Honda PH drops the Mobilio from its lineup

The MPV will be missed
by Leandre Grecia | Jun 17, 2021
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It appears Honda Cars Philippines (HCPI) has officially discontinued another model from its lineup: the Mobilio. This marks the second Honda cut from the local market this year alone—the first one being the Jazz, of course.

HCPI didn’t make any announcement on it, but a reader recently pointed it out to us that the MPV was apparently dropped quietly from the lineup. That’s why we reached out to the company for a statement.

“We mainly considered the changes in market demand. By focusing on other growing segments, we can better cater to our customer needs,” it merely said.

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Frankly, there is a bit of an overlap between the Mobilio and the BR-V, so the move by HCPI is quite understandble. The two vehicles are technically from different segments as the BR-V is a subcompact SUV, but they basically offer the same package.

They have the same 1.5-liter engine and same CVT. Both can seat seven people and have identical cargo space out back. The only difference is that the BR-V is a bit longer and has higher ground clearance. We actually made a comparison of these two a few years back—you can check it out by clicking these blue words.

What we’re trying to say is that the departure of the Mobilio won’t exactly leave a hole in HCPI’s lineup. But of course, we understand that the MPV will still be missed. Even if the BR-V has been a bigger sales driver for HCPI, a lot of Filipinos have grown to love the Mobilio throughout its short stint here in our market as well.

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Any Mobilio fans out there? What do you think of this latest move by HCPI, folks?

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