Honda Mobilio Spike

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Honda Mobilio Spike
Honda Mobilio Spike 2002.jpg
Manufacturer Honda
Production 2002–2008
Assembly Suzuka Plant, Suzuka, Mie, Japan
Body and chassis
Class Mini MPV
Body style 5-door hatchback
Layout Front-engine design, front-wheel drive / four-wheel drive
Platform Global small platform
Related Honda Mobilio
Engine 1.5 L L15A VTEC I4
Transmission CVT
Wheelbase 2,750 mm (108.3 in)
Length 4,060 mm (159.8 in)
Width 1,690 mm (66.5 in)
Height 1,730 mm (68.1 in)
Predecessor Honda Capa
Honda S-MX
Successor Honda Freed

The Honda Mobilio Spike was a 1.5L 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 1.5L 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 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 is 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%.[citation needed]