The Mobilio comes with smart styling, a spacious cabin and strong engines. It strives to be a family car, not just a people mover.
Honda’s promising Mobilio MPV is finally here. Soon to be launched with petrol and diesel engines under the hood, this seven-seater, however, is an MPV with a difference. Whereas regular MPVs use as much vertical space as possible, the Mobilio eschews boxy dimensions for a sleeker, more interesting profile.
This is evident when you take a quick walk around the car. Up close, it’s the nose that gets your attention first. Yes the Brio-like details are easy to spot, but Honda has made the chin of the car much sportier, and there’s also an attractive-looking bar of chrome across the grille. Walk around to the side of the car and it is the clever lightning bolt-like feature and the ‘floating roof’ that are well executed. What’s interesting is that this detail also has a practical use; it effectively drops the otherwise climbing window line and allows the rear of the car to be more airy. Also nice are the big tail-lights and the grown-up, Honda Odyssey-like rear of the car.