Talk about being on a roll- Honda Cars India announced that the Honda Mobilio MPV, which was launched on 23 July 2014, has already received 13,800 bookings. The Honda Mobilio MPV- competing against its arch rival the Maruti Ertiga and Toyota Innova, has proved its worth so much so that the Japanese Automaker stands tall as the 3rd largest car manufacturer in India.
The Honda Mobilio caught on so well with the Indian customers that within a week after the Mobilio MPV’s launch, the company has managed to roll out 3,365 units and the graph seems to be climbing higher and higher, with each passing day. The company found it difficult to meet the growing demand of the Mobilio MPV and to roll out more units of the Honda Mobilio MPV, Honda had to stop production of the Honda City at the Noida Plant and has now decided to shift the City’s production of the Rajasthan plant in Tapukara.
The Honda Mobilio MPV’s come in both, petrol and diesel engine trims. The petrol model is powered a 1.5 liter, i-VTEC, four-cylinder engine, which produces 119 PS of power and 145 NM of torque, with an ARAI rater efficiency of 17.3 kmpl. The diesel variants are powered by a 1.5 liter, i-DTEC turbocharged engine, that churns out 100 PS of power and 200 NM of torque, which has an acclaimed ARAI fuel efficiency 24.2 kmpl.
Based on the Brio’s platform the Mobilio MPV offers ample cabin space for seven passengers and Honda especially worked on the third row of seats to provide the extra comfort, giving the mobile an edge over the Ertiga. Honda strategically priced the Mobilio MPV to give its rivals a run for their money. The Honda Mobilio MPV petrol variants start at Rs 6.49 lakhs for the base variant and goes upto Rs 8.67 lakhs for the top end model. The base variant diesel model starts at Rs 7.89 lakhs and moves to Rs 10.86 lakh for the top end Mobilio RS model, which will start deliveries next month.
Seeing the Honda Mobilio MPV’s success and ability to handle competition in the Indian car segment, the company plans to begin exporting the Mobilio MPV to the South African markets. The Honda Mobilio MPV has achieved a lot within a month of its launch and we expect the mobile to conquer greater milestones.