Honda brings back Dio nameplate in PH
After gaining popularity as a “gray market” model, the Dio nameplate has now officially made its way back into the local market through the brand’s authorized distributor, Honda Philippines Inc. (HPI).
Designed for “early millennials,” HPI announced that the latest Dio will be sold in all dealerships starting this month.
Powering the all-new Dio is an air-cooled, 109cc, four-stroke single overhead cam (SOHC) engine that enables peak output of 7.89hp and 8.91Nm and boasts up to 58.3kpl fuel consumption.
It also has been fitted with an informative meter panel, secure key shutter with seat opener and front hook and retractable-type hook in the rear for the extra luggage you need to carry—that is if the 14.4-liter capacity U-Box is filled up already with travel essentials.
The smallest among HPI’s scooter offerings, this pocket rocket rides on 10-inch tubeless tires and its stopping power its taken care of by drum brakes in the front and rear. The scooter seats two (rider and pillion) and has a wide step floor.
Just like the old Dio, the all-new model wears stylish design, with other other functional features to match.
Available in Candy Jazzy Blue, Sports Red, and Vibrant Orange, the Dio is equipped with LED Headlight and Position Light. The all-new Dio has a Suggested Retail Price of ₱49,900.
In a statement, HPI President Susumu Mitsuishi said that the offering was brought to the country as their way to help riders face everyday challenges.
“As the latest addition to our motorcycle offerings, The all-new Dio is our way of helping everyone face today’s everyday challenges. People will surely love it because, with this multi-purpose scooter, they can always seize the day,” he said.
Photos from Honda Philippines Inc.