Honda launches Dio 2018 edition in India
Honda has launched the new Deluxe variant of the Dio and priced it at Rs 53,292 (ex-showroom, Delhi). The Honda Dio Deluxe carries a premium of Rs 3,000 over the base variant and sits at the top of the line-up.
For the extra money, you get features like LED headlight and an all-digital console, both of which make their debut on the Dio range for the first time. The Honda Dio Deluxe also features the four-in-one ignition key as seen on the Honda Grazia, along with a separate switch to open the seat.
Also, for the first time, the Dio gets an optional mobile charging point under the seat. The styling of the new variant is similar to the base variant, but the Deluxe gets gold-finish rims and will be offered in two new matte shades – Marshal Green Metallic and Axis Grey Metallic.
Mechanically, the Deluxe variant is the same as the standard Dio and is powered by the Activa 5G-sourced 110cc, air-cooled motor delivering 7.8hp and 8.9Nm of peak torque. Braking is handled by 130mm drum units on both ends and CBS (combined brake system) comes standard on the Dio Deluxe variant.
The Honda Dio has always been a popular scooter among youngsters and the additional features for a nominal premium will hike the Dio’s appeal even further. The Honda Dio Deluxe competes against the likes of the Yamaha Ray ZR, Hero Maestro Edge, Suzuki Lets and the TVS Wego.