IAB Report - Honda India to launch sporty Mobilio RS variant

02/07/2014 - 08:28 | ,   | Anjan Ravi

Honda Cars India will also launch the sportier looking Mobilio RS variant, Indian Autos Blog has come to know. The Mobilio RS went on sale in Indonesia a couple of weeks ago, and is priced and positioned as the flagship variant on the MPV.

Honda Mobilio RS front three quarters left Indonesia launch
The Honda Mobilio RS gets a sporty bodykit with new headlight clusters.

The RS sees inclusion of a sporty body kit with aggressively styled front and rear bumpers, side skirts, larger airdams, a dual-slat chrome grille, new headlight clusters with HID (High Intensity Discharge) projector lights, chrome exhaust finisher, 15-inch alloy wheels and a rear spoiler. All these features are expected to be offered on the India-spec Mobilio RS as well.

On the inside, the Indonesian-spec RS gets an all-black interior with a 6.1-inch center screen. A reverse camera and tweeters were other additional features seen exclusive to the RS. In Indonesia, the RS is priced an Indian equivalent of INR 70,500 over the Mobilio Prestige variant.

Honda Mobilio RS dashboard Indonesia launch
An all-black center console with a 6.1-inch screen and tweeters are new features exclusive to the RS.

The Honda Mobilio will launch in India towards the end of this month in petrol and diesel variants. The engines - 1.5-liter petrol and diesel - are expected to be borrowed from the new City. Pre-launch bookings for the MPV will commence in the coming days, but certain dealers have already started accepting orders.

Competitors: Maruti Ertiga, Toyota Innova, Chevrolet Enjoy

Expected Price: INR 6.5-9 lakhs ex - showroom.

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