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Old 25th June 2014, 09:24   #421
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The latest edition of Autocar (July-14) has made a mention that the Mobilio will be launched on July 23 . This mention in made in the "Motoring advice" section on page 163 in response to a reader query on choosing between the Ertiga and the Mobilio.

Any confirmation from other sources?
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The latest edition of Autocar (July-14) has made a mention that the Mobilio will be launched on July 23 . This mention in made in the "Motoring advice" section on page 163 in response to a reader query on choosing between the Ertiga and the Mobilio.

Any confirmation from other sources?
The Mobilio July Launch has been confirmed by the official Honda Mobilio website itself. Here is the link and the picture confirming that news ------> https://www.hondacarindia.com/mobilio/index.html

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Interiors of the mobilio can act as a dealbreaker for me, but the engine of the ertiga wont. As simple as that. Perhaps a bit of low end response will be lost in the ertiga when compared to Mobilio.
Good point, but for me it is the other way. I don't mind the interiors, but the low end response is a deal breaker for me. If Mobilio offers better ride compared to Ertiga and about 20 to 40K more than Ertiga zxi price for the top variant, then I think many buyers will forgive the basic interior of Mobilio.
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Default re: Honda Mobilio (Brio-based MPV) coming soon? EDIT: pre-launch ad on p29

Its a funny ad for sure. But its very long, 2:34 minutes to be precise, so doubt how much they will show on the TV. Will be a very costly affair to air such a lengthy ad on the Television channels. Looks like Honda is gearing up strongly to fight with Ertiga. I guess they should have worked more on their interiors which could have fetched them more customers
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The Mobilio July Launch has been confirmed by the official Honda Mobilio website itself. Here is the link and the picture confirming that news ------> https://www.hondacarindia.com/mobilio/index.html

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"Honda's Stylish 7 seater "

it really amuses me. Almost everyone has expressed displeasure on the interior of the Mobilio and Honda proudly says "Stylish" ?
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"Honda's Stylish 7 seater "

it really amuses me. Almost everyone has expressed displeasure on the interior of the Mobilio and Honda proudly says "Stylish" ?
They probably mean the exterior. I like it's looks from outside which is definitely better than Ertiga and innova. But, interiors are a different story and might be deal breaker for people like me.
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Default re: Honda Mobilio (Brio-based MPV) coming soon? EDIT: pre-launch ad on p29

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The Mobilio July Launch has been confirmed by the official Honda Mobilio website itself. Here is the link and the picture confirming that news
Even more than Honda themselves you seem to be following the Mobilio more.

I know your search for a people mover is strong but I guess you don't close the Honda website and keep refreshing it to get any updates. I feel Honda should give you the launch pass first.

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"Honda's Stylish 7 seater"

it really amuses me. Almost everyone has expressed displeasure on the interior of the Mobilio and Honda proudly says "Stylish"?


Honda hasn't read this thread else they would have changed the title of the same!

But I agree with harry10, the Mobilio looks good on the outside but the inside is, better not type words for it. I want the 'RS' version front slats and plain-simple looking alloys rather than those fan-blade/generator blades that are currently provided.

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The Mobilio July Launch has been confirmed by the official Honda Mobilio website itself. Here is the link and the picture confirming that news ------>
But was the date 23rd mentioned anywhere ?
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As per the news report published in cartoq, the launch date of the Mobilio have been finalized as 23rd July 2014. I believe the media drive will happen well before the launch.

http://www.cartoq.com/video-honda-mo...a-july-launch/
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First ad for the Mobilio.
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A seven seater and "stylish"? Huh! But yes, externally it looks way better than Innova/Ertiga/Xylo. If only they can fix that eyesore dashboard then , it CAN be a stylish car, for a 7-seater, that is.
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A 7 seater MPV is supposed to be used for long highway drive's and spending long time in the car hence it should have refined interiors. Mobilo's dash lifted from the Brio is a total eye sore. It looks too small and bare bone's. A complete deal breaker for me. If I had to buy a MPV at these prices, it would be the Ertiga for me even if Mobilo is 50K LESS then the Maruti.
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I guess the early owners will be punished with the drab interiors. Then 2 - 3 yrs later there will be a mid life facelift / refresh to liven up the product and subsequent owners might be blessed with more acceptable interiors. Kind of like they did with the 3rd Gen Honda City.

Toyota are the only ones who seem to have mastered the art of making their Innova look worse with every stage of nip & tuck.
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Default Re: Honda Mobilio (Brio-based MPV) coming soon? EDIT: pre-launch ad on p29

While the interiors being a lift from the Brio and Amaze is indeed quite disheartening but do keep in mind that this has been the norm in the MPV segment.

The Ertiga uses the dash same as Dzire and Swift. It's a good Dzire but just painted beige including the steering wheel!!

The Innova never had good interiors. Plastics were rock hard and it was boring. The Qualis was even worse.

The Duster's sore point has been the interior quality and even Ecosport has received brickbats for the plastic quality used.

As long as the Mobilio can deliver on space, comfort, performance and FE people are going to live with the interiors. It's seriously not a deal breaker if the rest of the package is up to it.
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As long as the Mobilio can deliver on space, comfort, performance and FE people are going to live with the interiors. It's seriously not a deal breaker if the rest of the package is up to it.

Thanks for that heartening post Vid !

To add further, I saw the interiors of the Amaze in the flesh from close quarters today. I felt that it is not that bad after all.

I personally feel that the dash is not photogenic, but it looks OK in the flesh. But I still hope Honda makes it a bit more premium looking at the earliest refresh opportunity. It will give customers a great looking product inside out. I gave this telephonic feedback already to the straight toned lady (or was it a computer ) who talked to me as part of the Honda Mobilio feedback exercise yesterday.
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