IAB Report – INR 5.85 lakh Mobius II SUV to launch in Africa soon
Posted on: May 21, 2014 - 11:44am IST
Mobius Motors, an African low cost ‘car’ maker, is ready to launch its Mobius II SUV. The Mobius is a low cost vehicle which features just the bare essentials and is aimed at providing affordable transportation in Africa.
Mobius do not have a platform as such for making vehicles, and reports on the internet point out that the SUV is built by integrating off-the-shelf parts in a tubular steel frame.
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The Mobius II measures 3,883 mm in length, 1,805 mm in width, 1,874 mm in height, 2,300 mm in wheelbase and weighs 1,275 kg. Power comes from an inline four-cylinder petrol engine displacing 1,598 cc and producing 86 hp at 5,500 rpm and 128 Nm of torque at 3,000 rpm. The company claims a top-speed of 120 km/h. A 5-speed manual gearbox comes standard.
The Mobius II seats six passengers including the driver. While the driver and front passenger get 3-point seatbelts, rear passengers get 2-point seatbelts. Other features include front disc brakes, rear drum brakes, a coil sprung front suspension, solid axle leaf sprung rear suspension, 260 mm ground clearance and 195/15 tubeless radial tires on 15-inch rims. The steering is a manual rack and pinion unit.
The Mobius II is priced at USD 10,000 (INR 5.85 lakhs).