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Showing posts with label Honda Mobilio. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Honda Mobilio. Show all posts

September 22, 2021

Next-Gen Mobilio, BR-V RS, ZR-V? What Is This Mystery Honda Vehicle?

Escaping almost unnoticed during the all-new 2022 Honda BR-V’s global reveal is this mystery vehicle seen towards the end of the video.

June 17, 2021

Honda Cars PH Discontinues Mobilio

Pour one out for the Mobilio. Honda’s entry-level MPV has joined the Jazz in the great parking lot in the sky.

April 29, 2021

It Looks Like Honda Is Launching The All-New Mobilio and BR-V This May

Honda isn’t wasting any time trying to grab the headlines from the newly-launched Toyota Raize in ASEAN. It’s now confirmed that they are also holding the world premiere of a brand-new model on May 3, 2021—and that could very well be the next-generation Mobilio and/or BR-V.

April 22, 2021

An Additional 10,863 Honda PH Units Affected By Faulty Fuel Pumps

Honda Cars Philippines, Inc. (HCPI), through a voluntarily recall, will replace the fuel pumps of 10,863 units of select 2018-2021 Accord, BR-V, City, Civic, Civic Type R, CR-V, HR-V, Jazz and Mobilio for possible defective impellers.

February 15, 2021

The Honda Mobilio RS Comes with a P250k Discount This Month

In a market for a small 7-seater MPV? You are in luck. Honda Cars Philippines, Inc. is launching its promotion for this month entitled “Pursue Your Drive”. The promo features cash discounts, exciting deals and special offers from February 1-28, 2021, including a P 250,000 discount on the Mobilio RS.

September 3, 2020

Get the Honda Mobilio RS for Just P 965k This Month

It’s the curtain call for Honda’s unbelievably generous “Great Deals, Bright Tomorrow” this month. This is the last chance to get huge cash discounts, and even special low all-in downpayments on select MY2019 and MY2020 models.

August 4, 2020

Last Call for the Honda Civic RS at Just P 1.276M this August

This August, Honda Cars Philippines is announcing the last call on its “Great Deals, Brighter Tomorrow” promo which sees discounts of up to P 300,000.

July 1, 2020

Honda Cars PH is Discounting by as Much as P 500,000

This July, Honda Cars Philippines, Inc. is giving buyers up to P 500,000 in cash discounts with their “Great Deals, Brighter Tomorrow” promo.

May 25, 2020

Honda Cars PH Offers Low Cash Out, Low Monthly Payment Deals on Most of Their Line-Up

Honda Cars Philippines is gearing up for the re-start of its dealership operations nationwide with their “One With You On This Journey” promo. Running from today until June 30, 2020, get Honda Cars’s line-up with special low cash-out, low monthly payments, and even free one-month amortization. Some highlights include:

February 13, 2019

Honda Cars Philippines Brings Down Prices of CR-V, Civic, City, BR-V, and Mobilio for a Limited Time

Honda Cars Philippines wants you to celebrate Valentines’ by getting the Honda you’ve always wanted at a price that’s been made more affordable. Starting on Valentine’s Day (February 14) up to Sunday, February 17, Honda is giving discounts up to P 80,000 on select models and variants.

October 3, 2018

Honda Cars Philippines Reveals Limited Edition CR-V, Civic, and Mobilio Models

Honda Cars Philippines, Inc. (HCPI), announces the next batch of limited-edition models all offering sportier and more stylish looks to cater to the dynamic lifestyle of Filipino customers. Up for grabs are special edition models of the CR-V, Mobilio, and Civic.

June 22, 2018

Road Tripping with the Honda Mobilio: Yay or Nay?

With the rising popularity of 7-seater vehicles in the country, it’s no wonder why Honda came up with not one, not two, but 3 three-row offerings in the market: the Mobilio, the BR-V, and the CR-V. Clearly, they think there’s a market for each, and for the purposes of this story, we’ll take a closer look at the Mobilio—their MPV that was designed to rival the Toyota Avanza and the Suzuki Ertiga.

I’ll be frank: in terms of design, there’s no comparison. Although the Honda Mobilio does resemble a minivan, it still has that some of that signature sporty Honda look that makes it look less of a purely functional vehicle (i.e. mom car) and more like one designed for a truly modern family.

Light and Easy

On the upside, I appreciate how easy the Mobilio is to maneuver in and out of traffic. The light steering is perfect to someone who’s had more seat time in smaller vehicles and sedans. The size of the Mobilio may be intimidating at first, but once I got used to it, it afforded me to have extra confidence. It’s easy to move from lane to lane and its acceleration felt safe. It also responds quickly to braking without the slow glide/abrupt stop that some vehicles would tend to have.

On the downside, it feels too light at times. For something of its size, I expected it to have a more solid feel similar to the Jazz or City. However, once I got it to the highway and accelerated to around 80 km/h, it felt like catching air. This actually made me doubt as to how much control it afforded once you come across things like cross winds or tackling a sharp turn or a sudden lane change.

In short, it does pretty well around city dwellings, but perhaps requires a bit of driver confidence when taken on a longer road trip.

That Bounce, Though

I’m chalking this up to its lightness. We took the back roads to Tagaytay (and back) as a shortcut — because Waze said so — and came across more bumps and potholes than you can imagine. While I was expecting the suspension to be stiffer than that of a sedan or a crossover, I didn’t expect to feel every little bounce. Since the purpose of the Mobilio is to move lots of people in comfort, it may be more adept that doing this sort of thing fully loaded.

