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Honda Mobilio gets patented in China


Showcased last year at 2013 Indonesian International Motor Show was Honda Mobilio concept, this upcoming MPV, based on Honda Brio is now patented in China. Spacious and fitted with a host of safety and infotainment features the new Mobilio will be launched in India by June 2014.

Honda mobilio china patent image front quarter imageHonda Mobilio MPV is planned for the Asian market and goes on sale in Indonesia where it receives optional Modulo Accessories. This kit includes mirror caps, front and rear bumper protectors, exhaust pipe finishers, head and tail light accents and various options of cabin colour combinations.

The first sketches have already been filed at China’s patent office which showcase the Mobilio design identical to its concept format. Honda Mobilio is produced from the company’s manufacturing plant in West Javan city of Karawang while in India, the Mobilio is expected to began production in the coming months at the Honda plant in Tapukara from where the Honda Amaze is also produced.

Based on the Brio platform, Honda Mobilio is a seven seater MPV is powered by a i-VTEC petrol and 1.5 liter i-DTEC diesel engine. The Mobilio measures over 4.4 meters in length and has a ground clearance of 185mm which is better than most SUVs and MPVs sold in India. Once launched, the spacious and well equipped Honda Mobilio will compete with Maruti Suzuki Ertiga, Chevrolet Enjoy and Nissan Evalia.

Honda mobilio china patent image with front and rear

Honda mobilio china patent image with rear quarter

Honda mobilio china patent image with side and top

Images via AutoSohu


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Sagar Patel

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A first drive in a manual rickety old van was enough to pave the road forward for Sagar Patel. When not driving or riding, his dexterity shifts gear to voice passion through words via reviews, and news, all the while, closely monitoring updates from the auto industry.

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