IAB Report - Honda Mobilio launching on July 23

15/07/2014 - 17:50 | ,   | Anjan Ravi

Honda Cars India will launch the Honda Mobilio on July 23 after pre-launch bookings started last week. Honda dealers have started bookings for an amount of INR 50,000.

Honda Mobilio Petrol Review front quarters
The Honda Mobilio will launch on July 23.

Honda India earlier announced that a few features which were seen on the media cars used for test drive purposes will not be available on the production model. These are a touchscreen AVN (Audio, Visual and Navigation) system, a faux-wood center panel, leatherette seat covers and illuminated side steps. Save for the AVN, other features will be optional dealer level accessories.

To recap, the Mobilio will be available with a petrol and diesel engine. The petrol engine uses the City's 1.5-liter four-cylinder i-VTEC producing 119 PS (117.32 bhp) and 145 Nm of torque, and gets a 5-speed manual transmission. The ARAI rated efficiency of the Mobilio petrol stands at 17.3 km/l.

Honda Mobilio Petrol Review center screen
The AVN system will not be offered, while the woody panel and leatherette seat covers are dealer level accessories.

The diesel engine is the 1.5-liter four-cylinder i-DTEC motor making 100 PS (98.59 bhp) and 200 Nm of torque, and it also uses a 5-speed manual transmission. The diesel Mobilio is claimed to deliver 24.2 km/l. Top-end variants of the Mobilio will get ABS, EBD, dual airbags and alloy wheels as standard.

Make sure to read our reviews of the Mobilio diesel and petrol.

Competitors: Maruti Ertiga, Toyota Innova, Chevrolet Enjoy

Expected Price: INR 6.5-9 lakhs, ex-Showroom

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