Premier Back in Action with Rio – MJD Model Launched.


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will the older rio be discontinued? That would male the rio a vehicle with one of the shortest production spans.
 
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will the older rio be discontinued? That would male the rio a vehicle with one of the shortest production spans.
The older will be discontinued in most likely case.
Btw, I think you meant make & not male.[;)]
 
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Source:New Premier Rio review, test drive - Review - Autocar India

After a year and a half , a new BSIV-compliant 1.2-litre petrol motor will help the Rio tackle the big cities and bigger numbers. To further broaden the car’s appeal, Premier will unveil a facelift at the Auto Expo that should help it fit right into the urban landscape.

The new curvy headlamps bulge and cut into the bumper, and the clean design of
the new integrated grille and the silver chin spoiler give the Rio a pleasant and sophisticated look. These changes have necessitated a new hood and side panels, which along with the new bumper, improves aerodynamic efficiency, claims the company.

The grey plastic valance covers for the wheel arches and the side cladding are now body coloured, making the Rio much more appealing even when viewed from the side. Turn indicators on the mirrors give the Rio added flair.

The Rio is now powered by a four-cylinder 1.2-litre petrol motor. Although the engine is designed by AVL, it is manufactured in China and is brought in assembled from there. The longitudinally mounted engine delivers 75.5bhp of power and 10.5kgm of torque to the rear wheels. The first twist of the key brings the engine to life. It settles into a smooth, quiet idle, benefitting from the same insulation that was added to the diesel Rio. The tall gear lever slots into first with a light but notchy feel, but the clutch action is light.

On the highway the Rio can hit an indicated 140kph, but it takes a fair amount of patience and the engine sounds strained getting there. Even in-gear acceleration is painstakingly slow. The gear ratios feel a bit tall too, the Rio losing speed rapidly as you switch to 5th.

Rio powered by Fiat’s 74bhp Multijet is slated for a mid-2012 launch, and that will change the Rio’s value equation massively.
 

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Re: PAL Back in Action with Rio (BS-4 Coming Soon)

Those interiors look far superior in comparison to existing Rio. Overall design is fresh as well. News is that it will be showcased at upcoming Auto Expo.

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For petrol version:

Price Range (in lakhs)*
Ex-showroom price Rs 4.95-5.8 lakh (ex-showroom, Mumbai)
This may be the same price of mini-xylo in diesel. If this happens, then rio is dead. However, M & M people informed that mini-xylo may not be launched before end 2012.
 
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Premier is set to open 200 authorised service centre all over India.Premier is hoping that sales will improve after the introduction of BS4 compliant Rio as it will enable the manufacturer to sell the Compact SUV in BS4 cities across India.
 

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Premier is set to open 200 authorised service centre all over India.Premier is hoping that sales will improve after the introduction of BS4 compliant Rio as it will enable the manufacturer to sell the Compact SUV in BS4 cities across India.
And that BS4 one should come with diesel engine, preferably MJD,This will sell in better numbers only in city and for people who looks for a small SUV to ride in cities.
 
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Premier is set to open 200 authorised service centre all over India.Premier is hoping that sales will improve after the introduction of BS4 compliant Rio as it will enable the manufacturer to sell the Compact SUV in BS4 cities across India.
well this is great step but what will they achieve by opening 200 service center when their sales are nil (well almost!) they should launch more dealerships also.

btw any idea how many dealers pal has now?
 

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