Honda Dio crosses 30 lakh sales milestone

07/05/2019 - 11:26 | ,  ,   | Suvil Susvirkar

Honda 2Wheelers India’s youthful moto-scooter, the Dio, has accomplished a new milestone of crossing 30 lakh sales since its launch in 2002.

2018 Honda Dio Deluxe press yellow
The Dio is Honda 2Wheeler India's highest exported scooter.

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The first 15 lakh sales took 14 years while the latest 15 lakh units were sold in just three years, nearly 5 times faster. The Dio also retains the position of India’s fourth largest selling scooter.

Honda has also found success in the international market with the Dio. With 44% export market share in the scooter segment, Dio is the largest exported scooter of India. The product is exported to more than 11 South Asian & Latin American countries like Mexico, Nepal, Colombia, Sri Lanka and more.

Expressing his views about the new sales milestone, Yadvinder Singh Guleria, Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India, said:

With its 17 years of legacy, Dio remains fresh as ever while celebrating the spirit of youthfulness. Convenient features & stylish looks make it a perfect partner for youngsters of today – not just in India but in international markets as well. We thank all our customers who choose to ride on the uber-trendy Dio while living life their own way.

The 109.19 cc Fan Cooled, 4 Stroke, SI engine of the Honda Dio delivers 8 bhp at 7,000 rpm and 8.91 Nm of torque at 5,500 rpm. The motor is capable of propelling it to a claimed top speed of 85 km/h. The scooter is only available in drum brake variant.

The feature list includes bold styling, apron mounted LED headlamp, LED DRLs and fully digital meter with service due indicator. The scooter is available in nine colours under two variants – Standard and Deluxe.

The standard option can be purchased in:

  • Vibrant Orange
  • Sports Yellow
  • Sports Red
  • Candy Jazzy Blue
  • Matte Axis Grey Metallic

The deluxe variant is available in:

  • Dazzle Yellow Metallic
  • Matte Marshal Green Metallic
  • Pearl Igneous Black
  • Matte Axis Grey Metallic

2018 Honda Dio Deluxe press black
Targeted to a young audience, the Honda Dio is available in nine colour options.

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Prices of the Honda Dio start at INR 52,938 (ex-showroom, Delhi). The scooter competes with the likes of Yamaha Ray ZR and Hero Maestro Edge.

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