New Honda Dio H-Smart to launch soon, gets keyless ignition and more

New Honda Dio H-Smart to launch soon, gets keyless ignition and more

News by Team Drivio | 29 May 2023

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.

SpecificationsHonda Dio H-SmartHero Xoom 110
EngineSingle-cylinder, 109.51ccSingle-cylinder, 110.9cc
Power7.7 bhp8.05 bhp
Torque9 Nm8.7 Nm
Key featuresKeyless operation, all-LED headlamp, fully-digital instrument consoleCornering lamps, all-LED headlamp, fully-digital instrument console
Wheels12-inch front and 10-inch rear alloys12-inch front and rear alloys
PriceRs 69,000 – Rs 75,000 (expected)Rs 69,099 – Rs 77,199