Category Archives: PAL-Zotye

Premier Rio gets a mid-life facelift in China

If you think that India’s first sub 4 meter utility vehicle was the Mahindra Quanto, then you are so wrong.[Left - Facelifted Zotye 5008 spotted production-ready; Right - The Premier Rio was updated last year]

Premier continues intensive testing of the Rio Multijet

Our friends at Motorbash had a brief encounter with one of the 1.3L diesel Rio test mules in Pune. The Rio is currently sold with an ancient 1.5L diesel engine that used to persuade forward cars such as the Maruti Zen in the 1990's.A 1.2L petrol

Day 2 – Premier Rio+ Interiors

The Premier Rio+ now looks chic and stylish from the outside. But is it the same story on the inside? Is the build quality right for the Indian conditions? How good is the quality of plastics? Is it spacious enough to accommodate an average family with

Day 1: Premier Rio+ Exterior Design

Over the years, the Indian automotive market has matured from small hatchbacks to entry sedans to C+ sedans. This year, the focus of the manufacturers will be on two key segments –Compact Sedans and Compact SUVs.Maruti Suzuki recently launched their

What to expect at Delhi Auto Expo – Premier Auto

The company well know for its Padmini Taxis running on all streets of India, launched a mini SUV in India much before Ford, Mahindra and Renault dreamed creating the segment. Although, the Rio didn't send the competition running for shelter, it taught