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Premier Rio
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4.71 Lakhs-6.7 Lakhs

Strong Areas

  • City friendly size
  • Practical cabin
  • Good mileage
  • High ground clearance
  • Folding rear bench

Weak Areas

  • Pricy proposition
  • Small dealership support
  • Subpar quality 
  • Poorly crafted seats
  • No third row option
Premier Rio

Premier Rio available in 4 variants

As the automobile industry in the world is taking its step ahead, India is making its some challenging models in this industry by producing some exclusive sedans for the car lover of the world. In India, there are many renowned automobile companies, which have already marketed some unique models of sedan in the automobile market around the world. Among all these, the company Premier Limited has evolved as an exclusive brand in India. The company started it journey in the year 1944 and has already marketed the exclusive sedan, named as Rio along with other commercial vehicles. This model is considered as the most fuel efficient car in India. It is expected thatthis car will definitely attract the car lover all over the world. With the invention of this model, it is expected that, the company will lead the automobile market in India in recent future. The big and spacious car looks awesome and when passengers will get inside the car will feel that they are in the ultimate comfort zone. The manufacturing unit of Rio, situated in Chinchwad, Pune. This luxurious sedan is available with both diesel and petrol variants. The company, Premier Limited has launched this unique sedan named as Rio CRDi4. This exclusive sedan is fully powered by BSIV, an excellent common rail direct injection diesel engine of FIAT. The performance of this car is really nice and convincing too, as the engine of this sedan delivers a running kilometer of 21 kmpl. This sedan is perfectly made for running on the off roads and hence this car delivers its high-level performance on the semi urban and rural roads. This advanced sedan has the capacity to store 1.2 Ltr petrol in case petrol engine and 1.3 ltr for CRDi4 engine. There is also availability of power windows with remote central locking. The engine of this sedan has achieved the award as the Multijet engine. The performance of engine is 72 bhp at 4000rpm, which is in fact a nice thing to notice. This car is famous for its economic service. 

Stylish Exteriors
 
The exterior is obviously has a stylish look. Car lovers from all over the world will definitely attracted by the elegant design of this sedan. The car has the exclusive feature of low turning facility, which helps in low maneuverability. The overall design and looks of the car is compact. The design of this car is made in such a way that one can drive it smoothly on a congested road. The compact design of this car has made it available to park in a narrow and densed parking lot. This exclusive sedan is available in four models as in diesel there is DX and LX model and in petrol, there is GX and GLX model. In both the models, we will get the headlamps, placing nicely on this sedan. All these models of Rios are available with internally adjusted ORVM. There is availability of rear wiper for clear visibility when there is rain. The car is equipped with tailgate opener, windscreen wiper with two speeds and one speed intermittent. Both the variants of this sedan, diesel and petrol are fully facilitated with all these features. Another important feature, large thin combined tail lamp including side claddings, is nicely fitted with all the models of this sedan. Then again, we will get rear window demister and painted glass window in this car. We know that fog lamps are most important for any car so that driving can be done safely during the foggy season. Hence, this car is available with rear fog lamps and front fog lamps. The uniqueness of the car does not end here. The existence of B-pillars of black colors has already given this sedan a new and elegant get up. This feature is availability is there for all the models. Both diesel and petrol variants have the features like rear spoiler. The setting and style of the wheels are also nice. The chunky 15 inch alloy steel wheels are really awesome to give an elegant get up. This makes the Rio SUV a complete sedan. We also get a purposeful look of this sedan by having this nice alloy wheels. Again the spare with tail mounted has made the difference between this sedan with other available in the market. Again the beautiful rear wheel cover also gives an elegant look to this sedan. The rear cover is available only LX model of Diesel and GLX model of Petrol, whereas alloy wheels are available in LX diesel and GLX petrol model and other two models, i.e DX Diesel and GX petrol models are equipped with Steel wheels. The length of this sedan is 3970mm for all the models whereas width is 1570mm for both the variants.
 
Gracious Interiors

The company, Premier Limited, has made the model Rio with ultimate satisfaction and comfort. This sedan is spacious enough that five passengers can sit comfortably. All the models of this sedan is available with the room lamps and luggage rooms so that passengers don’t feel uncomfortable while making journey on a long route. The existence of vanity mirror inside the car has made it really awesome. Here we will also get day and night review mirror in all the models. The comfortable seat is available with 50 : 50 double folding rear bench seat. All the models are available with adjustable head restraint for the rear seat. This is actually needed to give the ultimate safety to the passengers. We will also have the facility of front seat head restraint inside the car. Front door trim pockets and front seat back pockets are also available inside the car. These facilities have made this car extremely classic. Again to give the passenger more comfort, cup holders and cigarette lighter have also been placed inside the car. Passenger will also get the facilities like removal ashtray, fuel lid opener etc. To make you concern about the time, the company has inserted a digital clock inside the car. The elegancy is available more when we look at the floor matting system inside the car. Here this is obvious to say that at a reasonable price, if you are looking for really a fuel efficient and comfortable car then Rio must be the first option for you.  

