The Japanese company has recently introduced during the Indonesia International Motor Show the new Mobilio concept – an MPV for the Asian Markets.
The new Multi Purpose Vehicle previewed with the Mobilio concept will be designed and built on a dedicated plan for the Asian markets – it will be Honda’s first model to be introduced in the lower priced MPV category, which is the best-selling category in the automobile market in Indonesia.
Takanobu Ito, President and CEO of Honda Motor Co., Ltd.: “The Honda Mobilio is the first model Honda has developed especially for the Indonesian market. Working closely with Honda operations here to study the unique needs of Indonesian customers, this Honda Mobilio will fulfill the dreams of Indonesian customers for an affordable family car featuring Honda’s high standard of quality. We will continue to support the expansion of Honda business in Indonesia by introducing new products that meet the needs of our Indonesian customers.”
While offering a spacious cabin space with a three-row seat configuration for seven occupants, the Honda Mobilio features a compact-sized body fitting the general size of parking spaces in Indonesia, which are of less than 4.4 m in length. Moreover, taking local road surface conditions into consideration, the Honda Mobilio features a ground clearance as high as 185mm, which is equivalent to the ground clearance of SUVs.
Performance specifications were not released, but Honda confirmed a 1.5-liter i-VTEC four-cylinder petrol engine powers the model.