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"Sporty" isn't usually a word you would associate with the Honda Mobilio. The MPV has received its fair share of criticisms about its drab appearance. This face-lifted version, however, borrows a few elements from its Honda siblings to warrant the adjective. 

The new Mobilio has just surfaced over in Thailand. On the outside, it gets a redesigned grille that looks similar to the one on the current Honda Civic, complete with LED position lamps. Underneath are stylish new 15-inch alloy wheels. Inside, it gets a redesigned front console, a new multi-information display, automatic A/C, push-button start, and a 6.1-inch touchscreen. 

The Thai-spec Mobilio is powered by a 1.5-liter i-VTEC that generates 117hp and 146Nm, mated to the usual CVT. It comes in three variants: the five-seater S, the seven-seater V, and the seven-seater RS that comes with a slew of sporty accessories. Standard on all variants are safety features like G-Force Control, a safety body frame, dual front airbags, vehicle stability and hill-start assist systems, ABS, electronic brake distribution, and a rear-view camera.

"Designed for those who pursue metro lifestyles, where urban living and a sense of style are balanced by the desire for practical functionality, the new Honda Mobilio sets a higher standard for luxury and comfort, while also providing exceptional utility,” said Honda's Thailand COO Pitak Pruittisarikorn.

Do you guys like this new and sportier Honda Mobilio?

Jason Tulio
Staff Writer
Like most guys, Jason inherited his love for cars from watching his dad talk about and tinker with them while he was growing up. Since then, he has leveled up into the roles of motoring journalist/wannabe mechanic/concerned motorist.
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