Halted due to poor sales with production at Honda's Noida City Plant in India even being stopped for a while, the Indonesian built Mobilio receives a new grille and bonnet, restyled headlights with daytime running LED's, and 15-inch alloy wheels. The sporty flagship RS builds on these with a bespoke bodykit, unique alloys and electrically retractable mirrors.
Changes inside are also substantial with a new (optional) 6.2-inch touchscreen display, thicker padding for the third-row seats, two or four-speaker sound system, electric windows across the range and, on higher spec models, revised instrument cluster and climate control. In addition, the RS benefits from a six-speaker sound system, 6.8-inch display, Bluetooth, Stability Control and Hill Start Assist.
Power remains unchanged with the 1.5-litre Earth Dreams petrol engine still producing 88 kW and 145 N.m of torque, with transmissions consisting of a five-speed manual or CVT.
Prices range from 189-million Rupiah (R192 075) for the base S to 243-million Rupiah (R 246 954) for RS, although it is unlikely that the Mobilio would return to South Africa as it would clash with the BR-V.
Expected to arrive in South Africa later this year, the facelifted City benefits from a reshaped grille, new front and rear bumpers, slightly alerted headlights with daytime running LED's and inside, a new 6.8-inch touchscreen display, reverse camera, gun-metal metallic trim, auto lock/unlock doors and leather trim on high spec version.
As with the Mobilio, the City retains the same 1.5-litre petrol with 88 kW and 145 N.m of torque, with a five-speed manual and CVT available on the base S model, while the rest of the range, V, V+, SV and SV+, are fitted with the latter box only.
Price range from 550 000 baht (R209 421) for the S manual to 751 000 baht (R285 955) for the V+ CVT, with Honda South Africa yet to confirm pricing and spec for the Ballade.