Updated: July 17, 2014 10:22:49 pm
The launch of Honda’s much anticipated multi-purpose vehicle- Mobilio, is just around the corner. Seeing the enthusiasm and interest that has been building around the Mobilio brand lately, it is anyone’s guess that if priced right, this will be a huge hit for its maker in India. Considering that Honda has recently started taking advance bookings for the Mobilio, we are expecting it go on sale for general public in a couple of week’s time.
If you happen to be one amongst those who have been tirelessly waiting for the car, then you can book a Mobilio for an initial payment of Rs. 50,000 across any Honda dealership in India. The bookings have commenced for the Mobilio in 4 different variants and dealers are quoting deliveries to start any time in between next 3 to 5 weeks.
The Mobilio is Honda’s attempt to provide Indian masses with a car that is value for money and comes with feature-laden and spacious interiors, while also managing to seat and move 7 individuals together in comfort. Contemporarily styled exteriors clubbed with frugal yet fuel efficient engines and a promised fuss-free Honda ownership is all what the Mobilio requires to have an edge over its competition. From what we have seen so far, the Honda Mobilio clearly appears to be surefooted in that regard to say the least.
On mechanical front, the Mobilio will be offered in a petrol or a diesel engine. The petrol variant of Mobilio will come with the same i-VTEC petrol unit as seen on the new City. The engine has a power rating of 119 PS with 145Nm of torque on offer. Likewise, the diesel variant of the Mobilio will also feature family’s 1.5 litre i-DTEC engine that does duty on the Amaze and the City. This diesel engine produces 100PS of power output and 200Nm of torque. Thanks to the engine’s proven track record on the Amaze and the City, Honda is already boasting the Mobilio as the most fuel efficient vehicle in its segment.
When launched the Mobilio will go neck and neck with its arch-rival, the Maruti Suzuki Ertiga. Not to mention, life is about to get tougher for lesser selling MPVs like the Chevrolet Enjoy and the Nissan Evalia, too. And dare we say it may also eat a bit of market share from the segment benchmark, the Toyota Innova. That, only time will tell.
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