The Brio-based Honda Mobilio has certainly pleased many even before the launch and is expected to continue the success streak after the Amaze and City sedans for the Japanese automaker in India. The front-wheel drive 7-seater Mobilio ticks all the right boxes to be a leader in the MPV segment and has also turned out to be the most fuel efficient vehicle in its segment, returning an ARAI certified mileage of 17.3 km/l for the petrol and 24.2 km/l for the diesel version.
The Honda Mobilio is powered by the 1.5-litre i-VTEC petrol engine that comes from the City sedan and returns a fuel efficiency of 17.3 km/l. The engine produces 119 PS of power and 145 Nm of torque. The diesel variant on the other hand is powered by the 1.5-litre i-DTEC engine with ‘Earth Dreams’ technology that produces 100 PS of power and 200 Nm of torque and returns a fuel efficiency of 24.2 km/l, making it the most fuel efficient MPV in the country, by far. Both the power plants are paired to a 5-speed manual transmission.
Way ahead in terms of fuel economy, the Mobilio has easily outperformed the competition, while also making its way into the top 10 most fuel efficient vehicle list. Honda has slotted the Mobilio between the Maruti Suzuki Ertiga and Toyota Innova, and the MPV also rivals the Chevrolet Enjoy, Mahindra Xylo and Nissan Evalia in the segment. We drove the Mobilio last week and were thoroughly impressed by the driving dynamics; performance and interior space the MPV offers.
While prices are yet to be revealed, the Honda Mobilio is certainly looking to be a value for money package that will attract a lot of buyers. Honda will also launch the RS kitted version of the Mobilio later this year that will add a sporty touch to the MPV along with premium looks and features inside the cabin. The Mobilio is expected to be priced from Rs. 6.5 lakhs onwards for the base petrol version with four variants on offer namely E, S, V and V(O) and will be launched on 23rd July, 2014. Check out our complete review HERE.