Honda Mobilio gets a mid-cycle makeover with a sharper nose and additional features.
Honda has given the Mobilio MPV a mild makeover in Indonesia. Updates on the refreshed version include an all-new front fascia, new features and equipment, updated infotainment system and a lot of chrome around the entire bodywork. Considering that the Mobilio is still on sale in India, the facelifted version should be launched here during the second half of 2017.
The most noticeable change on the design front is of course the new front end. The 2017 Honda Mobilio gets a sharper design, featuring sleek headlamps with daylight running LEDs, a thick chrome bar running between the headlamps and a re-profiled front bumper that gives it a slightly muscular presence.
With the facelift, the Mobilio has finally got the updated dashboard – identical to the new Amaze/Brio. There are of course some more features and equipment, including a new 6.2-inch touchscreen infotainment system. Whether the Indian-spec version gets the new system or not, it remains to be seen though.
Powertrain options on the Mobilio will be retained from the current model, meaning it will have a 1.5-litre petrol and a 1.5-litre diesel engine on offer. Both the engines come paired to a 5-speed manual as standard, while the petrol derivative also gets a CVT automatic.
The Honda Mobilio is one of the slowest selling cars for its maker in India. Currently it has an average monthly sales of just 150-200 units. When launched, the facelifted version should definitely help revive the Mobilio brand in the Indian market. The Honda Mobilio competes against the likes of the Maruti Suzuki Ertiga and Renault Lodgy.
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