According to the recent reports on the internet Honda is all set to introduce the facelift Mobilio in the Indian market. The Mobilio is direct rival of the Maruti Suzuki Ertiga and perhaps is the only MPV which was able to give some stiff competition to Maruti’s Ertiga.
The Honda Mobilio was launched back in 2013 and it was able to impress the crowd with its spacious interior great handling and ride quality. But recently the MPV segment of India has taken a back seat as the sale of the MPV has dwindled down in recent years because of the increasing demand of the compact SUV. Honda recently updated the Amaze compact sedan and Brio hatchback and they are also all set to introduce the City facelift as well soon in the Indian market which also happens to be their best selling product.
Recently the first set of spy images of the facelift Mobilio surfaced online recently in Indonesia where the updated facelift variant will be launched soon. Today we have collected all the information available at this moment about the refreshed Mobilio MPV.
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The following information are based on spyshots
If we talk about changes then the Mobilio MPV does not get any major updates in its exterior. The biggest change comes in the form of new redesigned headlamps which looks a lot sharper and also smaller than the current Mobilio. The pre-facelift Mobilio have larger headlamps which actually looks little odd. The other changes to the front come in the form of a new wider chrome grille. The newly designed headlamps also gets new integrated LED daytime running lamps towards the lower portion of the headlamp. The side profile of the MPV does not get any change not even on the sheet metal although expect it to get a newly designed wheels. Coming to the rear profile although the rear profile is not showcased in these spy image but expect it to get newly designed taillamps as well.
Although no details of the interior are available at this moment. The Mobilio facelift might get new upholstery and also perhaps some additional features. We will definitely update you with more details as soon as the Mobilio is launched here.
If we talk about drivetrain then do not expect the Indian spec Mobilio MPV to get any change under the hood, Thus it will be powered by the same powered by the City’s 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine which produces about 119 PS of peak power at 6600 rpm and 145 Nm of peak torque at 4600 rpm, the engine is paired to a 5-speed manual gearbox and a CVT transmission. The diesel variant gets the 1.5-liter i-DTEC producing 100 PS of peak power at 3600 rpm and 200 Nm of torque at 1750 rpm. The diesel engine is paired to a 6 speed gearbox.
As far as the pricing is concerned expect the Honda Mobilio to be priced slightly higher than the current variant.
Although not much details of the Mobilio is available at this moment but expect it get some exterior as well as interior updates which will help it to stay in the market until and unless the new generation MPV is launched by the Japanese manufacturer.
Like we already mentioned above the Mobilio sales has dwindled over the last few years, even Honda has given huge discounts on the MPV model to0 increase sales.
We will definitely update you with more details as soon as the MPV is launched in the Indian market.