Honda Mobilio will not feature touchscreen AVN in India
The new Honda Mobilio 7 seater MPV will be seen sans this Audio, Video, Navigation (AVN) touch screen system, woody interior panels (on the dashboard and doors), and leather seats (on Mobilio RS). The reason is not clear, but it is believed that the company aims to offer the car at an aggressive price tag, and not as a premium car, which was expected earlier.
The Indian spec Honda Mobilio seven seater MPV was showcased at media drive event in Nashik earlier this month. At the event, the car was seen with a package that included touchscreen, woody panel (see image above), leather seats and lit side steps. This touchscreen had features such as navigation, reverse camera screen and controls to audio, video and navigation system.
This added to the USP of Mobilio. But, Honda Cars India has decided not to bring in the AVN touchscreen system and woody finish on dash, once the car is launched later this month. Minus AVN pack, the top spec Mobilio will receive a 2 DIN stereo system as seen on board the Amaze and Brio (see image below), playing music through USB and AUX inputs.
Both AVN and woody panels are also not on offer as accessory. Of all the features that are to be missed, only leather seats will be offered as an accessory. Considering that not many liked Mobilio’s woody finish on the dash, the move is welcomed, but the AVN will be missed by interested buyers. As of now, Honda has stated that they were forced to remove it because of a technical glitch, which couldn’t be solved in time for launch. They might bring the AVN touchscreen back, but at a later stage.
To be offered in three trim levels – E, S and V, engine options on board the Mobilio will include a 1.5 liter petrol offering 119 PS peak power and a 1.5 liter diesel offering 100 PS peak power. Only manaul transmission is on offer on all trims.
Further read – Honda Mobilio Review: Stylish 7 Seater Petrol and Deisel MPV