“No plan to discontinue Honda Mobilio”, says company

Posted on: Mar 22, 2016 - 10:35am IST

To be sold alongside the 7-seat Honda BR-V.

In an email interaction, Honda Cars India denied rumors of the Honda Mobilio’s discontinuation in the country due to the arrival of the Honda BR-V 7-seater crossover in the middle of 2016.

The spokesperson told IAB:

There is no plan to discontinue the Mobilio. The report is speculative and not true.

Honda Mobilio Petrol Review front three quarter
From August 2015 to January, 2016, Honda managed to sell only 3,338 units of the Honda Mobilio in India.

Rumors of its discontinuation were sparked when it was believed that the Honda BR-V would cannibalize sales of the Honda Mobilio, given that the BR-V is also a spacious 7-seater crossover, but with a more contemporary and rugged design.

From August 2015 to January, 2016, Honda managed to sell only 3,338 units of the Honda Mobilio in India, and it had a 2.9 percent market share in the MPV segment during that period. Honda CR-V aside, the Mobilio is one of the least selling models in the company’s lineup.

2016 Honda Mobilio facelift dashboard
Down the road, a facelift could be introduced for the Mobilio which will feature a BR-V-inspired dashboard design.

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Recently, reports suggested that Honda were planning to introduce a facelift for the Mobilio, along the lines of the 2016 Honda Amaze and Indonesia-spec Honda Mobilio. It will feature a BR-V-inspired dashboard design and a large MID in top-end grades. The HVAC system will now have automatic climate control, new buttons and a separate display.

Indonesia-spec 2016 Honda Mobilio – Image Gallery

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