You’d never heard of the Honda Mobilio? Neither had we but what a cute, quirky, practical MPV this is. It can carry 7 people.
The first generation Mobilio is a 1.5 L compact wagon that was designed with recreational activities in mind. The Honda Mobilio was released in Japan on 19 September 2002 and was Honda’s second model in the Small Max series. The Mobilio, according to Honda, attained the highest fuel rating in the 7-passenger vehicle class, at 17.2 km/L (49 mpg‑imp; 40 mpg‑US).
The Honda Mobilio can carry up to 7 people depending on the configuration. It’s a really economical way of getting around,
The Mobilio features a spacious cargo area that is 1.86 m (6.09 ft) deep and 1.10 m (3.6 ft) tall and can be configured in 5 modes; utility mode, long mode, twin mode, refresh mode and adjustment mode. Along with the flexible cargo configurations, there are two sliding doors, one on each side. Interior tailgate storage hooks can hold about 5.0 kg (11 lb).
The 1.5 L DSI engine is designed for both power and fuel economy. The Japanese Ministry of Transport recognised the Mobilio as an “excellent low emissions” vehicle.
Also featured in the Mobilio is the Honda Multimatic S (CVT). It is Honda’s new generation of CVT with 7-speed mode that offers three driving modes: CVT, 7-speed automatic shift mode and 7-speed manual shift mode. Four-wheel drive is also available.
The Mobilio Spike incorporates Honda’s G-CON (G-force Control) technology, for enhanced crash safety. The vehicle body is designed to offer protection to occupants in a 55 km/h full-frontal collision, a 64 km/h front offset collision, 55 km/h side collision and a 50 km/h rear collision. Honda has implemented its own vehicle-to-vehicle collision testing program: 50% frontal offset collision with a 2-ton class vehicle while both vehicles traveling at 50 km/h, to help improve safety in real-world collisions.
In order to enhance recyclability, almost all interior injection-moulded parts are made of olefin resin. Together with other measures, it results in an overall vehicle recyclability of over 90%.