Honda Cars India has reportedly stopped the production of MPV Mobilio in India. The decision has been taken due to poor sales of the Mobilio, leading to discontinuation of production. This information was first disclosed by BTVi on the social media platform Twitter. The 7 seater MPV Mobilio was launched in 2014 and its petrol version was selling at Rs 7.38 Lakh while the diesel version was priced at Rs 8.88 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi) recently. The MPV is available in four variants- E,S, V, V(O) variants petrol and diesel variants, while and RS, RS(O) is with a diesel engine only.
A quick check with Ace Honda, a dealership of Honda revealed that the Mobilio is not available with them at all for sale as they do not have any stocks. However, the Mobilio could be available for sales in some company dealerships till stocks are cleared completely.
The Mobilio is powered by a 1.5-litre i-VTEC petrol and 1.5-litre i-DTEC diesel mated to a 5 -speed transmission. The 1.5 litre petrol variant produces 118 hp of power and 145 Nm of torque, while 1.5 litre diesel engine is based on Honda’s latest Earth Dreams Technology that delivers 98 hp of power and 200Nm of torque.
After its launch in 2014, Honda Mobilio struggled to keep the sales books flipping through. In January 2017, the manufacturer sold 1,575 units in the entire utility segment which includes BR-V, Mobilio and CRV.
This however, does not mean the end of road for the Mobilio brand as the company is planning to launch the 2017 Mobilio, with cosmetic updates. The new Honda Mobilio is expected to get the same 1.5 litre petrol and diesel engines. However the petrol might get the CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission) gearbox. Honda Mobilio competes with the likes of the Maruti Suzuki Ertiga in its segment.