilio will be tough contender to dominating MPVs like Toyota Innova and Maruti Ertiga. The launch of Mobilio is expected to take place by the end of this year may be sometimes during the festive season of Diwali.