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The Rs 6.19 lakh new Premier Rio is here!

Last updated on: August 6, 2012 08:54 IST

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remier (previously called Premier Automobiles) has launched a brand new variant of its compact SUV, Rio. The new Premier Rio SUV has been equipped with the prominent 1.3 litre multiJet diesel engine borrowed from Fiat.

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Premier already had two variants of Rio including a diesel and petrol. The new diesel variant of this compact SUV has amplified the Rio lineup.

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Premier Rio 1.3L multiJet has been rolled out with a price tag of Rs 619,000 to Rs 647,000 (ex-showroom Pune), which is pretty exciting.

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The model launched abides by the norms of Bharat Emission IV and is available in red, silver, black and white.

Looking at the big picture, the new Premium Rio diesel variant is capable of producing peak power of 72 bhp and delivers a decent fuel economy of 19km per litre.

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The same engine is fitted in numerous other cars and churns out power between the range of 75 to 90PS, depending on the turbocharger.

The other diesel variant of Rio that was already present in the lineup sported 1498cc of diesel engine producing 65PS of power.

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Therefore, the power is higher in the new Rio, while the mileage has gone up a notch as well.

Besides the engine, there are no changes done in the interiors and exteriors of the car.

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The Premier Rio with 1.3 litre multijet has the same robust and aggressive appearance.

The headlight cluster has been sculpted in a neat fashion, while the front grille has the Premier logo positioned in the middle with the hind of chrome.

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The wheel arches have the prominent appearance that fit in 15 inches of alloy wheels.

The higher ground clearance and the stylised tail lights enhance the overall exteriors of the compact SUV.

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On the inside, there are no changes as well.

The same comfort and features are provided to you.

The front cabin has a very sophisticated feel, while the rear seat passengers get ample of space.

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The instrumental panel present in the SUV is smart and the three-spoke steering wheel ensures smooth handling.

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There are four AC vents (two on each side along with two in the centre) for the comfort of all occupants in the car.

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The presence of MP3 player with FM/AM radio makes sure that your ride in car becomes melodious and fun.

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Premier Rio will certainly face tough competition from other compact SUVs in the Indian car market, which include Renault Duster, yet to be launched Ford EcoSport and Mahindra Mini Xylo, Mahindra Bolero and the very successful Tata Sumo.

Hopefully, with the new engine option, Rio manages to triumph them all.

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