New Honda Dio H-Smart to launch soon, gets keyless ignition and more
Article by Drivio | 29th May 23
The new Honda Dio H-Smart will share the keyless ignition tech with the Activa H-Smart, along with alloy wheels and new colour options.
- The H-Smart tech will be limited to the top-spec variant in the updated Honda Diolineup.
- The new Honda Dio H-Smart will become the most affordable scooter to come with keyless ignition.
- The updated Honda Dio H-Smart will directly take on the equally sporty looking Hero Xoom 110.
A few pictures of the updated version of the Honda Dio have leaked, indicating a minute facelift of the Japanese two-wheeler’s most affordable scooter. The updated Honda Dio will also get a new range-topping H-Smart variant, which like the Activa H-Smart, will come with the exclusivity of keyless ignition tech.
What new features will the Honda Dio H-Smart get?
The highlight of the new Honda Dio H-Smart is the keyless ignition tech, which allows the rider to turn on the ignition by press of a button, without engaging the key in the ignition hole. Along with the keyless ignition, the Honda Dio H-Smart will also get new black alloy wheels and a SmartFind feature, which can help you locate the scooter by flashing both front and rear turn indicators.
It also gets a SmartUnlock feature for unlocking the handlebar and opening the fuel filler cap and under-seat storage compartment. The new Dio will retain the single-cylinder, 109.51cc engine from the current model.
What is the direct competition for the Honda Dio H-Smart?
The new Honda Dio will compete with the Hero Xoom 110, which looks equally sporty and is almost as affordable as the former.
|Specifications||Honda Dio H-Smart||Hero Xoom 110|
|Engine||Single-cylinder, 109.51cc||Single-cylinder, 110.9cc|
|Power||7.7 bhp||8.05 bhp|
|Torque||9 Nm||8.7 Nm|
|Key features||Keyless operation, all-LED headlamp, fully-digital instrument console||Cornering lamps, all-LED headlamp, fully-digital instrument console|
|Wheels||12-inch front and 10-inch rear alloys||12-inch front and rear alloys|
|Price||Rs 69,000 – Rs 75,000 (expected)||Rs 69,099 – Rs 77,199|