Maruti Ertiga rival Honda Brio MPV details leak: To be called Mobilio
Honda Brio MPV will premier at the 2013 Indonesian International Motor Show on September 19th 2013. Bookings are open and deliveries will commence from early next year. To be named Honda Mobilio in Indonesia, the new Brio based seven seater MPV is expected to be launched in India next year, where it will compete with Maruti Suzuki Ertiga.
To compete with others in this category which includes Toyota Avanza, Daihatsu Xenia, Chevrolet Spin and Maruti Ertiga, details of the new Honda Mobilio MPV was leaked by AutoNetMagz. According to the same, all three variants of Mobilio will receive adjustable steering wheel, tumble seats in second and third row besides dual airbags and engine immobilizer. Top two variants E and E CVT will also be fitted with double blower air conditioning and automatic transmission with ABS brakes.
S variant gets body colored door mirrors, rear wiper and washer and sits on 15” wheels. Infotainment is in the form of DIN audio system with two speakers, tilt steering and powered windows and mirrors. The E variant sits on 15” alloy wheels and gets a 2 DIN audio system with two speakers and iPod connectivity.
Safety features include parking sensors, keyless entry while the variant gets sliding second row seats and dual air conditioning. E CVT variant has all features from the E variant along with ABS, a CVT gearbox while interiors receive chrome AC vents. Engine option will be in the form of 1.5L petrol, while for India, a 1.5L diesel seen in the Amaze sedan currently, will also be added.