Premier Rio 2012 New Facelift Model India Spy Pictures


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 version has been spotted recently in Pune and as per the details revealed via the pictures, it is surely a better Rio.

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image – Premier Rio 2012 New Model Spy Picture

When asked the driver of the car, what is new in the Rio, he did not disclose any details but at the same time assured that a couple of upgrades are there. One of the biggest question was that whether the spied car equipped a Multijet diesel or not?

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image – Premier Rio 2012 New Model Spy Picture

Some of the evident changes on the car includes the following:

  • Improved quality of plastics on the interior
  • Chrome inserts on the steering wheel and other places for better appeal
  • Beige Interiors
  • Improved clear lens headlamps
  • ABS( Anti-lock Braking System)


image – Premier Rio 2012 New Model Spy Picture

As far as the 2012 Auto Expo is concerned, the company is not going to showcase any products there and the Rio facelift’s launch could happen anytime in January, probably towards the third and fourth week. The price of the new car is expected to fall close to Rs. 6 lakhs.


image – Premier Rio 2012 New Model Spy Picture

Image Credits and Source- Motorbeam

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