Heart And Transmission Veins

The overall get up of this new brand by the company Premier is just awesome. Now let us have a look how the engine performance is of this car. This sedan is available in both diesel and petrol variants. There is availability of four cylinders for all the models like petrol, turbo and CRDi4. The engine capacity varies between them, as for Diesel it is 1489cc, for petrol variant it is 1173cc and for CRDi4 it is 1248cc. The maximum power generation for all the models are 76.6bhp, 64.8bhp and 72bhp for petrol, diesel and CRDi4 models respectively. For the turbo diesel model the minimum torque is 152Nm at the rate of 2250 to 3000 rpm. 

Dynamic Package

Driving this model Rio is ultimately awesome and smooth on the Indian Roads. The Rio DX is available with manual transmission of 5 speeds. Again this model has the facility of front suspension with McPherson Strut and coil spring. All the models of this sedan have the energy absorbing steering and have the availability of disk brake. The fuel emission of this sedan varies between all the models. It is BSIV for petrol, BSII for diesel and again it is BSIV for CRDi4 models. The air charging system is also different as the petrol model is equipped with naturally aspirated system, the diesel model is available with fixed geometry turbo charging system and the CDRi4 model is available with fixed geometry turbo charging including inter cooler system. All the models of Rio, are available with ABS including EBD brake system. Hence we can say that this car is fully equipped with all kinds of safety both for the passengers and driver. 

OVERALL VERDICT

We all are aware about the competitive automobile market in the world. In such situation, the company, Premier Limited has already has given a new challenge to the whole world by inventing the most fuel efficient car. The model Rio is available in the market at a reasonable price with all the facilities. In the year 2012 the car made its first appearance in the market and after that it doesn’t look behind. There is already a huge market of this car in India as well as in abroad. This car is facilitated all the basic and luxurious requirements what a car lover can expect. Style, look, engine performance and fuel consumption in all respect this car has become famous in the automobile market. If you want to rank this car or give a numbering for each of its segments, then we can do like this:

Style& Substance 4/5  

Ride & Handling          4/5
 
 
Interiors & Ergonomics:           4.5/5

Safety & Equipment     4.5/5

Power-Plant & Transmission      4/5  

Fuel Efficiency            5/5

Value for Money    3.5/5
 

Premier Rio GX

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 d
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Key Features
  • ABS with EBD
  • Brake assist
  • Keyless entry
  • AC with heater
  • Power steering
  • Front power windows
  • Front and rear fog lamps
  • Rear wiper and washer with demister
  • 3-point ELR front seat belts with pre-tensioner

Premier Rio DX Diesel (CRDi4)

Premier automaker is one of the automaker which is highly recognized when it launched its first compact SUV Rio. Somehow the automaker has made its way in the SUV market successfully. The colors, styling and shape of the Premier Rio has likely hol
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5,64,000
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Key Features
  • ABS with EBD
  • Brake assist
  • Keyless entry
  • AC with heater
  • Power steering
  • Front power windows
  • Front and rear fog lamps
  • Rear wiper and washer with demister
  • 3-point ELR front seat belts with pre-tensioner

Premier Rio GLX

Premier’s long waited Rio GLX has been updated that comes with advanced features and functions from its previous generation. If you are planning to buy this variant and are confused what all features are available in the model, then sit back
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5,16,000
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Key Features
  • Music system with CD player and Radio
  • 15” alloy wheels
  • Rear wheel cover (body coloured)
  • Floor matting
  • + All other features of Gx and Dx variants. 

Premier Rio LX Diesel (CRDi4)

Introducing the all Premier Rio LX DIESEL (CRDi i4) in times of SUV demand has led many lovers stunned. The Premier Rio LX DIESEL (CRDi i4) is packed with awesome features and function that every SUV will enjoy. The suspension and handling system
Ex-showroom price in 
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6,70,000
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Key Features
  • Music system with CD player and Radio
  • 15” alloy wheels
  • Rear wheel cover (body coloured)
  • Floor matting
  • + All other features of Gx and Dx variants. 

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