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Tuesday, July 31, 2012

By Pawan Rana

Premier Rio 1.3 L Fiat engine powered SUV launch soon

The Premier Rio need to have some things right and Whoa! There is a rival to Renault Duster ready. Besides, the Rio could be the closest rival to upcoming SUVs Ford EcoSport and Maruti XA Alpha as well. However, it needs to work under the hood, on the outside and little inside as well before it could put forward its candidacy against Duster, EcoSport or XA Alpha. Now, as per the latest reports, Rio is soon to get it’s much awaited under the hood change – the 1.3 L Fiat sources multijet engine.  The deliveries will start from 2nd of August at major dealerships across India. This turbo diesel engine will not only open up Rio to big metros but will also complete its model lineup. The Rio price starts at Rs 4.90 lakh and currently lacks the BSIV compliant diesel model.

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The 1.3 L multijet engine is no doubt tried, tested, retested and given a green signal by over six automotive companies including, Maruti, Tata, Fiat itself and now Premier. Reports also suggest that in order to fit the engine inside the Rio, it could drop the intercooler and thus the Rio could have a toned down engine. As per the buzz, it will be a 72 bhp peak power engine that will be outputting 183 Nm of torque at as low as 2400 rpm. This is an incredibly high torque at low rpm is what makes this engine a success in an array of cars including Maruti Swift, Maruti Swift Dzire, Tata Indica, Fiat Punto and others.

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However, some critics doubt Rio’s candidatures for the position of best compact SUV as people really do not trust the brand much and it has very low visibility. Also, the Rio is an assembled in India China car and there is problem with after sale service. Although Premier is in the process of sorting these things and making things right before the launch of the Rio 1.3 L multijet SUV.

Another important launch coming your way will be the Auto Expo showcased New Hyundai Elantra. There are chances that this fluidic sedan will hit the showrooms by amid August, near about the same time Rio Diesel zooms in.

Comments (2)


Vikas Jain

Tuesday, August 07, 2012

I am not impressed with the looks of Premier Rio..


Sunil Jawla

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

i like this suv & &would like tp buy if its fitted with 1.3ltr fiat diesel engine with no low power.

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