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Honda Mobilio MPV launching next month- 10 important features

Honda Mobilio MPV

Honda India is all set to launch its much-anticipated compact MPV- the Mobilio in the country in July, 2014. Unveiled at the 2014 Indian Auto Expo, the Mobilio MPV will directly compete against the likes of Maruti Ertiga, Chevrolet Enjoy and Toyota Innova. [Also Read: Honda Mobilio Vs Toyota Innova]

  1. Spaciousness: It is a three-row, seven-seater MPV which is based on the versatile Honda Brio’s platform. It is claimed to be the most spacious compact MPV in its league. The company has given special attention to its third row which is said to offer enough legroom and headroom for two adults.
  2. Styling: Honda Mobilio shares its exterior as well interior styling with its smaller siblings- Amaze and Brio. Even, the interior components are shared with the Brio hatch including dashboard and centre console.
  3. Engine: It will be made available in both petrol and diesel guise. While the petrol version will get the 1.5-litre i-VTEC, the oil burner will be powered by the 1.5-litre i-DTEC engine.
  4. Power: The petrol engine churns out a maximum power output of 117bhp and a peak torque of 145PS, the oil burner produces 98bhp and 200Nm of torque.
  5. Transmission: It will also come with automatic transmission option. While the diesel powered Mobilio will sport a five-speed manual gearbox, the petrol model is likely to be offered in a five-speed manual and CVT gearbox.
  6. Fuel Efficiency/Mileage: It is claimed to be the most fuel efficient MPV in its league. With 1.5-litre i-DTEC diesel engine, the Honda Mobilio is expected to return an impressive fuel economy of around 24.2kmpl. The diesel model gets the 1.5-litre i-VTEC engine that also powers the City sedan. Surprisingly, this engine returns an impressive mileage of 17.3kmpl.
  7. Dimensions: Honda Mobilio measures 4386mm in length, 1680mm in width and 1610mm in height, making it larger than its closest competitor Ertiga which is 4265mm long. It has a large ground clearance of 189mm which makes easier to drive it through rugged Indian roads.
  8. Interior Quality: Based on the “Man Maximum Machine Minimum” philosophy, the Honda Mobilio will get a spacious and quality interior. The plastic quality and fit & finish is top notch and is expected to be better than its contemporaries.
  9. Safety Features: The Honda Mobilio is likely to get several advanced safety features such as ABS (anti-lock braking system) with EBD (Electronic Brake-Force Distribution), airbags, central locking, engine immobilizer and others. The vehicle is expected to get driver side airbag and ABS as standard features just like City sedan.
  10. Comfort & Convenience: The Honda Mobilio will get manual air conditioner with rear AC vents, multi-functional steering wheel, rear armrest, driver height adjustable seats and utility spaces such as cup holders, door pockets, seat back pockets, etc. The top spec model is likely to get the automatic climate control with rear AC vents and heater. [Read More : Honda Mobilio Vs Maruti Suzuki Ertiga]

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