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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 3 – Premier Rio+ Driving Impressions

This is the true litmus test of any car. The Premier Rio+ may be aesthetically pleasing and has simple and basic interior. But it needs good drivability within city and on the highway for customers to adopt it. Although the demands may sound simple, it

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

Spied: Facelifted Premier Rio

When Premier launched the Rio in late 2009, they had the idea bang on - A small cheap SUV to tackle potholes and provide good cargo space for daily commutes. Unfortunately, they failed to capitalize on the idea because the product was not-so bang on.

Would you buy one? – Premier Rio with Fiat Multijet

Do you know about a little known compact SUV called the Premier Rio? If you don’t, no need to worry as many people are yet to see a sRio on the road. Basically the Rio is a rebadged Zotye Nomad which is imported in form of CKD from China and sold in

Will the Premier Rio facelift be Multijet-equipped?

Back in late 2009, Premier launched its mini SUV Rio in India and with limited dealers, lack of a BS4 variant and brand visibility, its no surprise that Rio has not found too many homes. To pep things up, Premier is working on a facelifted edition of

Premier lends beige interiors to Rio

Goa On Wheels has carried photographs and details of the refreshed Premier Rio with beige interiors from a showroom. There's no change to the mechanical setup, the 1.3-liter Multi-jet BS4 engine transplant has not yet taken place suggesting that a festive