Premier Limited has made a comeback into the Indian market with the launch of Premier Rio SUV. Premier is one of the India’s oldest automaker, which is known for its Premier Padmini (a low priced SUV with the compact crossover).
Premier Rio is a compact and the cheapest SUV in the country. The vehicle is blessed with several goodies such as air conditioning, alloy wheels, electrically adjustable ORVMs, remote central locking, split fold rear seats and many more. The car can accommodate five adults comfortably.
Premier Rio is not a result of extensive research but a product developed jointly by Premier and Chinese firm Zotye. The car was first showcased at the 2012 Auto Expo in New Delhi. It is now available in both diesel as well as petrol variants.
The diesel variant of Premier Rio is equipped with a 1.5L 1489cc, Turbo engine that delivers 65PS of peak power at 4000 rpm along with 152 Nm of top torque at 2250 rpm whereas petrol unit has a 4 cylinder 1173cc engine able to produce 77 PS of max power.
Premier Rio price ranges between Rs. 4.7 lakh to Rs. 6.44 lakh. It is available in Paradise White, Mystic Black, Cherry Red, Sterling Silver and Topoz Blue colours.