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.
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.
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.