Vince Pornelos / Honda Press | January 13, 2017 05:45
Honda reveals redesigned 2017 Mobilio
Honda's Indonesian operations, Honda Prospect Motor Indonesia, has just launched a refreshed Mobilio for their market.
The Mobilio is Honda's regional model in the compact MPV segment, positioned to compete directly against the Suzuki Ertiga, Toyota Avanza and the like. Originally the Mobilio was a Japan market model, though the current second generation model is offered in developing markets such as India, Indonesia, Thailand and the Philippines, among others.
The redesigned Mobilio is the first facelift of the second gen model, following the updates made to the Brio and Brio Amaze; cars that it shares a platform with. The new look clearly brings the model in line with Honda's new design identity used in the HR-V; the grille is larger and appears to more seamlessly integrate with the now-larger headlamps. There are new wheels for all variants, along with a black roof for the RS version for Indonesia.
Honda also debuted the revised Mobilio with new features such as a digital airconditioning system, revised seats with separate headrests (current Mobilio: one piece backrest), a back-up camera, and more. As before, the seven-seat Mobilio is available with a touchscreen audio system, a drive-by-wire system, a CVT automatic transmission, an eco indicator, audio controls on the steering wheel, and more.
Honda Cars Philippines launched the Mobilio in 2015. There is no indication yet as to prices, local variants, and when the revised model will be launched in the market. Philippine-spec Mobilios are imported from Thailand and not Indonesia.