Video walkaround – Honda Mobilio MPV at IIMS 2013

Posted on: Sep 28, 2013 - 1:43pm IST

The Honda Mobilio was unveiled at the Indonesian auto show earlier this month and here’s an enthusiast video from Youtube. User Salim Wibowo has made a low-resolution video walkaround of the car. This is the first time we are getting to see the car on film as Honda hasn’t released official videos from the show.

The Mobilio may look like an Amaze or a Brio from the front, and that’s no coincidence. The MPV is based on the Brio platform and was developed by Honda’s engineering teams in Indonesia and Thailand to meet the low price MPV demand in ASEAN countries and India.

[Head to YouTube if you’re unable to watch the video above.]

The Mobilio’s wheelbase which stands at 2,650mm is 245mm longer than the Amaze. While the Amaze ducks under the 4m overall length barrier, the Mobilio measures an Ertiga-matching 4,390mm. Unlike the other two relatives, the roofline and the car, with a 185mm ground clearance, is 105mm taller than the Amaze.

Indonesia would be the launch market for the Mobilio. The car would be made at Honda’s new plant in West Java from next year onwards with a 1.5-liter petrol engine. Manual and automatic gearboxes would be available. When the car launches in India at a later stage next year, it will have the 1.5L diesel option too.

Honda Mobilio rear three quarters 2
The Honda Mobilio will enter production next year in Indonesia.

There is a lot of commonality between the Amaze and the Mobilio in the interior department. The  dashboard is a carryover and so are the bucket seats. You can note from the video that even with the three rows of seats taking their usual places, there’s a considerable level of luggage space.

We expect the Mobilio to be present at the Auto Expo in Noida next year.

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6 thoughts on “Video walkaround – Honda Mobilio MPV at IIMS 2013

  1. Manish says:

    When Maruti have nothing exciting they play with people’s mentality know as ” Old Man’s Fear ” . Who ever comes to see maruti and talks about competition tell them, that the service is not good, the components are very expensive or the maintenance cost is very high.

    I have used maruti and take my words, the service is pathetic. They focus on sales and increase the number of showrooms to sell but they don’t compliment this sales figures to open new service points. Hence the engg who can service 6-7cars satisfactory in a day’s time is pushed to serive 20-25cars. Imagine the quality of service. Even I had taken this matter with Maruti Delhi but they are big company, out of reach of their customer, so no response.

    In my life span, I am going to use atleast 5-6 cars and i am sure I will like to try the best of the lot.

    Fiat n Ambassador also use the same technique when Maruti where new, what is the current situation of Fiat n Ambi. Truth can never be hidden.

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  2. Deepak Chablani says:

    Very impressive !!! Looks very spacious compared to Ertiga, the styling is aggressive and lot more SUV like unlike the conservative Ertiga and ugly box Innova and it’s bound to have great fuel efficiency, going by the Amaze engine.. If Honda can price it in the Ertiga bracket, expect another block buster success from Honda after Amaze.

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    1. sachin says:

      can any one tell about the Ground clearence of this car?
      Rear side panel area looks more like TATA ariya ?
      Any guess about milage ?
      What is the Boot space in the car ?
      What type of antina will it deploy ?

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  3. Ganesh says:

    Looks Awesome!!

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  4. Dhananjayan says:

    Good boot space…but the seats are not flat folding type and I am damn sure, the price will be lot more than estimated! But still, this will be a winner for sure and will create a serious downfall of the Innova, which is now itself at very low sales because of the Ertiga! The rear design could have been more original and doesnt blend with the rest of the body well! But still, I feel the Ertiga is the better choice in terms of value and costs!

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  5. Dr. Nayak says:

    Stick to well-designed Ertiga and save Mucho rupees in running cost and maintenance!

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