The Japanese automaker Honda has been known for its long and exclusive range of car's which greatly appeals the buyers with their competitive price. One of these cars is the Honda Mobilio, which is a seven-seater mini MPV and was first produced by the Japanese automaker Honda in 2001. The car was revived again in 2013 with major changes and was based on the Honda Brio platform and there was a sportier variant christened as Honda Mobilio RS launched in 2014 by the Honda Prospect Motor Indonesia. Honda Mobilio RS was restyled to look more sporty by adding stylish and modern features like rear and lower side spoilers, projector lamps with DRL (Daytime running lamp) and sportier 15” alloy wheels, etc. The car comes in two trim levels - the Honda Mobilio S-Type and E-Type, which are further divided in the type of transmission where the S-Type is fitted with a manual transmission and E-Type is available in manual and CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission) options. The car is pumped by a 1.5-litre SOHC (Single Overhead Camshaft) 4 cylinder i-VTEC (intelligent-Variable Timing and Lift Electronic Control) engine with DBW (Drive By Wire) technology, which offers you a maximum power of 118PS at 6600 rpm and a maximum torque of 145Nm at 4600 rpm. The interior designing of the car is done to offer an ample amount of comfort within the compact amount of space available and is given a sporty touch. Safety employed in the car is worth the price you pay for the car, which includes features like the ABS (Antilock Braking System), EBD (Electronic Brake-Force Distribution), engine immobilizer, pedestrian protection system, automatic lock system with speed, side impact beam, dual SRS airbag, wave key and pretensioner with load limiter seatbelt. The elegant and sophisticated mini MPV is well-fed with comfort and is priced very competitively.
Powered by a 1.5-litre SOHC 4 cylinder, 16 Valve i-VTEC + DBW engine the mini MPV presents you with a purely desirable fuel economy of 13.8 km/l for the city routes while 17.3 km/l for highways.
The car fitted with a 1.5-litre SOHC 4 cylinder i-VTEC + DBW engine along with maintaining its high fuel economy allows you to extract a maximum power of 118PS at 6600 rpm and a maximum torque of 145Nm at 4600 rpm.
Honda Mobilio is a car designed to give a highly fuel efficient and comfortable drive and is not meant to amaze in terms of acceleration or speed but still the car fetches you a decent acceleration reaching a speed of 100km/h from naught in a decent 15 seconds of time with a top speed of 140 km/h.
Exterior designing of the car is a sector where science and art needs to be blended with aerodynamic calculations, which the exterior designers have sincerely concentrated on while designing Honda Mobilio. The car features an elegant and stylish body design, which goes well with the trend. The attributes like the eye shaped halogen headlamps, exclusive radiator grille design with the Honda emblem embossed on the tough chrome partition, wide and robust front bumper and framed structures enclosing circular foglamp consoles derive an elegant and appealing front look to the car. The rear design of the car is given a sporty impression by the attributes like the sporty rear lamps, tailgate spoiler and rear wiper. Other than these the 15” alloy wheels, roof rails and the sporty side spoilers makes the car look more trendy and impressive.
The exterior dimensions of the decently designed car expressed in the form of L x w x H are 4386mm x 1683mm x 1603mm. These are very compact for an MPV but serves the purpose.
The interior design incorporated in the car is configured to offer an ample amount of comfort with a good space and some technical features to add to the pleasure of the drive. The interiors are crafted precisely with ergonomically configured driving controls, compact and well-lit infotainment system, 3-spoke steering wheel with audio controls, rear parking camera and 6.1 inch touchscreen multi information LCD display. Along with this, there are features like the power windows, power outlet, AC double blower and black coloured interiors which maintains a pleasurable ambiance.
Comfort is one of the utmost priority when it comes to the interiors of the car. In Honda Mobilio this part is added to the cabins with the features like the large black fabric seats, efficient air-conditioning system with dual blower, sunvisor with vanity mirror, audio control on steering wheels, armrests, many convenient storage compartments, footrest, cup holder, seat back pocket, power windows and footrest. The seating arrangement consists of the 2nd row with one touch tumble seat and sliding seat with 2nd and 3rd seat fold and tumble.
The Honda Mobilio has ample head and legroom for all its occupants despite of its compact design. The 3rd row seats are also fairly comfortable but tall people might face a problem. The boot space is a decent 223-litres which can carry you routine luggage with ease.
The efficient MPV comes alive from a 1.5-litre SOHC (Single Overhead Camshaft) 4 cylinder i-VTEC (intelligent-Variable Timing and Lift Electronic Control) engine with DBW (Drive By Wire) technology. Maximum power and torque output displayed by the engine are 118PS at 6600 rpm and 145Nm at 4600 rpm respectively. The efficient engine is mated to a manual or CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission) according to the variant chosen, which along with the engine produces an acceleration value for which the car attains a speed of 100 km/h from naught in 15 sec and a top speed of 140 km/h.
Adding to the list of stereo and accessories the car incorporates a high quality sound system with tweeter speakers, which lets you enjoy your favorite genres, 6.1-inch Touchscreen Monitor and entertainment packages like AM/FM Radio, Single Disc MP3/WMA, DVD/CD player with USB port and AUX input and connect with iPhone App Mode, which needs an additional cable. This list further adds to the comfort of the occupants of the car.
The rollers on which the car runs are the 15-inch alloy wheels, which along with providing strength, adds to the aesthetic value of the car's exterior. The tyres worn by the wheels have the dimensions printed on them, which reads 185/65 R15.
The desirable and controlled resistance offered to the acceleration of the car is a result of the braking system comprising of front ventilated discs and rear drum brakes. Preciseness is added to the braking operation by ABS (Antilock Braking System) and EBD (Electronic Braking System). The car's body is supported on a suspension system consisting of McPherson Strut at the front and Torsion Beam at the rear and Passive Twin-Tube Gas Filled type shock absorbers.
Cocooning its passengers with an envelope of safety features is one of the major concerns of any car maker. Honda Mobilio is equipped with some advanced safety features like the precise braking assists including ABS (Antilock Braking System) and EBD (Electronic Brake-Force Distribution), engine immobilizer, pedestrian protection system, automatic lock system based on the speed of the car, alarm system, side impact beam, dual SRS airbag, wave key and pretensioner with load limiter seatbelt.