Honda addresses Mobilio’s Achilles Heel, updates the interior

Based on the same platform as the Amaze and the Brio, the Mobilio MPV could have been Honda’s number-gainer in the MPV segment. Only that it was not. The dominance of both Innova and Ertiga didn’t make way for the Ertiga, but Honda seems to have found a way to address the issue. PT Honda Prospect Motor – the company’s subsidiary in Indonesia – has launched an updated version of the MPV with the same mechanicals (why mend if not broken!) but a hugely improved interior.

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It remains to be seen if Honda India carries over the updates to the Indian version of the vehicle, but if that happens, the Mobilio will certainly be a much better proposition in the segment. Moving away from the Brio/Amaze dashboard, the new design clearly shares a lot of components with the City and the upcoming BR-V. The design, as a result, looks way more premium, and with an optional all-black version (only on the Mobilio RS), the enthusiasts who prefer their cabins to be slightly muted, won’t have a problem either.

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Honda has revealed its line-up for the Auto Expo, and sadly there’s no mention of the updated Mobilio. But on the bright side, there will be the BR-V, the new Accord, a Jazz Racing concept, the highly appreciated Project 2&4 Concept, etc.

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