Premier Ltd rolls out Rio


The five-seater Rio is powered by Premier’s 1489 cc turbo diesel engine based on Peugeot technology delivering close to 65 BHP with a fuel efficiency of 16 km per litre.
Briefing reporters Premier Ltd Chairman and Managing Director Maitreya Doshi said “The vehicle, based on a Daihastu model, will be assembled at Premier’s Pune plant with components sourced from Chinese company Zotye through a component supply agreement.”

Three variants
There will be three variants of Rio with the base model priced at Rs 5.25 lakh and the deluxe model having a price tag of Rs 6 lakh (ex-showroom, Pune).
While all the models are equipped with central locking system, power steering and front power windows, the higher variants will have additional features like anti-lock breaking system and alloy wheels.

Premier (formerly known as Premier Automobile Ltd) will commence delivery of Rio in December and the first cars are expected hit dealer showrooms in the first week of November.

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