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Tuesday, December 27, 2011

By Pranjal Gera

Premier Rio CRDe launch in mid 2012, new Rio to be displayed at Auto Expo

With news abuzz that Mahindra Xylo Mini and new Mahindra Xylo are expected to arrive soon, Premier India also seems to have stepped up its efforts to woo a chunk of the buyers. As per reports, the new facelifted Premier Rio will be glittering at the Premier Auto pavilion at the Delhi Auto Expo 2012 and the Premier Rio with Fiat Multijet engine will be launched in six months.  

For quite some time camouflaged as well as distinct images of Premier Rio were available on the internet and people wrote a lot about the SUV. As per the latest buzz about the compact SUV, it will be showcased at the Auto Expo however, to the surprise of auto experts, premier is not able to bring in the Premier Rio’s new diesel avatar with 1.3L Fiat engine for now. Reports suggest that it will take another six months to be really able to hit the roads.

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The new Rio after an unveil at the Auto Expo 2012 will go on sale and all the present diesel and petrol variants will be on sale then. It will also include the lately launched BS4 compliant version which has a petrol powered 1.2L engine that outputs 75.5 bhp and 105Nm of torque. However, there are no reports of the details of the facelift version but it is said that Premier could replace the BS3 engines with this petrol engine. As for the Premier Rio, eyes are on the Fiat engine that will be coming in next six months.

 

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Premier Rio was originally developed on the Zotye Nomad I and with changes here and changes there, Premier had launched it in India. The decision to put in a multijet CRDi engine in Premier Rio is a late entry as other similar players have incorporated this technology right from the beginning. However, it seems that Premier is eyeing to launch new Premier Rio CRDi with that of Mahindra Xylo that is also scheduled to launch in April-May.

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