The upcoming Honda Mobilio MPV will not be featuring the AVN package and faux wood trim in the country.
The seven-seater MPV was previously shown in two trims - one with traditional interior and design and the second with AVN system and wood panels. Now the emerging reports suggest that the Honda has decided to axe the woody interior panels and Audio, Video, Navigation (AVN) from the top end variant of the Mobilio, citing technical glitches in the system. Although the exact reason for this move is not clear, rumours are that it could be a bold move to bring Mobilio in an affordable price range in the country. If reports are to be believed, Honda is likely to offer this as an accessory for the customers who wish to get it fitted in the vehicle.
Now without the AVN package on offer, Honda's upcoming Mobilio will boast more or less similar interior of Honda Amaze. The top spec Mobilio will feature 2DIN audio system, which we have seen in Amaze and Brio. Expected to make its grand debut on 23 July, Honda Mobilio has been certainly a much awaited and desired car in the country. Honda ill launch Mobilio in three trims - E, S and V and both petrol and diesel engines will be offered in India. Honda will also be bringing Mobilio RS variant to the sub-continent later this year.
Honda has officially started the bookings for Mobilio with an advance amount of ₹50,000 and delivery of the vehicle is likely to be varied depending upon its variant.
The petrol Mobilio will pack 1.5-litre i-VTEC petrol motor, which can churn out a power of 117 bhp, and the diesel variant will come with 98 bhp, 1.5-litre i-DTEC diesel unit, which powers Honda's popular City and Amaze. The engine is expected to 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.
Expected Price: ₹6 lakh to ₹8.50 lakh (ex-showroom)