Premier showcases ‘New Look’ Rio; Multijet model coming by April

07/01/2012 - 06:29 | ,  ,   | Kaustubh Shinde
Premier showcased their next generation Rio at the 2012 Auto Expo. The Rio is a compact SUV that the company launched in 2011 to tap the entry level SUV segment. The product did not work due to number of factors and the company has taken a lesson from all them. The ‘New Look’ Rio is essentially a Nomad II from Zotye with changes such as:
  • Curvy Headlamps
  • An integrated Grill
  • A rear spoiler
  • Beige upholstery
Currently the Rio is available with a 1.2L petrol engine with 77 bhp. Premier promises 15 km/l of fuel efficiency.  It is also available with a 1.5L diesel engine delivering 65bhp and 16 km/L. Premier Rio front three-quartersPremier Rio facelift rear three-quartersPremier Rio dashboard The diesel engine that is available on the Rio is a very old technology hence the company is testing a 1.3L Multijet engine for more refinement. Premier said the Multijet Rio will be available by April 2012. It is available in Red, White, Silver and Black. All models come with:
  • Power steering
  • Front power windows
  • Electrically operated mirrors
  • Central locking
  • CD/MP3 Player
Higher models come with ABS, keyless entry and alloy wheels Prices of the Rio start from 4.7 lakhs right up to 6.35 lakhs (ex-showroom Pune)

Premier Rio facelift Image Slideshow

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