Honda Mobilio MPV Launch - Live Coverage

The long wait for the much anticipated MPV - the Honda Mobilio - is finally going to get over in a few hours from now. Team NDTV Auto is at the launch to bring you the live coverage from the event. Stay tuned and keep refreshing the page.

By Vikas Yogi


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Published on July 23, 2014

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    The long wait for the much anticipated MPV - the Honda Mobilio - is finally going to get over in a few minutes from now. Team NDTV Auto is at the launch to bring you the live coverage from the event, which is set to begin at 10:30 AM. So, stay tuned and keep refreshing the page.

    10:40: So, we are finally here and Honda is geared up to present its first ever MPV in India.

    Honda Mobilio MPV launch

    11:20: After the long wait, the launch is finally underway.

    11:25 Mr Yoshiyuki Matasumoto, Managing Officer, Honda Motor Company is on podium to brief the audience about the Mobilio.

    11: 27: Mobilio has been specially developed for the Asian markets, says the official.

    11: 28: The Mobilio is already enjoying great success in Indonesia, with over 46,000  Mobilio sold there.

    11:29: Honda Mobilio to have 3 variants: E, S, V. The RS trim only in diesel and will be available from September.

    11:30: Mr Hironori Kanayamma, President & CEO, Honda Cars India is now stage to adress media.

    11: 33: "Our aim is to provide products with high durability, quality & reliability," says Mr Kanayama.

    11:35: Honda City has achieved the fastest sale of 50,00 units, and captured over 50 per cent market share in its league, he adds.

    11: 36: With models like Odyssey, Step-wagon, Elysion and Freed in the global market, Honda sold over 5.5 million MPVs in the last 20 years.

    11: 39: Honda's 1.5-litre i-DTEC diesel engine is India's most fuel-efficient engine. It also powers the Mobilio.

    11:40: The 1.5-litre i-DTEC diesel engine of the Mobilio delivers 99bhp and 200Nm, while returning an impressive mileage of 24.2Km/l. Whereas the 1.5-litre i-VTEC petrol engine is even more powerful with 118bhp and 145Nm. The petrol engine returns 17.3Km/l.

    11:45: Honda Mobilio measures 4386mm in length, 1683mm in width, and 1603mm in height. It has a wheelbase of 2652mm and a minimum turning radius of 5.2m.

    11: 47: The second row  seat gets a 60:40 split ratio with fold-and-tubmble function, and slide & recline option. The third row gets 50:50 split folding.

    11:48: The base luggage area for Mobilio is 223-litres, which can be further expanded to 512-litres in the 3rd row fold configuration.

    11: 54: Mr. Jnaneswar Sen, Sr. Vice President - Marketing & Sales, Honda Cars India Ltd., is now on stage to talk about Honda India's MPV study.

    11: 58: Honda Mobilio will be available in seven colours - Brilliant Gold Metallic, Carnelian Red Pearl, Majestic Blue Metallic, Urban Titanium Metallic, Alabaster Silver Metallic, Taffeta WHite and Crystal Black Pearl (Exclusive to RS trim).

    11: 59: The rather sporty RS trim will be offered for sale from September.

    12:01: Honda Cars India aims to take its dealership network to 230 facilities in 150 cities by the end of 2014-15.

    12: 12: Honda Cars India finally announces the pricing of the Mobilio.

    Honda Mobilio E Petrol - Rs 6.49 lakh

    Honda Mobilio E Diesel - Rs 7.89 lakh

    Honda Mobilio S Petrol - Rs 7.50 lakh

    Honda Mobilio S Diesel - Rs 8.60 lakh

    Honda Mobilio V Petrol - Rs 8.77 lakh

    Honda Mobilio V Diesel - Rs 9.76 lakh

    Honda Mobilio RS (only diesel) - Rs 10.86 lakh

    P.S: All prices mentioned abover are ex-showroom, Delhi.

    Also Read: Honda Mobilio's first drive report.

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