Honda Mobilio launch in India is just around the corner and the latest talk of the town is that Honda India is also looking to export Mobilio to neighboring countries like Nepal.
A recent report of IndianAutos Blog states that Honda Mobilio would be shipped to other countries as well depending on the demand, though the company's priority lies on the launch of the vehicle in India. The company is also planning to double the export of vehicles to other countries during this financial year. Currently, the company exports different components like crank shaft, cylinder head and transmission, from its Tapukara capacity in Rajasthan to other markets like South East Asia, Latin America and the UK.
Honda Mobilio, the first MPV offering of Honda in India has tested the patience of auto enthusiasts in the country. The company, which gave the first glimpse of its offering at 2014 Delhi Auto Expo, has been seen testing the vehicle in the country numerous times. Contrary to the previous reports, which said that the vehicle would come to India in July, latest rumours suggest that the Mobilio will make its grand entry to the densely populated Indian auto market in August.
Built on Honda's popular Brio hatchback platform, Honda's new Mobilio MPV will be offered in both petrol and diesel engines in the country. The petrol model of the car will pack 1.5-litre i-VTEC petrol motor, which can churn out a power of 117bhp, and the diesel variant will come with 98bhp, 1.5-litre i-DTEC diesel unit, which powers Honda's popular City and Amaze. The engine will come mated to a five-speed manual and CVT gearbox. While the diesel model of MPV Mobilio is expected to deliver 26 kmpl, the petrol version is likely to give 18 kmpl.
In May, Honda Cars India Limited (HCIL) has reported a growth of 17.8 percent in its domestic sales. The company sold 13,362 units in May 2014, as against the 11,342 units in May 2013. Besides this, a total of 518 units have also been exported in May. Honda's small car Brio registered a sale of 1,333 in May 2014, while the company's family car Amaze's sales figure stood at 4,752 units.