Honda introduces new premium grades of Mobilio

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Aug 26, 2014: Honda Cars India Ltd (HCIL) on Monday announced a couple of new grades of its most recent multi-purpose vehicle Mobilio. These new variants are priced between Rs 9.46 lakh and Rs 11.55 lakh inDelhi(ex-showroom price).

The new grades of Mobilio, V (O) and RS (O) are now available along with the existing lineup including E, S and V variants. When it comes to features, these two additions will include rear view parking camera, 15.7 cm touch screen navigation system with maps, audio and video (AVN) navigation, satellite based voice navigation, AUX, USB and Bluetooth connectivity.

The audio and video navigation system is pretty similar to the other Mobilio models that were launched last month. However, the manufacturer claims that this system has a better resolution. In addition to these features, the V (O) and RS (O) variants boast wood inserts on the armrests and dashboard.

The integrated Bluetooth in the vehicle lets the users to sync their phone with it and use the screen to carry out operations such as dialing, answering, accessing history, music play and address book.

Mechanically, there is no change made to the Mobilio for these new variants. The 119PS petrol and the 100PS diesel engines remain intact. The company has made it clear in its statement that the RS (O) is an exclusive sporty variant available only in diesel and it is claimed to be have a fuel efficiency delivering 24.5 kmpl mileage that is 0.3 kmpl more than the other regular grades.

Talking about the pricing and the availability, the new grades of Mobilio are priced as follows: 1.5L V (O) MT petrol variant at Rs 9.46 lakh, 1.5L V (O) MT diesel variant at Rs 10.45 lakh and the Mobilio RS (O) diesel at Rs 11.55 lakh respectively. All these are the ex-showroom pricing inNew Delhi.

Honda launched stylish Mobilio in July 2014 with the diesel models by 1.5L i-DTEC engine delivering a maximum power of 100 PS @ 3600 rpm and maximum torque of 200 Nm @ 1750 rpm. On the other hand, the petrol variant with 1.5 L i-VTEC engine delivers a maximum power of 119 PS @ 6600 rpm and maximum torque of 145 Nm @ 4600 rpm. Also, these grades were capable of delivering a fuel efficiency of 24.5 kmpl and 17.3 kmpl respectively.

The Mobilio has been accepted largely by the consumers in India and the firm had sold 3,365 units of the multi-purpose vehicle in just one month so far.

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