IAB Report – Honda Mobilio with 2-row seating displayed in Thailand
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Comes with an all-black dashboard, and optional 3rd row of seats.
Adding to its MPV line-up in Thailand, Honda launched the Brio-based Mobilio MPV in September this year, with prices starting at 597,000 Baht (Rs 11.23 lakh) onward. It is currently being showcased alongside other Honda products at the 2014 Thailand International Motor Expo.
Much like the Mobilio sold in India, it bears great resemblance to the Brio but comes with its own, differentiating design elements. It is available in three trims, namely the base ‘S’ version, the loaded ‘V’ variant, and the sporty-looking ‘RS’.
What makes it different from the Mobilio in India is the all-black interior, which is available across the range and is not confined to a specific set of models. And then there’s the two row seating, which might make the Mobilio a 5-seater but frees up a lot of luggage capacity in the MPV. But that’s not to say you can’t get the third row of seats: variants like the V AT and RS AT are offered with all three rows.
Powering the vehicle is a 1.5-litre i-VTEC unit which makes a maximum of 120 hp at 6,600 rpm and 145 Nm of torque at 4,600. And while the base S MT trim gets a 5-speed manual gearbox, the rest of the range enjoys a CVT automatic gearbox. Safety features include dual airbags up front, ABS, and EBD.