|Honda Announces New Colors for the Dio and Dio Deluxe 4-Stroke Scooters|
|Tokyo, May 9, 2002 --- Honda Motor Co., Ltd. today announced that the Dio and Dio Deluxe*1 scooters, both equipped with Honda's environment-friendly water-cooled, 4-stroke 50cc engine, will be available in two new colors starting Friday, May 10th.
The 4-stroke Dio and Dio Deluxe, released in March 2001, were developed around the keywords "Clean", "Economical", "Silent", and "Tough". These scooters have won a broad following not only for their environmental performance, but also for their comfortable ride and fuel economy.
This latest release adds two new colors --- Shasta White and Nature Blue Metallic --- to the two colors presently available, giving a total of four color variations in all. The broader selection is being offered to respond more fully to customers' needs.
Further improvements to detail include a combined main key and shutter key, making the Dio and Dio Deluxe even more convenient for everyday use. And, in addition to the anti-theft systems already in place, the new scooters will come pre-wired to accommodate the Alarm Kit and Immobilizer, manufactured by Honda Access (sold separately --- available as of the end of May).
Body colors (both Dio and Dio Deluxe): Shasta White (new color); Nature Blue Metallic (new color); Vega Black Metallic (currently available); Clear Silver Metallic (currently available)