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Friday, April 25, 2014

Honda Mobilio price in India to start at under Rs 6.5 lac, diesel promises over 20kmpl economy

 
Honda Mobilio India
While the launch of the much awaited 7 seater Honda Mobilio MPV is still months away, we can’t help but come up with more insights for our readers. We drove the car last year in Japan, saw it up close again at the 2014 Auto Expo and now, we take a closer look at what the Mobilio will end up offering the Indian consumer.
For starts, the Mobilio will carry a price tag which will be lower than that of the new Honda City. This clearly means that we can expect the petrol range to start at approximately under Rs 6.5 lac while the diesel models will be expensive by around 1.2 lac. Next, the Mobilio will come powered by two engine options – the same ones that are seen in the new Honda City.
Honda Mobilio India
This means the Mobilio will get the same 119PS 1.5-litre petrol and a 100PS 1.5-litre diesel motor. The former will be sold with both a 5-speed manual and an automatic transmission. The diesel engine will come with a manual gearbox but we aren’t sure if it will be the 5-speed from the Amaze or the 6-speed from the Honda City.
Honda Mobilio vs Maruti Ertiga
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The Honda Mobilio will take on the Maruti Ertiga head-on in India. Though the Ertiga carries a lower price tag, the Mobilio ends up offering more power, both in diesel and petrol forms. The Mobilio will also offer an automatic transmission, something that the Ertiga doesnt boast of. Further, given that the Amaze has an ARAI rating of 25.4kmpl and the City 26 kmpl, we can safely assume the Mobilio diesel to come with a certified economy of around 22-23kmpl, more than the Ertiga’s 20.77! The petrol Mobilio is also expected to offer better economy than the petrol Ertiga.
Further, the Mobilio is also expected to offer more cabin and boot space than the Ertiga. Infact, the Mobilio will take on other MPVs like the Xylo, Evalia and the Innova. For the uninitiated, the Mobilio carries the same interior design as the smaller Brio and Amaze.
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