Honda Mobilio RS expected to be launched in September

Wednesday 16 July 2014, 17:22 PM by

Honda Mobilio is due for launch on 23rd July. The MUV has been generating a lot of curiosity among the local population over its anticipated launch, bookings for the same have already began for Rs. 50,000. On numerous occasions Honda has showcased the Mobilio MPV in malls and on streets. Price has not yet been revealed by Honda, but it is anticipated to be priced somewhere between Rs. 7 – 8.5 Lakhs.

At the Auto Expo event, Honda had showcased two Honda variants, apart from the regular variant, the other one that was showcased was the 'RS' trim. As per recent updates the 'RS' trim is expected to be launched sometime in September this year. Recently, the RS trim was launched in Indonesia last month and fresh reports indicate the RS variant shall also be launch soon in India.

Honda Mobilio RS expected to be launched in September |
Honda Mobilio RS expected to be launched in September

The RS variant is likely to be positioned above the top end Mobilio variant and shall be powered by a similar 1.5 Liter engine. The anticipated change would be cosmetic in nature and the vehicle is likely to carry headlamps with LED DRL's and bi-focal projectors. The front grill may sport two slats that shall be complimented with a bigger front bumper. An extra dose of chrome can be expected at the front and back. As for the interiors, the RS is likely to be loaded with high end infotainment system, wood garnish and leather upholstery. The pricing is likely to be on a higher side and detailed report may be received at the time of its launch.

Honda upcoming regular Mobilio MPV variants shall be available in Petrol as well as Diesel variants. The petrol version shall be powered by 1.5 Liter petrol engine, whereas the diesel variant may be powered by a 1.5 Liter turbo diesel engine. Both the engines have been mated to 5 Speed manual gearbox and also come with an optional CVT transmission. Based on unofficial reports, the Mobilio MUV is expected to deliver a fuel efficiency of about 25.8 kmpl in diesel, whereas the petrol version is likely to deliver about 18 kmpl.

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