Honda to locally assemble Africa Twin in India    Jeep unveiled in India, launch in second half of 2016    Nissan targets 5% market share in India    Renault Kwid sales exceed 1 lakh units in India    Tata Hexa, Kite 5 and Nexon are production ready

2014 Honda Mobilio India 2

Soaring high on the success of the all new City, Honda showcased the upcoming Mobilio MPV at the ongoing 2014 Auto Expo. The Mobilio is based on the Brio platform and was first showcased at the Indonesian Motor Show earlier in 2013. Also on display at the Honda stall is the new City sedan, the fourth generation Jazz and the Vision XS-1 crossover concept that will be the basis for a future vehicle.

The Mobilio is the third car to emerge from the Brio platform after the Brio hatchback and Amaze sedan. The front is strikingly similar to the Brio, with a redesigned front grille and bumper. The chrome grille looks just about right and nothing over the top. The sharp lines from the Brio are carried forward on the Mobilio as well giving it a sporty character; something new for an MPV in India. The side profile is distinctively similar to the Amaze. However, the real change starts from the B-pillar where the body style transforms into an MPV. The car looks well proportioned especially at the rear and the wraparound tail lamps deserve a special mention making the MPV look quite premium.

Powering the Honda Mobilio is a 1.5-litre i-VTEC petrol engine found on the City producing 118 BHP of power, while the 1.5-litre Earth Dreams i-DTEC diesel engine producing 100 BHP of power will also be available. The diesel should be the volume puller and Honda intends to capture the MPV market share from competitors like the Toyota Innova and Maruti Suzuki Ertiga. Expect the efficiency figures to be above 20 km/l on the diesel variant.

The influence of the Brio and the Amaze is quite evident on the interior as well. The large windows on the Mobilio also make the cabin feel airy. The first and the second row can seat passengers in decent comfort, while the third row is rather spacious and can accommodate two full sized adults. The boot also offers decent storage space and can be amplified by folding the third row of seats.

The Japanese manufacturer had a successful run in 2013 with the launch of the Amaze and received rave reviews for the all new City. Honda expects to get the same response this year for the Mobilio, which will be followed by the launch of the fourth generation Jazz in the country. Prices are expected to begin at Rs. 7.50 lakhs for the petrol, going up to Rs. 12 lakhs for the top-end diesel. The Honda Mobilio will be manufactured at the Tapukara plant, Rajasthan, which will most likely begin operations around April this year followed by sales soon after.

2014 Honda Mobilio India 9

2014 Honda Mobilio India 8

2014 Honda Mobilio India 5

2014 Honda Mobilio India 1

2014 Honda Mobilio India 3

2014 Honda Mobilio India 6

2014 Honda Mobilio India 7

2014 Honda Mobilio India 4

Comments on this entry are closed.

  • Antony

    amaze is a nice car, but the sheetmetal is really thin and light. Amaze does not feel strong like polo, Punto, or Figo. Hope mobilio is not too light like amaze.

  • ashish

    i would appreciate more pics of mobilo..

  • Ninu

    pics of last rows?

  • Vidurar

    Dump the primitive dash & awful chrome garnish first. Then we’ll talk.

2016 Yamaha R3 Test Ride Review

2016 Yamaha R3 Test Ride Review

February 2, 2016    Adwait

The Yamaha R3 is a much more composed bike rather than a purpose oriented race machine Yamaha has finally entered into the quarter-litre sportbike segment with the YZF-R25 and YZF-R3. While other Asian markets get the 250cc version, Yamaha Motor India fortunately offers us the bigger brother – the R3. The bike was long due […]

Honda Drive To Discover 6 – Royal Exploration

Honda Drive To Discover 6 – Royal Exploration

February 1, 2016    Javeid Khan

The CR-V, City, Jazz did well amid rugged conditions in Honda’s latest Drive to Discover Barely before the dust had settled as we moved into the new year, Honda was ready with the first event of 2016. The ‘Honda Drive To Discover’, now into its 6th season, is all about exploring the country while experiencing […]

Maruti Swift vs Mahindra KUV100 vs Hyundai Grand i10 – Comparison Video

Maruti Swift vs Mahindra KUV100 vs Hyundai Grand i10 – Comparison Video

January 30, 2016    Javeid Khan

Catch All The Latest Videos, Subscribe To   Further Reading – Mahindra KUV100 Review Hyundai Grand i10 Diesel Review Hyundai Grand i10 Petrol Review Maruti Swift Review Tata Bolt vs Maruti Swift Hyundai Grand i10 vs Tata Bolt vs Maruti Swift Hyundai Grand i10 vs Tata Bolt vs Maruti Swift – Video

Suzuki Gixxer vs Honda CB Hornet 160R – Shootout

Suzuki Gixxer vs Honda CB Hornet 160R – Shootout

January 27, 2016    Faisal Khan

Shootout: Suzuki Gixxer vs Honda CB Hornet 160R; Shootout No. 145 Price OTR Mumbai: Rs. 89,836-91,004/- (Suzuki Gixxer), Rs. 92,222-97,226/- (Honda CB Hornet 160R) These two motorcycles are the best offerings in the 150cc commuter space and are fun to ride Competition in the 150cc segment has always been at its peak and there is […]

Return to Top ▲Return to Top ▲