The Honda Mobilio Spike was a 1.5-litre compact-wagon that was designed with recreational activities in mind. The Mobilio Spike was released in Japan on September 19, 2002 and was Honda's third model in the Small Max series. The Mobilio, according to Honda, attained the highest fuel rating in the 7-passenger vehicle class, at 17.2 km/L. All variants of Mobilio Spike meet domestic fuel efficiency requirements for 2010. It was discontinued in Summer 2008 following the release of the Honda Freed.
The Mobilio Spike featured a spacious cargo area that was 6.09 ft (1.86 m) deep and 3.6 ft (1.10 m) tall and could be configured in 5 modes; utility mode, long mode, twin mode, refresh mode, and adjustment mode. Along with the flexible cargo configurations, there are two sliding doors, one on each side. Interior tailgate storage hooks can hold about 11 lb (5.0 kg).
The VTEC engine is designed for both power and fuel economy. The Japanese Ministry of Transport recognized the Mobilio Spike as an “excellent low emissions” vehicle. Also featured in all models of the Mobilio Spike is the Honda Multimatic S (CVT). It is Honda's new generation of CVT with 7-speed mode that offers three driving modes: CVT; 7-speed automatic shift mode; and 7-speed manual shift mode. Four-Wheel Drive was also available.
The Mobilio Spike incorporates Honda's G-CON (G-force Control) technology, for enhanced crash safety. The vehicle body is designed to offer protection to occupants in a 55 km/h full-frontal collision, a 64 km/h front offset collision, 55 km/h side collision, and a 50 km/h rear collision. Honda has implemented its own vehicle-to-vehicle collision testing program: 50% frontal offset collision with a 2-ton class vehicle while both vehicles traveling at 50 km/h, to help improve safety in real-world collisions.
In order to enhance recyclability, almost all interior injection-molded parts are made of olefin resin. Together with other measures, it results in an overall vehicle recyclability of over 90%.
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