Honda had earlier showcased the Mobilio interiors with faux wood panels and the AVN package that offered a different look to the cabin from its siblings (the Brio and Amaze). The AVN package came with a touchscreen infotainment system that supported various features like navigation, reverse camera screen as well as a conventional audio and video system. There was also faux wood trims on the dashboard and doors, leather seats, lit side step and fog lamps on our test car. However, after being flanked by criticism, the Japanese automaker has now completely dropped the idea of offering the same on the production-spec model. These features were optional and were set to be offered on the V (O) variant.
The inclusion of faux wood panels and the touchscreen system seemed like an afterthought on the Mobilio. While the MPV will not get these features as standard, Honda will offer the same to customers as an optional accessory to get retrofitted on their vehicles at the dealer level. The company currently offers the faux wood panels for the Amaze and considering that the Mobilio shares its interiors with the former, extending the package will not be an issue for dealers.
However, while the regular models will have to get these features at an additional cost, the AVN package might be offered as standard on the RS models that is scheduled to be launched three months later down the year. This will also bring in a better differentiating factor between the variants. The Mobilio now gets the dual-tone beige and black interiors with a 2-DIN audio system with USB and AUX connectivity that is also seen on the Amaze and Brio.
The Honda Mobilio has arrived at dealerships across the country, while the marketing and promotional activities are in full swing. The MPV will be offered in 3 trims namely E, S and V and will come with the 1.5-litre petrol engine producing 119 PS and the 1.5-litre diesel engine producing 100 PS. The MPV returns an ARAI certified fuel efficiency of 17.3 km/l on the petrol and 24.2 km/l on the diesel. Honda will officially launch the Mobilio on 23rd July across the country.