First major facelift with substantial exterior and interior updates.
The new 2017 Honda Mobilio MPV facelift has been introduced in the Indonesian market, hinting at a possible launch of the new car in India this year. The exterior styling has been refreshed with a whole new design akin to the new Honda BR-V, while the interiors have gained some equipment. The engines and the rest of mechanicals remains largely untouched.
The front fascia of the new Mobilio sports high hood line with broader bumper and grille. The stretched headlamps now feature LED DRLs. On the sides, the MPV is largely the same except for the new 15-inch alloy wheels, while the rear profile of the car is fresh with restyled tail lamps and lower bumper. The high-end Mobilio ‘RS’ variant gets an enhanced muscular styling with blacked front grille and roof, silver-finish roof rails, side and rear-roof spoilers, and distinctive alloys.
On the inside, the Mobilio gets the new asymptotic design dashboard similar to that of the new Honda Brio and Amaze, including a new instrumentation panel, gloss-black center console with climate control buttons and a 6.8-inch touchscreen infotainment system supporting six speakers, navigation, and smartphone connectivity. The cabin and door trims gets black with orange stitch treatment.
The 1.5-litre i-VTEC petrol engine in the new Mobilio continues to offer 118 PS peak power and 145 Nm of max torque, and is paired to a 5-speed manual gearbox or CVT. The Indian-spec Mobilio, in addition, gets the option of the 1.5-litre i-DTEC diesel unit as well, producing 100 PS power and 200 Nm of torque at peak demand.
The new 2017 Mobilio gets updated safety equipment list, which includes dual airbags, Hill Start Assist (HSA) Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA), and ABS braking with EBD technology. Honda is expected to introduce the MY2017 Mobilio MPV in the Indian market sometime this year, with local production and competitive pricing. The new Mobilio will rival the new Maruti Suzuki Ertiga facelift, and Chevrolet Enjoy MPV.
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