Premier Rio CRDi4 launched in India

     Premier Automobiles has launched Rio mini SUV with Fiat sourced 1.3L Multi Jet diesel engine. The new Rio named Rio CRDi4 is priced at Rs. 6.7 lakh ex-showroom Pune. Deliveries of the vehicle will begin from August 2nd 2012 on wards. The Rio is also available with the old Peugeot’s 1.5L TUD5 engine.

     Premier has been testing the Rio with the Multi Jet engine for a while. Now with Rio getting the Multi Jet engine, its joins the band wagon of cars like Punto, Swift, Swift Dzire and Indica Vista which are also powered by the same engine. Fiat’s 1.3L Multi Jet engine has won many accolades all over the world because of its superb torque and high fuel efficiency.

     The 1.3L Multi Jet engine in Rio churns out 71 Bhp of power at 4000 rpm and 183 Nm of torque between 1800 to 2400 rpm with a fixed geometry turbocharger. The power is little less as compared to the Punto and Swift, probably because of the weight of the Rio. The Rio weighs 1145 Kg and rides on 205/70R15 tubeless radial tyres. It has disc brakes in the front and drum at rear.

     Premier Rio comes in 4 colour options – Paradise White, Sterling Silver, Mystic Black and Cherry Red. Two trim levels are in the offereing – DX and LX. The Rio comes with many useful features such as - 

Internally adjustable outside rear view mirrors
Rear wiper and washer as standard
Rear defogger
Tinted glass window
Front and rear fog lamps
Blackened B pillars
Rear Spoiler as standard
Alloy wheels on Lx model
split seats at rear
Door ajar warning
Tachometer
Digital clock
3 spoke sporty steering wheel design
Power steering
Air conditioner with heating
Collapsible steering column for safety
ABS and EBD as standard on all variants
Brake assist
Keyless entry and central locking etc.

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