In the 12th Auto Expo, held in February 2014, Honda showcased its first ever MPV (multi-purpose vehicle) for Indian automobile industry namely Honda Mobilio. Needless to say, it is one of the most talk-about yet-to-be-launched models and people are waiting for this launch. It has gained a really appreciable sales figure in Indonesia just in four months. The huge Mobilio is based on the platform of Honda Brio and Honda Amaze. In India, it will compete with the MPVs like Maruti Ertiga, Chevrolet Enjoy and Nissan Evalia etc. By seeing its popularity even before the launch and as reported that company is all set to launch it by the next month i.e. July, we decided to find out the five reasons why this trendy car can make a sales blast. Let’s have a look.
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1. An eye-catching exterior glimpse
To have impressive styling along with the bold huge size becomes really tough to hold for a MPV but Honda easily has managed it by offering a top-notch design to its new Mobilio. Despite having a big size, it still is able to attract people with its look which carries a sharply designed curve, down-to-earth front bonnet etc. As mentioned above, this car looks like muscular version of Brio but it gets lengthier wheelbase of 2650mm which providing it a massive lengthy stance along with three rows having comfortable three seats at middle and two at rear.
It has been seen that models of this segment said to offer seven seating capacity but fails to provide enough space to all seven passengers. But, Honda doesn’t disappoint here and provide a plenty of space in its inside cabin. Company has designed the car in such a way that it gets enough legroom, knee-room and headroom in its all three rows, one can easily use it as a seven seater by pushing the middle row seats a bit forward and making the space at rear seat to enter.
3. Powerful engines
When we look at the powered engines of this New MPV by Honda, it seems impressive. The Mobilio is sharing the both petrol as well as diesel engine of Honda’s other successful sedan the City. While the i-DTEC diesel engine is of 1.5 liters expected to churn out max power and torque of 98bhp and 200Nm respectively, the i-VTEC petrol one is also of 1.5 litre producing max power of 117bhp and 145Nm of torque. This produced output of Honda Mobilio seems best on paper than its other main rivals of Indian car market- Maruti Ertiga, Chevrolet Enjoy and Nissan Evalia.
4. Better fuel efficiency
Not only the engines but here fuel efficiency is better than rivals too. Its diesel engine is saying to offer claimed mileage of around 24.2 km/l, much better than Ertiga diesel’s 20.77 km/l, Enjoy diesel’s 18.2 km/l and Evalia’s 19.3 km/l. Meanwhile, petrol Mobilio provides fuel economy of around 17.3 km/l which again makes it more fuel efficient than Ertiga petrol (16.02 km/l) and Enjoy petrol (13.7 km/l) while Evalia doesn’t have petrol mill.
5. Honda brand & less-crowded segment
The last thing which can be a plus point of this trendy Mobilio is its MPV segment where just a count-on-fingers no. of cars are marking their presence till now including Maruti Ertiga, Chevrolet Enjoy, Nissan Evalia etc. Hence, by having roof of one of the most reliable Indian brands Honda and less competition in market, we really hope that this trendy MPV by Mobilio is definitely going to impress its customers by its various features n performance and its company by its sales figures.
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