Honda’s MPV for the Asian market, the Mobilio has been around for a decent amount ot time without being given a makeover. While it hasn’t been very successful in the Indian market, it is quite popular in other South-East Asian countries. In a bid to keep the model fresh, Honda will be launching an all-new Mobilio in Indoneisa. The same could also be coming to the Indian market if Honda decides to continue selling the Mobilio in India.
The most prominent change is up front where the vehicle looks a lot more imposing. It has a new set of headlamps with LED DRLs towards the edge, a new larger and more prominent grill, something that we have been seeing on all new Hondas and a slightly revised front bumper. Since we are unable to see the rear, we are not sure what changes are to take place there. Honda had revealed an official teaser video of the new Mobilio which showcased an all-new blue colour which should make the Moblio more attractive. A new set of 15″ alloys will also be on offer with this facelift.
On the inside, you will most likely see a new dashboard which has been inspired by the BR-V, which means you will get a new touch screen unit and new climate control dials.
Under the hood, the same engines are expected to do duty. While internationally, the 1.5 liter i-VTEC unit is more popular, it is the diesel version which will be more popular in the Indian market. The 1.5 petrol is the same engine as on the City and makes 116 Bhp and 145 Nm. It has the option of a 5-speed manual or a CVT abroad, however the Indian version only came with the manual option. The diesel engine is the one and only 1.5 liter Earthdreams unit which does duty on their current lot of diesel cars, making 99 Bhp and 200 Nm.
There is no clarity if Honda will continue with the Mobilio in India and hence whether the facelift will make it here or not is yet to be seen.