The new Premier Rio is the cheapest SUV in India from the Premier Auto , the makers of the old-time popular the Premier Padmini car.The new Premier Rio is made by the Chinese automobile company the Zotye Automobile.This is the first chinese made four-wheeler vehicle in India.The Premier Rio parts will be imported from China by the Premier auto and will be assembled in its Pune plant.

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The Premier Rio will come in three variants, all with power steering, central locking, front power windows, and a CD/mp3 player.Both A/C and non-A/C versions will be available.The high ground clearance in the Premier RiO will allow customers to comfortably drive on all types of roads.The company claimed mileage of the new Premier Rio is 16 KM/L.
The base model of the new Premier Rio SUV car will be around Rs.5,25,000 in India,which is about Rs.1.5 lakh cheaper the the present cheapest SUV ,the Mahindra Scorpio.
The top model,with additional safety features like air bags and anti-lock braking systems (ABS), will be priced around Rs.5,95,000 in India.
The RiO EX will cost Rs.5.25 lakh, the RiO DX will cost Rs.5.50 lakh and the top model RiO LX Rs.5.95 lakh (ex-showroom Pune).

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Premier Auto will use its four-cylinder,65 bhp, 1.5 diesel engine in the Premier Rio.The Premier Rio SUV car will have smaller size than the Mahindra Scorpio.

The Premier Rio is available in four color options: red, blue, black, white, and silver.

Premier RiO Price List

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  1. Authorised dealer of & Showroom address of premier Rio in New delhi. Mail me he Contact no. and what abt its service…

    Or call me at 9212149157

  2. This has got modified Padmini Engine , not CRDI. Manufacturing quality (china) and after sell service really matters.

  3. Premier got a fresh start with their RIO brand.
    Contact “Madhava Premier” at 9550811671 for a test drive of RIO in Visakhapatnam, Srikakulam and Vijayanagaram.
    We are also authorized dealers of Premier Roadstar and Premier Sigma variants.
    Contact “Madhava Premier” at 9550811671 before you invest into your Car for a Price Consultation.

  4. So far this is one of the best offering that premier has given our country, 118NE was another one. I still remember driving one during my college days. However, given the Chinese reliability, my request is that Premier should start developing everything in house from the second year of their operations rather than depending on the unreliable Chinese technology. Since India is the manufacturing hub for automobile components, premier can easily source most of the components locally. That includes the reliable Indian tires. This could also reduce the overall cost of the vehicle drastically. Why I say no to Chinese tires is because when they are shunned by most of the companies in Middle East due to their unreliability in the hot weather conditions and the unpaved roads. They tend to burst on the unpaved roads. I think if Premier gives it a hard try, they could source the DICOR engines from the TATAs. Only the important components like the rolling chassis and some important components may be imported by Premier from the Chinese.

    With the Indian ingenuity and the craftsmanship which is a thousand times better than the Chinese, my notion is that premier has got a winner in their hands.
    Rio is a great vehicle for the Indian roads.

  5. Nice to see you back with revolutionery change!!!
    If Quality & Service can be maintained then it is expected that this car can rock the market with new way of journey & enjoying day to day driving in the city area’s.


  6. It looks like Rio is going to change the SUV market in India drastically. But are those chinese parts reliable? I think we will have to wait till the automobile hits the Indian roads to know about its worth.

  7. It is a Diesel engine which gives 12/Kms in City and 17/Kms on Highway. Prices of 3 varients vary from 5.55 – 6.40 Lakhs. For on Road add another Rs. 50K.

  8. Very beautiful SUV which suits perfectly for Indian Middle Class. Actually I was thinking why Mahendra will not introduce a mini/compact Scorpio. Rio looks more cute than Toyota RAV4. Came to understand that Rio engine is manufactured in collaboration with PEUGEOT, from France and Body is from DAIHATSU Japan/China. LX version of Rio is complete SUV. – Go for it.

  9. Thanks to premier auto for making dream come true, I and others like me who always dreaming to drive SUV in midsigment car price which was not possible in Indian car market but now its possible still unbelivable for me , this is revolutionery change in car market and push other cars in danger zone wish u all the best gv more details.