Spacious and Comfortable (It Depends)

One of the factors in choosing a vehicle for a barkada or family road trip will always be space. Not only do we account for how many people can come along, but it also has to be roomy enough for all the essentials, whether it’s for a day trip or an overnight stay. The Mobilio, at least, offers that. Despite its compact exterior, the second and third row seats can actually squeeze 7 typically-sized adults and up to 9 petite-sized individuals if you dare.

However, considering the Mobilio’s size, the cargo capacity is a challenge if the third-row is kept up. Increasing cargo space means having to fold down the third row and this automatically reduces the seating capacity to five.

The Verdict

Based on this experience, I’d say that the Honda Mobilio works well for day-to-day city driving, but perhaps not so much for a long highway drive. It scores high because of its functionality and packaging. And while the 1.5-liter engine could easily keep up with the demands of highway driving, it feels less than stable at high speed. I also wished for a more pliant ride. It’s a great daily driver, but those looking for a more adept road trip car, perhaps the CR-V would be the better choice.

Words and Photos by Gen Tiu.

July 31, 2017

A Quick Baguio Getaway with the Honda City, Jazz, and Mobilio

From the confines of Manila’s busy streets to the tight roads of Baguio City, the three newest offerings of Honda Cars Philippines, Inc. (HCPI)—the 2018 City, Jazz, and Mobilio passed their first road trip test with flying colors.

July 17, 2017

Honda Cars Philippines Rolls Out Redesigned Mobilio for 2018

Honda Cars Philippines, Inc. refreshes the Mobilio for 2018. The 7-seater Multi-purpose Utility Vehicle (MUV) now comes with a bolder and sportier exterior, enhanced interior, and upgraded comfort and safety features that satisfy the Filipino families’ needs and expectations in an all-around vehicle.

March 21, 2016

This is One Limited Edition Honda Mobilio

Honda Cars Philippines is weaving its limited edition magic once more and this time, it’s the Mobilio’s turn. Already Honda’s second best-selling nameplate, the Mobilio gets a limited 77 unit run of the mid-grade 1.5 V CVT that comes equipped with a GPS navigation system.

January 24, 2016

Mobilio Drives Honda Cars Philippines Sales, Sells Over 3,000 Units Since Launch

Honda Cars Philippines, Inc. (HCPI), Honda’s automobile business unit in the Philippines, sets record with over 3,000 All-New Mobilio sales since its local debut in April 2015.

August 25, 2015

Review: 2015 Honda Mobilio 1.5 V

Photos by Ulysses Ang
It’s not every day you get excited about driving the latest MPV. After all, it removes the illusion that motoring scribes only drive the most awesome cars (and some are actually picky in that regard). Now, you do have to give exception to the Mobilio for one simple reason: it’s a Honda. At least, you know it should be a decent drive. Plus, since it performed impeccably well during the Puerto Galera drive, it should do well on a regular drive. So after a week of putting it through its paces, can it be definitely concluded that the Mobilio’s a good car? Well, yes! It’s especially true if you can’t practice family planning.

May 5, 2015

First Drive: Honda Mobilio 1.5 CVT

Photos by Ulysses Ang
Nothing spells summer than Katy Perry’s videos on constant loop. Whether you’re into her songs or not, the catchy lyrics and upbeat tunes is the only way to pass the two-hour journey to Mindoro. Either that or your adolescent eyes are trying to spot something in the umm…pink clouds. But the 42-degree heat, constant desire for Gatorade, and bubbly tunes on the radio make for the perfect backdrop for a summer road trip. And since it’s the first week of May, it could very well have been LaBoracay. Only it’s not. This is LaPuertoGalera aboard the LaMobilio.

April 28, 2015

UPDATED: Upping the Game: Honda Launches Mobilio for Philippines (w/ Specs)

UPDATE 2: Read our First Drive here (5/5).

UPDATE 1: Photos from the launch proper, more interior shots, and the spec sheet (5/1).

For a carmaker, a product’s importance falls in one of two categories: a halo model or a sales leader. And though everyone dreams of having the new NSX, Honda knows quite well that’s not going to sell in critical numbers here in the country or even globally. On the other hand, you have the all-new Mobilio, Honda’s first crack at the lucrative but highly competitive Asian Utility Vehicle (AUV) market. Single-handedly, it’s poised to be their make-or-break model. And by sticking true to the company’s philosophy of being engineering-centered, it looks like it’s going to be a winner.

December 1, 2014

UPDATED: Thailand Motor Expo 2014: Honda Launches 2015 HR-V, Brio-Based Wagon (w/ Video)

Photos by Ulysses Ang
UPDATE 2: This is how the Honda HR-V squares up against the competition. (6/9)

UPDATE 1: Honda Cars Philippines just launched the HR-V for the Philippines. (6/7)

Readying its assault in the growing sub-compact crossover segment, Honda finally pulled the wraps off the Jazz-based HR-V at the 31st Bangkok Motor Expo 2014. Dubbed the “Premium Sport Crossover”, the HR-V gets a unique powertrain configuration for the Thai market which will most likely be carried over to the rest of the ASEAN region.