Honda Mobilio Thai Official-03

The Honda Mobilio has made its market debut in Thailand, joining the imported Odyssey, Stepwgn Spada and Freed MPVs in the Kingdom. The budget MPV, which shares a platform with the Brio, was first seen in ‘prototype’ form at last year’s Indonesia International Motor Show before officially debuting in the republic early this year, where it challenges the Toyota Avanza/Daihatsu Xenia. The three-row MPV was launched in India in July.

The Thai-market Mobilio rolls out from Honda’s plant in Ayutthaya province. It is available in three trims – a basic S, regular V and the sporty RS. Only the lowest trim is available with a five-speed manual gearbox option; the rest are auto-only.

All are powered by a 1.5 litre i-VTEC unit with 120 PS at 6,600 rpm and 145 Nm of torque at 4,600 rpm. The SOHC motor is paired to either a stick shift or an Earth Dreams CVT transmission, as found in the City/Jazz.

To accomodate three rows, the Brio platform has been stretched to make a 4,386 mm long body (4,398 mm for bodykitted RS) with a 2,652 mm wheelbase.

Honda Mobilio Thai Official-08

Interestingly, the Thai Mobilio is also available in two-row form – the base S is a five-seater with a huge boot while the V and RS are seven-seaters. Second row seats split fold 60:40 and tumble with a “One Motion” mechanism. The middle row bench slides fore and aft, too. Speed-adjustable rear AC blower is standard.

Check out the pics below (thanks to Thai-based reader Ziwen for the showroom snaps) to see the available equipment, such as a touchscreen head unit with reverse camera, Bluetooth and HDMI link. This one has some physical buttons on it, unlike the unit on the City and Jazz.

Prices start from 597,000 baht (RM59,378) for the S M/T and 642,000 baht (RM63,843) for the S A/T, rising to 682,000 baht (RM67,823) for the auto-only V. The bells and whistles RS will set one back 739,000 baht (RM73,500). There’s also a Modulo accessories package for the MPV – see the brochure scan below to see what’s offered.

Will the Mobilio work in Malaysia? If yes, at what price?

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