Honda's first 7 seater MPV for India comes in the form of the Mobilio and is available in two engine options of a 1.5-litre petrol (from the City sedan) and a 1.5-litre diesel (from the Amaze and City sedans). Both the engine options get a standard 5-speed manual transmission only. The ARAI certified economy for the petrol version stands at a segment best 17.3kmpl while for the diesel, it is quoted as 24.2kmpl, again a segment best.
The Mobilio is based on the same Brio platform as the Amaze. However, in this case, the wheelbase has been extended by as much as 247mm over the Amaze and this liberates acres of room on the inside. The Mobilio is a genuine 7 seater with even the last row being comfortable for two average sized adults. As expected, the Mobilio comes with the same cabin design as the Amaze, however, the top end versions get wooden inserts and a touch screen audio system to spice up things. Space remains a strong point here and the second row can be adjusted for leg room. Both the second and third rows can also be reclined and everyone gets their individual bottle / cup holders across the rows.
On the outisde, the Mobilio looks like the Amaze as far as front treatment is concerned but Honda has cleverly given the Mobilio a different grille and a sporty looking bumper. The RS version futher looks bling with projector lamps, new bumpers, body kit etc. The Mobilio also gets taller 15-inch wheels as compared to 14 for the Brio / Amaze and this has also helped to bump up the ground clearance to 189mm. At the back, the Mobilio differs from the regular MPVs we see in India and does look pleasing to the eyes.
As of now, there is no AT on offer but Honda might introduce this at a later stage as per customer demand.
Take a look at the launch video here: