Indonesia – More Honda Mobilio (Brio MPV) images leak online
Nithyanandh K, As a toddler, those wheeled machinery fascinated me even before I knew what they’re called as! So here I'm, petrolhead by birth, Mechanical engineer by qualification and automotive reporter by profession!
We brought you the first visuals of the Honda Brio based MPV which, according to the media, has been christened as the Honda Mobolio last week.
Here are two more leaked images of the Honda Mobilio uploaded by our friends at Autonetmagz.com. The image quality is poor but you get the basic knowledge of the car’s appearance.
The Mobilio will be pitted against the leading compact MPVs in Indonesia like the Toyota Avanza, Daihatsu Xenia and Suzuki Ertiga. It receives its world debut at the IIMS 2013 that is set to begin on September 19th in Jakarta.
The MPV is instantly recognizable as a member of the Brio family. The grill element is more prominent than the ones on the Brio and the Amaze but the headlamps are more or less similar.
In profile, the Mobilio carries a typical compact MPV silhouette with the rear characterized by a slightly tapered windscreen. It manages to have a proper MPV stance in spite of relying on a compact hatchback for its foundations.
The engine option confirmed for Indonesia is the 1.5 litre i-VTEC petrol engine available on the City. As far as India is concerned, the 1.5 litre i-DTEC diesel engine that drives the Amaze would be the ‘assassin’ in the variant mix.
The Honda Mobilio will make its Indian debut sometime next year. A premiere at the 2014 Auto Expo looks likely.