Our friends at The Automotive India forum have images of a Honda Mobilio from the first batch of production at Honda's Greater Noida facility. Honda had earlier announced that the Mobilio would launch in the July-September period, and the emergence of this spyshot is an indicator that the plan is on track.
Spied here is the 'V' variant, that identifies the penultimate variant on the Brio/Amaze/City. Cars from the pilot production are generally utilized for the pre-launch media drive and marketing activities.
The Mobilio was unveiled at the 2014 Auto Expo in Greater Noida in February. The Ertiga rival will be launched with a 1.5-liter i-DTEC engine that delivers over 25 kmpl and 100 PS of power on the Amaze and City that it already services. A top Honda official had also said that the variant lineup would be similar to other Honda cars: petrol manual, petrol AT and diesel manual.
The Mobilio had its global premiere at the Indonesian International Motor Show in September last year. The car has been developed with resources in Japan and Thailand, targeting the Toyota Avanza, Daihatsu Xenia, Chevrolet Spin and the Maruti Ertiga.
The Mobilio launched in Indonesia in three variants - S, E, and E-Prestige - with the top-end model getting features such as Aux and USB ports, double blower aircon, one touch tumble seat, Eco Meter, electric power steering, dual SRS airbags, ABS+EBD, and a Modulo accessory pack.
[Source - TheAutomotiveIndia.com]