The Honda Mobilio is a 7 seater MPV (Multi Purpose Vehicle) offering from the Japanese carmaker and is powered by 1.5 litre petrol and 1.5 litre diesel engines mated to 5 speed manual transmissions. Measuring slightly more than four metres, the Mobilio does not avail the excise benefits. With a wheelbase of 2,652 mm, engineers were able to add a third row of seats. For added comfort, each row gets their own AC vents. Based on the Amaze and Brio's platform, the Mobilio has a number of cubbyholes and storage spaces in all rows to keep essentials while on the move. For the diesel powered Mobilio, there is an RS variant which comes with cosmetic updates like projector headlamps, spoiler etc, that enhance the appeal of the MPV
Diesel variants come with ABS as standard
Third row also has cup holders for added convenience of the occupants
Instrument cluster offers wide variety of information and clear readouts
The Honda Mobilio is an MPV that measures 4,386 in length, 1,683 in width and 1,603 in height. With a wheelbase of 2,652 mm, the MPV has room for six adults with two in the third row. The front chrome slat enhances the road presence of the Mobilio. A rear defogger and the spoiler mounted LED tail lamp improves road visibility for other drivers. The MPV rides on 185/65 section tyres, mounted on 15-inch steel or alloy wheels depending on the variant. The RS gets a sporty design for the alloy wheel.
Inside the Honda Mobilio, there is enough space for six adults. The third row has just enough legroom and headroom for adults. The one-touch tumble seats to get into the third row adds to the convenience. The dashboard is neatly laid out with average plastic quality while a beige/black combination offers an airy perception along with the beige fabric seats. The Mobilio also gets a 2 DIN touchscreen infotainment system on the upper variants and has USB, AUX-in and Bluetooth connectivity with steering mounted audio controls. It also has an option of a 2 DIN audio unit which does not have Bluetooth connectivity and an integrated reverse parking camera but has the rest of the features.
The Honda Mobilio is powered by two engines, a 1,497 cc i-VTEC petrol and a 1,498 cc i-DTEC diesel. Power and torque generated in the petrol variants of the MPV are 117.3 hp at 6,600 rpm and 145Nm at 4,600 rpm. On the other hand, the diesel unit produces 98.6hp at 3,600 and 200Nm at 1,750 rpm. Both engines are responsive but the diesel engine is noisy with a significant amount of diesel clatter filtering through to the cabin.
The Honda Mobilio is offered with a 5-speed gearbox for both engines. The gearbox is refined and gear changes are seamless with minimal shift shocks. That said, an automatic for both engines would've given more options to the consumers.
The Honda Mobilio comes with dual front airbags on all variants and ABS is standard on all diesel trims. Along with this, the MPV also gets a lighter, but stronger ACE body structure that has impact absorbing crumple zones for added occupant safety.
The Honda Mobilio has a rated mileage of 17.3 km/l for the petrol variants, 24.2 km/l for the diesel variants and 24.5 km/l for the RS diesel variant. All figures are impressive, considering the Mobilio is a fairly large 7 seater MPV.