Premier Rio, the first real compact SUV of India has just got itself a facelift in its real avatar. The Premier Rio is the Zoyte Nomad in China and it has just got iself a facelift with the 2013 Premier Rio New Model launched in Chinese market. The car now gets a nice mid life refresh which distinguishes the car from its earlier avatar and the refresh is carried on to the interiors of the car as well. The car remains bog similar to its earlier iteration in the mechanical department.
Premier has been testing the Premier Rio with the popular 1.3 Litre Fiat Multi-jet Diesel engine for last few months and the car is finally in the showrooms and deliveries begin on 2nd August 2012. The same engine does the duty in many popular cars in India including the Maruti Swift, Swift Dzire, Fiat Punto, Tata Vista etc. to name a few. It is an internationally acclaimed engines with superb torque and high fuel economy and has sold in millions of numbers in various countries. With the new 1.3 litre multijet engine the called the Rio CRDi4 diesel model costs [Read more...]
We have posted a couple of news on the most affordable compact SUV yet, the Premier Rio, and not so surprisingly many of our readers have liked the same for its low cost. Last seen at the 2012 Auto Expo, the SUV could not be launched in BS IV cities (metropolitans and other major cities) as the diesel engine was not complying with the norms but then we came to know that Premier is in talks with Fiat for a new 1.3 l MultiJet engine. At the Expo the company promised that the 1.3 Litre Multijet Rio will arrive in [Read more...]
Premier initially could not get the required attention with the launch of Premier Rio but the 2012 Premier Rio is a bit more promising that its predecessor and has managed to bring the brand in the limelight(we are not talking about sales here). Most importantly now the company has a BS IV equipped Rio which could be sold in the 13 major cities where BS IV norms are under implementation. Since the car can now be sold in bigger cities, Premier does need a better sales and service network. For the same the company has started putting in efforts and [Read more...]
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 [Read more...]
Premier has been sincerely focusing on its very affordable compact SUV Premier Rio for quite some time. The first and most important addition to the Rio is an all new BS IV compliant 1.2 Litre MPFi petrol engine which will help Rio enter the major Indian cities which otherwise were beyond its reach because of the implementation of BS IV norms. So for those Premier Rio aspirers living in big cities, it comes as a good news since now you would see Rio’s at nearby dealerships. But that’s not all as to take the level of appeal of Rio one step [Read more...]
Premier had amazed the Indian automobile industry when it launched the ultra low cost SUV, Premier Rio. To many the car was a not so good option as an SUV while other praised it for its pricing. One of the major setbacks for the company was the inability to launch Rio in 13 major cities because of the fact that it featured a BS III engine. In order to resolve the same problem, the company was in talks with Fiat so that the latter could supply its popular 1.3 Liter Multijet diesel engine for the upgraded Rio. Well the upgraded [Read more...]
Premier Rio is an ambitious SUV and is well known for its very affordable price. The car was launched in 2009 with a BS III compliant engine but with the implementation of new BS IV norms, the company is unable to introduce it to prospective buyers from cities with BS IV norms. For this the company has been working hard and stated in their annual report that a new BS IV compliant model will be launched soon. After 15 long years since Premier, one of the oldest company, parted ways with Fiat in India, both are to join hands once [Read more...]