Premier Rio is one of the cheapest SUV in the Indian market currently sold in large numbers. Motoring enthusiast will love this SUV as the demand pleasure and excellent power performance of the SUV is truly amazing. The Premier Rio is rear wheel driven and we had a chance to get hands on it. We are truly impressed with the quality features offered by the automaker. It does not mean that the SUV is available with all and luxurious features. But we found that the features which are existed in the Premier Rio are compatible compared to the price tag. The SUV is an internationally acclaimed engine which delivers superb power and torque. Apart from this, the fuel economy of the SUV is excellent and that is the main reason it has sold in millions of numbers in almost all countries. The mini SUV has got various improvements since it was launched in the market. The multijet engine and suspension and handling system of the Rio is truly amazing that allows you to drive on any terrain roads. The interiors and exteriors of the Premier Rio can be slightly improved so as to compete with the other SUV in the same category. We got an opportunity to test drive Premier Rio GX variant.
When it comes to engine specifications, we observed that the Premier Rio GX is available with in-line engine of 1.2L with 4 cylinders. The engine displacement of the Premier Rio GX is 1173cc. The maximum power delivered by Premier Rio GX is 78.6 PS at the rate of 5800 rpm and torque of 10.5 kgm at the rate of 3500-4000 rpm. The suspension system of the Premier Rio GX is available with front suspension is McPherson strut and coil spring and rear suspension is 5 rods system. When observed with the brake system, the SUV is available with drum brake in the rear and disc in the front brake. The fuel tank capacity of the Premier Rio GX is 46L with Bharat Stage IV emission norm compliance. The kerb weight, gross weight, rear tread, front tread, wheelbase, ground clearance, height, width and length is 1080kg, 1530kg, 1310mm, 1305mm, 2420mm, 200mm, 1670mm, 1555mm and 3900mm respectively.
Interiors and Exteriors
The interiors of the Premier Rio GX is available with digital clock, cigarette lighter, glove compartment, leather steering wheel, fabric upholstery, electronic multi tripmeter, tachometer, air conditioner, cup holders in the front only, heater, digital odometer and adjustable steering column. The exterior of the Premier Rio GX is featured with side stepper, tinted glass, integrated antenna, wheel covers, rear window defogger, rear window washer, rear window wiper, electric folding rear view mirror, power adjustable exterior view mirror, fog lights in the rear and adjustable headlights.
The safety features available in Premier Rio GX are central locking, brake assist, child safety locks, passenger side rear view mirror, day and night rear view mirror, rear seat belts, halogen headlamps, side and front impact beams, adjustable seats and engine immobilizer.