We can now finally hear the bells ringing for the entry of Honda's first ever MPV in India, Mobilio. The MPV will hit the showrooms mid of next month as Honda India cars has launched the website for Mobilio showing the images of the feature rich top variant which is likely to be called VX variant similar to its other siblings.
After Honda Amaze, Mobilio will become the third car to be based on Brio platform in India and hence shares the front nose and eyes with its siblings. However Honda has made significant changes to the face of this MPV which gives it a much dynamic face and rear end.
The interiors are also quite similar to that of Amaze but the three row seating arrangement makes it a completely different proposition. With the pictures, you can assume, Mobilio to be much spacious car than Ertiga and will surely be a good competitor for Innova as well. The middle row will have a split seating of 60:40 while its 50: 50 for the last row.
The pictures of Mobilio show it to be equipped with 15-inches alloy wheels,black diffusers on front and rear bumper, front fog lights, rear washer with wiper, rear parking camera.
The 360 degree view inside on the website shows similar bottle holders and dual tone interiors of Amaze with premium features such as steering mounted controls, driver seat height adjuster and all new touchscreen infotainment center in the central console which also features Bluetooth connectivity and navigation system.
Mobilio will share its both 1.5L petrol and diesel engines with City.
The petrol unit has a power and torque output of 118bhp and 145Nm while the diesel unit is capable of churning a power and torque output of 98bhp and 200Nm respectively. The diesel engine comes equipped with a six speed manual gearbox while petrol version is mated with a five-speed manual gearbox and CVT.
With an aggressive price tag, Mobilio might become the next best selling MPV in India.