Honda Thailand announces facelifted Mobilio

By CARSIFU | 9 May 2017

BANGKOK: Honda Thailand has introduced more advanced interior and exterior designs to the facelifted Mobilio in an intensified move to attract the urban crowd.

It’s equipped with more comfort features and advanced safety standards including a spacious passenger cabin and roomy utility space that supports various functional uses

It has a newly-designed front grille; sportier headlights with LED position lamps; newly-designed 15-inch alloy wheels; spacious and comfortable passenger cabin; and a newly-designed front console. In addition, comfort features added include self-illuminating meters with multi-information display; automatic air conditioning system; Honda smart key system; and a one push ignition system, plus a 6.1-inch touchscreen audio system that provides a HDMI port for audio and video connections.


The Mobilio is based on the versatile A-segment Brio platform that has spawned a hatch, a sedan, and an SUV.

The new Mobilio was developed to support a variety of functional uses. It comes in two 7-seater variants with three rows of seats, where the third row of seats is a 50:50 split folding type which maximizes cargo space. There is also a 5-seater variant with two rows of seats, where the second row of seats is a 60:40 split one-motion fold-and-tumble type, with a cargo floor board and storage compartment under the second-row seats to provide maximum storage for various uses.

It is powered by a SOHC 1.5L i-VTEC 4-cylinder engine that produces 117hp at 6,000 rpm and 146Nm of torqueat 4,700 rpm. The engine is E85-compatible. The Mobilio is available with a new continuously variable transmission (CVT) built upon Honda's Earth Dreams Technology that promises optimum acceleration with better fuel economy. Standard safety equipment for all Mobilio variants includes the G-Force Control, or G-CON, safety body frame that helps secure the cabin against collisions from any direction; dual SRS front airbags; Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA); Hill Start Assist (HSA); Anti-lock Braking System (ABS); Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD); and a rearview camera.


The RS variant is the sportiest and comes equipped with RS accessories including a “Gloss Black” front grille; newly-designed multi-reflector headlights with LED position lamps; fog lights; sporty front and rear bumpers; side sill garnish; exhaust pipe finisher; rear spoiler with a LED high-mounted brake light; newly-designed 15” alloy wheels; and an RS emblem on the front grille and tailgate.

The Mobilio is available in three variants: the S variant, which comes with a two-row seat configuration (five seats) at 659,000 baht (RM83,000); the V variant, which comes with a three-row seat configuration (seven seats) at 699,000 baht (RM88,000); and the RS variant, which comes with a three-row seat configuration (seven seats) at 763,000 baht (RM96,000).

Five colours are available: Phoenix Orange Pearl, Crystal Black Pearl, Silver Lunar Metallic, Taffeta White and White Orchid Pearl.

Over in Malaysia, the long expected facelifted Jazz is expected to create a stir following sightings of the new hatch on local roads by several auto sites. Honda Malaysia is expected to announce pre-bookings for the upcoming Jazz later this week.