Honda Dio is one of the top options for youngsters in India. It was first introduced in India back in 2001. Apart from the domestic market, the Indian-made Honda Dio is also on sale overseas. Read the latest news about Honda Dio new model 2021 on IndianAutosBlog.
Last year, Honda updated its hot-selling scooter, Honda Dio, to meet the new BSVI emission norms. Along with the BSVI updates, Honda also gave the Dio a minor price hike. In addition, Honda has introduced the Repsol Edition of the Dio, increasing the number of variants to three. Other lower variants of the line-up are the STD and DLX. Recently, the Japanese brand has launched the new Dio in the Philippines, which is different from the version on sale in India.
Honda Dio is considered a funkier version of its close sibling – the Activa 6G. Exterior-wise, Honda Dio looks sporty with sharp creases across the bodywork. There are LED headlights and LED signature lights on the handlebar for the deluxe trim. Moreover, the new Dio also comes with fresh colour options that give out nice and striking contrast.
The BSVI Honda Dio is given some feature updates. For example, the scooter is now available with a full-digital instrument cluster and an external fuel-filter cap. The digital instrument cluster shows real-time and average mileage information. However, the standard variant only gets a basic analogue display and LED DRL and headlights are limited to the higher variants. Other notable features include silent start, engine kill switch, side-stand cut-off function as well as storage spaces on the back of the apron.
About the engine, Honda Dio features an all-new 109.51 cc fuel-injected motor. This engine produces 7.6 PS at 8000 rpm and 9 Nm at 4759 rpm. Compared to the pre-BSVI version, the new engine offers less power. However, the torque figure is higher. The fuel tank has a capacity of 5.3 litres. It is mated to a CVT automatic transmission. Regarding fuel efficiency, the Honda Dio offers a mileage of 60 kmpl.
In terms of mechanic setting, the Dio now gets a telescopic fork and a 12-inch wheel up front while the rear comes with a 10-inch wheel supported by a mono-shock. However, it misses out on alloy wheels and disc brakes.
Honda Dio is challenging the likes of Hero Pleasure Plus and TVS Wego.
As mentioned earlier, Honda Dio was given a small price hike. It is now offered at the starting price of Rs 63,273 for the base variant. The DLX and Repsol Edition are priced at Rs 66,671 and Rs 69,171 (ex-showroom), respectively.