Since the Honda Mobiio MPV has finally arrived in the Indian market, a dilemma around whether to make Mobilio a choice or not is obvious, as there are competitors which may deviate your buying decision. Well, here are the 5 most asked questions about Honda Mobilio to help you make a choice.
Q. 1. Will Honda Mobilio go over bad roads?
It has a ground clearance of 189mm, which is the maximum in its segment. In fact it is as good as most big posh SUVs and that means that even with the maximum payload of seven passengers on board and their luggage. So there are no worries about the Mobilio’s ride over broken patches of roads. But, it’s not a 4x4 so don’t take it into places with a lot of mud and sledge.
Q. 2. Is entry into the last row in Honda Mobilio easy?
Yes, Honda’s man maximum, machine minimum concept means that the car is built around you. The entry to the last row is easy as the second row of seats simply tumbles down and folds at the push of a button meaning that you can get into the last row with minimum fuss.
Q. 3. What about the noise level in the Diesel Honda Mobilio?
Honda engineers have worked really hard to improve the engine noise and it is substantially lower than the Honda City and even the Amaze which use this same unit. They managed to achieve this by lowering the injection pressure
Of the fuel rail and also optimised the gear ratios so that you get a smoother and silent drive.
Q. 4. What about equipment and space?
With the last row down you get 521 litres of boot space while with the row up you get a decent 223 litres. You get rear AC vents as part of the kit as well as an ‘eco’ lamp which helps you get the best fuel efficiency. The ABS is standard across the range on the diesel engine versions of the car.
Q. 5. What about the running costs of Honda Mobilio MPV?
Honda engines are known to be reliable in the long run and don’t need to much care and maintenance. The petrol returns 17.3kmpl while the diesel will deliver a claimed figure of 24.2kmpl which is the best for a compact MPV, making the Mobilio easy on the wallet. Also, with the engines and components shared with the Brio and Amaze you can rest assured that cost of spares will be inexpensive. It’s a Honda so reliability will be good.