Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India (HMSI) today launched an updated version of its popular scooter – Honda Dio in a refreshing new Matte Axis Grey colour along with stylish new 3D Emblem. The scooter has been launched at 48,264 (Ex-showroom, Delhi) same as the regular Honda Dio and commemorates Honda registering one million unit sales of the Dio. Along with the new Matte Axis Gray shade, Honda Dio will continue to be offered in the four existing colour options which include – Jazzy Blue Metallic, Candy Palm Green, Sports Red and Black.
Speaking as the dispatches for the new Dio commenced, Mr. Yadvinder Singh Guleria, Senior Vice President – Sales & Marketing, Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India said, “In line with Honda strategy to delight our customers by refreshing our product portfolio regularly, the new Dio is Honda’s sixth new model of 2016. The new Matt Axis grey colour with value addition of the premium 3D emblem without any additional cost makes it a compelling proposition to own one.”
First launched in 2002, the Honda Dio has been one of the best-selling scooters for the Japanese two-wheeler marque in India. Touted to be the country’s first moto-scooter from the popular two-wheeler manufacturer, the Dio is currently the leading export model from Honda 2Wheelers India. Currently the company exports Honda Dio to leading international markets like – Colombia and Mexico along with some of our neighbouring nations including Sri Lanka and Nepal.
Mechanically there are no new changes in the 2016 Honda Dio. The scooter is still powered by the same 109.2cc, air-cooled, 4 stroke, SI engine that churns out a maximum of 8bhp and develops a peak torque of 8.77Nm. The Dio is also backed by the company’s popular engine technology – Honda Eco Technology (HET), which is known for offering superior mileage.