2012 Premier Rio Low Cost SUV Launched At 2012 Auto Expo– Price, Pictures, Specifications and Details

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Updated on 1st August 2012:

Premier Rio CRDi4 Diesel With 1.3 Litre Engine Launched At Rs. 6.70 Lakhs – Details

Premier has been putting all of its efforts to lift the image of its SUV, Premier Rio and for the same it launched the new upgraded 2012 Premier Rio at the 2012 Auto Expo. Though being claimed as sophisticated, the car still does not manage to impress you but the company’s sincere effort is praiseworthy.

The Rio now gets new curvy headlamps, an integrated grille and a new spoiler. Apart from these the car also features a new hood and side panels which together improve the overall aerodynamic efficiency. On the interiors the company has added new beige upholstery to give the passenger cabin a more lively feeling.

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On the technical front the car is now available in three engine options(Multijet is under testing) which are as follows:

  • 1173cc (1.2 litre) petrol engine based on AVL technology delivering 77BHP and 15 kms/litre of fuel efficiency.
  • 1489cc turbo diesel engine based on Peugeot technology (TUD5) delivering 65BHP of power, offering 16 kms/litre of fuel efficiency
  • 1.3 litre CRDI Multijet diesel engine (currently undergoing integration, testing and homologation)

Both petrol and diesel engines are available immediately after the Expo while the Multijet Diesel is expected to arrive by April 2012.

2012 Premier Rio Low Cost SUV Technical Specifications

  • Overall Length: 3970mm
  • Overall width: 1570mm
  • Overall Height: 1730mm
  • Wheelbase: 2420mm
  • Track front: 1305mm
  • Track rear: 1310mm
  • Turning circle Radius: 4.7mtrs
  • Ground Clearance: 200mm (≈8”)

ENGINE

  • Petrol
    • Displacement: 1173 CC
    • Max.Power : 76.6 ps (56.3kw)@ 5800 rpm
    • Max.Torque: 103.9 Nm @ 3500-4250rpm
    • Emission: BS IV
    • Air charging System: Naturally aspirated
  • Diesel
    • Displacement: 1489 CC
    • Max Power: 64.8 ps (47.6 kw) @ 4000 rpm
    • Max Torque: 152 Nm @ 2250 – 3000 rpm
    • Emission: BSIII
    • Air Charging System: Fixed geometry Turbo Charger without intercooler
  • CRDIDiesel
    • Displacement: 1248 CC
    • Max Power: 75 ps (55 kw) @ 4000 rpm
    • Max Torque: 190 Nm @ 1750 rpm
    • Emission: BS IV
    • Air Charging System: Fixed geometry Turbo Charger with  intercooler
  • Fuel Tank Capacity: 46 ltrs
  • Trunk capacity: 454/1158 ltrs (with rear seat folded)

WEIGHT

  • kerb weights: 1080 kgs to 1145 kgs

TRANSMISSION

  • Transmission: 5 Speed manual

BRAKES

  • (Front) Disc
  • (Rear) Drum

TYRES

  • 205/70R15 (Tubeless Radial)

2012 Premier Rio Low Cost SUV Features

  • Power steering
  • Front power windows
  • Electrically operated door mirrors
  • Roof-rails
  • Central locking
  • CD/MP3 players
  • Anti-lock breaking system (ABS)
  • Keyless entry
  • Alloy wheels
  • Foldable split rear seats

2012 Premier Rio Low Cost SUV Colours

  • Red
  • White
  • Silver
  • Black

2012 Premier Rio Low Cost SUV Price In India

The car is available in four version with the base model starting from Rs. 4.7 Lakhs and the top-end model at Rs.6.35 Lakhs.

2012 Premier Rio Exclusive Shots From 2012 Auto Expo

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Check Out – 2012 Auto Expo Exclusive Coverage

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2 COMMENTS

  1. This is a real world Mini SUV, by looks and size. Wish to have one, soon.
    Just the price should be slightly lower.

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