It looks like Maruti Ertiga has got some real competition in the market. The sales of Maruti Ertiga have been outnumbered by the Honda's recently launched Mobilio MPV in August, strengthening the speculation that Honda's offering could emerge as a winner in the fast growing MPV segment.
In August, Honda sold 5,530 units of the Mobilio, whereas the sales of its prime rival Ertiga combined with the Gypsy and Grand Vitara stood at 5,491 units. Mobilio contributed nearly 35 percent of Honda's August sales. The company recorded a growth of 88 percent in its domestic sales during the month of August.
From the latest figure, it looks like Honda Mobilio is posing some serious threats to the sales of Maruti Ertiga. Maruti Ertiga, the long time frontrunner of MPV segment, did not have a match at the Indian automobile market till recently.
We diod a comaparative study of the two cars -- Honda's first MPV Mobilio and Maruti's popular Ertiga. Take your pick!
Honda Mobilio/ Maruti Ertiga Features, Engine, Mileage and Price Details
Launched on 23 July in India, the new Honda Mobilio MPV is offered in three trims in both diesel and petrol. The car, which has been priced aggressively in the market, comes with a stylish and powerful package.
Under the hood, Honda Mobilio packs 1.5 L i-DTEC diesel engine and 1.5 L i-VTEC petrol engine. The diesel engine of the Mobilio delivers 100 ps @ 3,600 rpm, maximum torque of 200 Nm @ 1,750 rpm and the petrol model promises to churn out a maximum power of 119 ps @ 6,600 rpm, maximum torque of 145 Nm @ 4,600 rpm. Both the engines come mated to a five-speed manual transmission.
On the other hand, Maruti Ertiga gets power from 1.4 litre petrol engine, which can churn out a power of 95 bhp and a peak torque of 132 Nm and the 1.3 litre diesel motor that can generate a power of 90bhp and a torque of 200 Nm.
In terms of dimensions, Mobilo measures 4,386 mm in length, 1,683 mm in width and 1,603 mm in height and comes seated on a wheelbase of 2,650 mm with ground clearance of 189 mm.
Seated on wheelbase of 2740 mm, Maruti Ertiga measures 1685 mm in height, 4265 mm in length, 1695 mm in width and has a 185 mm of ground clearance.
The diesel model of Mobilio promises to deliver a mileage of 24 kmpl and the petrol version to give 16.5kmpl, whereas the fuel efficiency of Maruti Ertiga stands at 16.02 from petrol and 22.77kmpl from diesel.
Price Details of Honda Mobilio (All Prices Ex-showroom Delhi)
|Mobilio E||6.49 lakh||7.89 lakh|
|Mobilio S||7.51 lakh||8.60 lakh|
|Mobilio V||8.78 lakh||9.60 lakh|
Price Details of Maruti Ertiga (Ex-Showroom)
|Maruti Ertiga LDI||7,62,372|
|Maruti Ertiga VDI||8,26,400|
|Maruti Ertiga ZDI||8,91,398|
|Maruti Ertiga LXI||6,21,105|
|Maruti Ertiga VXI||6,91,040|
|Maruti Ertiga VXI ABS||6,98,916|
|Maruti Ertiga ZXI||7,70,805|
|Maruti Ertiga LXI CNG||6,73,670|
|Maruti Ertiga VXI CNG||7,50,108|