Honda Mobilio RS 2017 Review
Honda Cars Philippines has leveled up the game of its MPV segment as it brought the seven-seat, new RS variant of the Mobilio in the market. With the upgraded features and sportier appearance, one can point out that it is a Road Sailing badge-worthy, as the term "RS" suggests.
The new 2017 Honda Mobilio RS may be more advanced than the other Mobilio RS variants when it comes to its features, but it still runs with a 1.5-liter i-VTEC engine with an output of 118hp and 145Nm of torque, making it just as strong and powered. It also uses the same transmission, a 5-Speed Manual, Continuously Variable Transmission.
The suspension setup in this new variant uses MacPherson Strut and Coil Spring with Stabilizer in front, and Torsion Beam Axle and Coil Spring in rear, giving the car more control while on the road.
The exterior has also been made different from the other variants. The front fascia now has a sportier vibe, thanks to the all exclusive-RS design gloss black front-grille and the 15-inch aluminum alloy wheels. Honda also didn't miss any part of the rear. With the RS emblem, rear bumper, tailgate spoiler with LED high mount stop lamp, and exhaust pipe finisher, one can easily say that the 2017 Honda Mobilio RS is way edgier than the other Mobilio variants.
Inside, the changes are more prominent. The RS variant has a more spacious cabin designed to comfortably accommodate a family of seven. It further showcases its sporty character with the black fabric seats and dark metal finish on the door panel armrest and front AC vent panel.
This new variant comes equipped with more premium upgrades, including a new RS design Instrument Cluster with orange illumination, and a 7-inch Touchscreen Audio System with navigation that includes Bluetooth hands-free telephone and audio streaming, USB Connectivity, and an integrated rear view camera with guidelines.
The 2017 Honda Mobilio RS ensures the safety of the passengers with the Speed Sensing Auto Door Lock, Dual Front SRS airbags, Anti-lock Brake System, Electronic Brake-force Distribution, G-CON Body structure, and Child Seat Anchor. The new variant is also equipped with Hill Start Assist.
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