Honda Mobilio MPV that made its debut at the 2013 Indonesia Motor Show, has now been put on display at Java, Indonesia to take customer feedback. Developed specifically for the developing nations like Indonesia and India, the Brio based MPV is expected to be showcased at the 2014 Indian Auto Expo as well. The motive behind putting it on a public display is to take response from perspective buyers, so to ensure that the things are being planned accordingly.
Expected to be made available in three different variants- S, E and E CVT, the vehicle on display was the top-end E Variant. As mentioned above, the Mobilio MPV is based on the company's flagship entry level hatchback Brio, which also shares its platform with the newly launched compact sedan Amaze. The Indonesia bound Mobilio MPV will be made available in petrol only version, which will house the same 1.5-litre i-VTEC engine powering Honda City. While in India, the car will also have a diesel powered version, which will sport the same 1.5-litre i-DTEC diesel engine, used in Amaze.
The 1.5-litre i-DTEC diesel engine is capable of churning out the maximum power output of 98bhp, while returning an impressive mileage of around 25kmpl. So, a 7-seater MPV with such a powerful engine and fuel economy figures, seems to be going in favour of Honda. And if it's priced spot on, the Mobilio MPV might give Maruti Ertiga, Chevrolet Enjoy, Nissan Evalia and others a run for their money.