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Recalling those old Padminis from the heading?
Well, Think something new this time because the popular old car maker is coming back with a bang!

Yes! Premier Automobiles Limited (PAL) is coming back to action.
PAL has tied up with a Chinese Auto Maker named, Zotye and planning to bring a MINI SUV to India.



Quick facts;
  • Expected Launch : By this Diwali
  • Estimated Price: 5 Lacs.
  • Length : 3900 MM
  • Width :1555 MM
  • WheelBase : 2420 MM
  • Engine : 4 Cylinder, 1489 CC Diesel.
  • Power : 65 BHP @ 4000 RPM
  • Transmission : 5 Speed Manual
  • Fuel Tank Capacity : 46 Litres
(Credits: Autocar India)

Images of Car Attached Below :

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The Car was also recently Spotted Testing in India.


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Thanks for sharing this info, 350Z. Ofcourse remember Premier Padminis. There are whole lot of these taxis from PAL here in Mumbai [:)].

I must say the mini SUV looks good.

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Lol, friendly 'Doshi' boys of PAL, credited for killing 2nd official entry of 'FIAT' & 1st of 'Peugeot', into India, both badly burned by associating themselves with PAL, chinese guys fit the PAL boys to a 'T'!!! Mr. Qadros must be a happy camper right now.....
 
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Yes, saw this news in magazine.

But this car is really under powered & it has got any looks for an mini SUV.

This will make PAL into losses again!!
 

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things to be noted is-

1) who will play 5 lakhs for a PAL when you can buy a hyundai, maruti, etc.
2) are there enough service centres? how is the service?
3) who would buy a boring/antique 65 bhp peugot TUD5 engine in this era of common rails?
4) will anyone buy a "chinese" product? cmon, we dont even buy chinese phones!
 
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things to be noted is-

1) who will play 5 lakhs for a PAL when you can buy a hyundai, maruti, etc.
2) are there enough service centres? how is the service?
3) who would buy a boring/antique 65 bhp peugot TUD5 engine in this era of common rails?
4) will anyone buy a "chinese" product? cmon, we dont even buy chinese phones!
So very true, with all the points. I bet nobody in his right mind is going to be queuing outside PAL showrooms to pick up this one.

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things to be noted is-

1) who will play 5 lakhs for a PAL when you can buy a hyundai, maruti, etc.
2) are there enough service centres? how is the service?
3) who would buy a boring/antique 65 bhp peugot TUD5 engine in this era of common rails?
4) will anyone buy a "chinese" product? cmon, we dont even buy chinese phones!
absolutely, though this small SUV looks cool but being PAL, whose gonna buy it, and it tagging along a chinese product, [confused], questionable.
 
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From what I saw in the images, The interiors does look plasticy!
They are quite dark and cheap looking and does not seems to be up to the mark.

However, If I say about the exteriors, The design isn't bad at all.
The spare wheel on rear door is giving it a Mini SUVish looks.

But again, As raj mentioned, Who will buy and trust on a Chineese Product?
PAL, Wrong move again. You could have done much better alone or better join hands with any Indian carmaker!


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Chinese Maal

PAL made a wrong move pairing with a Chinese Car company.
What about A.S.S or is it just like other Chinese products "Use and Throw"[lol!]
 
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PAL recently made some chineese minivan to rival Omni-Versa, and flopped. Then made some Roadstar pickup on the same thing to rival Tata Ace and flopped [but PAL claims it is success]. Now what are they expecting by making a jacked up hatchback [mini-SUV [;)] with old TUD-5 [used in old Zen D] where it will be pitted against Suzuki Swift and all [by price and size]??
 
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PAL recently made some chineese minivan to rival Omni-Versa, and flopped. Then made some Roadstar pickup on the same thing to rival Tata Ace and flopped [but PAL claims it is success]. Now what are they expecting by making a jacked up hatchback [mini-SUV [;)] with old TUD-5 [used in old Zen D] where it will be pitted against Suzuki Swift and all [by price and size]??
Never heard of the minivan and the Roadstar and I can imagine the other aam janta(s) not having heard of these too. I simply don't understand where the money comes in for these (mis)adventures.
 
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