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Honda Mobilio RS with wide-body kit arrives in India (Photos)

Honda Mobilio RS

To be launched in India in about 3 weeks time, the new Honda Mobilio will also come with RS body kit. This includes wider body panels, new 15″ alloys, premium interiors with faux wood, sporty seats, HID headlamps with DRLs, different grille, black and beige dual tone interiors, 6.1 inch touch screen, rear camera assist and engine start/stop.

Honda Mobilio RSHonda Mobilio was launched in Indonesia last year. Last month, the RS variant was launched. This created a buzz amongst buyers in India whether Honda India will bring the RS to India. In a conversation with Rush Lane, Honda Cars India had confirmed that they were studying buyers sentiment and the demand for sportier looking MPV in the segment. With the RS now in India, it seems like that Honda Cars India have finally decided to launch the Mobilio RS.

Honda Mobilio RS will be sold alongside the regular variant, and will be the costliest variant on offer. In Indonesia, where Mobilio is only offered with a 1.5l petrol iVTEC engine, the RS variant is comes at a price tag of 203.5 million Rupiah (approx Rs 10.19 lakhs), which is about Rs 13,000 more than the top of the line E CVT Prestige variant priced at 200 million Rupiah (Rs 10.06 lakhs). If India does not get the Prestige variant, the RS body kit should cost about Rs 80k more than the top end variant. Only diesel variant will get the RS kit in India.

Already buzzing in the country, thanks to Kapil Sharma endorsed TVC, Honda Mobilio will be offered with petrol and diesel engine options. Both these will deliver best in class mileage, considerably more than Maruti Ertiga’s 16 kmpl for petrol and 20.8 kmpl for diesel. Giving an idea about Mobilio’s mileage- Recently in Indonesia, Mobilio petrol achieved a mileage of 22.5 kmpl! Though this was achieved at a specially organized event, claimed mileage of Mobilio petrol is expected to be at 18 kmpl and that of diesel will be at 23+ kmpl.

Not only this will give them an edge over rivals Maruti Ertiga, the launch of RS variant will add to their existing list of USPs. Price of Mobilio is expected to be in the same range as that of Maruti Ertiga – Rs 6.5 to Rs 9 lakhs. Bookings have already commenced across dealerships. More details, along with a review will be published on 5th July 2014. Stay tuned to Rush Lane.

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Pearl Daniels

Pearl Daniels

Former freelance writer, Pearl Daniels is in the auto industry since 2011, having established herself as a widely read staff writer since 2013. Her keen eye for industry news, daily need to break down latest events, and quest to not miss a single launch detail, gives you the most refreshing morning news on weekdays.

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  • Krish Krish

    What about automatic transmission(CVT) variant of the Mobilio? Can anyone confirm if it is getting launched?

    • sagar112

      Three more days and you will have all the information you need on Mobilio! 🙂