IAB Report – Honda Mobilio tech spec revealed; diesel mileage is a class-leading 24.2 km/l
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Finally the technical details of the much awaited Honda Mobilio can be revealed. The Brio-based compact MPV which has both the Maruti Ertiga and the Toyota Innova in its hit list will be launched in India on July 23. As reported earlier, the Mobilio is available in both petrol and diesel engines.
Honda Mobilio diesel
The same 1.5-litre i-DTEC motor which has been propelling the Amaze and the City to success powers the Mobilio too. The turbocharged motor pumps out 100 PS and 200 Nm of torque and comes mated to a 5-speed manual transmission. The diesel motor which is known for its frugal nature delivers an impressive ARAI rated fuel economy of 24.2 km/l, making it India’s most fuel efficient MPV. It beats the Ertiga’s record of 20.77 km/l.
The Mobilio diesel weighs between 1,214 kg – 1,245 kg depending on the variant. The diesel version has a turning radius of 5.4 m.
Honda Mobilio petrol
The 1.5-litre i-VTEC petrol engine has been borrowed from the new City. The power and torque output stands at 119 PS and 145 Nm. As of now, only a 5-speed manual gearbox is on offer but Honda has told Indian Autos Blog that automatic transmission would be augmented if there is enough demand, since the technology is already available in the new City, in the form of a 7-speed stepped CVT.
The petrol motor returns an ARAI certified mileage of 17.3 km/l, beating the Ertiga’s mileage of 16.02 km/l.
The petrol engined Mobilio weighs in the range of 1,131 – 1,160 kg and has a turning radius of 5.2 m.
Honda Mobilio Dimensions
The compact MPV measures 4,386 mm in length, 1,683 in width and 1,603 in height. The wheelbase and ground clearance stand at 2,652 mm and 189 mm respectively. The Mobilio has a fuel tank capacity of 42 litre and all the variants come shod with 185/65 – R15 tyres.
The MPV is available in six exterior color options – Taffeta While, Alabaster Silver Metallic, Crystal Black Pearl, Urban Titanium Metallic, Carnelian Red Pearl and Majestic Blue Metallic, The order book for the Mobilio is officially expected to open anytime now. Honda is yet to announce the variant lineup, and the launch will be held in late July.