Honda is leaving no stone unturned to promote its much-awaited Mobilio MPV in the country. The company has started taking customer previews for the car, which was unveiled at the 2014 Indian Auto Expo. Honda today showcased the vehicle to Ghaziabad Public at the Shipra Mall, Indrapuram. The Honda Mobilio will be showcased to public of about 14 cities of the country, and this process will end by 15-17 August in Chennai.
The Honda Mobilio will go on sale next month, and this could be the move to identify the prospective buyers. It will compete against the likes of Maruti Suzuki Ertiga, Chevrolet Enjoy and the Toyota Innova. The Mobilio will costs around Rs. 50,000 more than its closest rival Eriga and is expected to be priced in the range of Rs. 6.2-9 lakh. The trial production of the MPV has already been started at the company’s Greater Noida production plant.
Based on the extended Brio platform, the Honda Mobilio measures 4,390mm in length, 1,680mm in width and 1,610mm in height, and it has a large wheelbase of 2650mm. The company has specifically worked on the third row seats and it is claimed to be more spacious than its closest competitor Ertiga. The MPV has a ground clearance of 185mm which is better than most of the so-called SUVs of the country.
The new Honda Mobilio MPV will come in both petrol and diesel guise. While the petrol model will be powered by the 1.5-litre i-VTEC engine producing 116bhp, the oil burner will get the 1.5-litre i-DTEC engine that produces 99bhp. Both the engines will be paired to a five-speed manual transmission gearbox, while the petrol model might also get the CVT gearbox.