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Premier Rio Facelift Launch In October with Multijet Engine

Discussion in 'Non FIAT Cars and two wheelers' started by kedarbendre, Jun 10, 2011.

  1. kedarbendre

    kedarbendre Esperto

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    Guys one more car which is going to share our National Engine. Its SUV Premier RIO. :punch

    Premier Auto will launch a facelifted version of the Rio SUV in October, 2011. The company is working on the Rio update and has told us that it will be ready in the next 2-3 months time. The Rio would get a engine which would comply with BSIV emission norms. Possibility of the Fiat 1.3 liter Multijet engine powering the Rio is high. Expect better quality plastics and overall fit and finish in the new Rio.



    Source:-
    http://www.motorbeam.com/cars/permi...nch-in-october/comment-page-1/#comment-388490
  2. kailashnj

    kailashnj Amatore

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    Wah wah kedar what news man if that is true then the RiO will be a force in this automobile industry again
  3. PaddleShifter

    PaddleShifter Staff Member Janitor

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    I have seen 2 Rio in Chandigarh so far. I first time I saw it, it was standing a bit far from me and I looked at it from side. I thought it looks like Fiat Panda.

    I think Rio is inspired largely by the FIAT PANDA and to a minor extent by Fiat Uno. With the 1.3MJD from FIAT, it would be virtually a FIAT Panda under Premier group.
    Last edited: Jun 11, 2011
  4. gurjinder

    gurjinder Staff Member Janitor

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    Seems like it'll be the first car with a rear wheel drive in India to sport the 1.3 Multijet.

    I wonder how many would buy this ugly duckling with a beautiful heart? :p

    Gurjinder.
  5. Cinju

    Cinju Esperto

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    Guru technically which one is better..Front wheel drive or rear wheel drive ? It gets slightly complex when extending the drive to the rear right .
  6. i would prefer front whee drive for cars with less power and real wheel drive for cars with more power.
    rwd helps better power transfer compared to fwd.

    AWD is the ultimate though. transfering power to all 4 wheels
  7. gurjinder

    gurjinder Staff Member Janitor

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    Cinju, both the FWD & RWD have their own independent uses and it all boils down to what use we want to put the car to.

    So, we cannot generalise which one is better.

    From an enthusiasts point of view, RWD is preferred anyday over FWD.

    Gurjinder.
  8. sid_10000

    sid_10000 Regolare

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    The car looks funny. But with a MJD engine sales for this strange little SUV (if u can call it that) should pick up.
    Some specs:


    VEHICLE SUMMARY

    Name: Rio Multijet
    Car Body Type: SUV
    Segment: C Segment
    Top Speed: 145
    Fuel Consumption:
    Highway 18.00 kmpl.
    Fuel Consumption:
    City 14.00 kmpl.

    VERDICT
    FOR
    Very Affordable
    Loads Of Features

    AGAINST
    Overall Build Quality
    Poor Reputation Of Premier Autos

    ENGINE SPECIFICATIONS
    Displacement:
    1248cc, 4 valve, Fiat Multijet

    Engine Type:
    Diesel

    Maximum Power:
    75 Bhp @ 4000 rpm

    Maximum Torque:
    184 Nm @ 2000 rpm

    DIMENSIONS
    Length: 3900 mm
    Width: 1555 mm
    Height: 1670 mm

    OTHER SPECIFICATIONS
    Seating Capacity: 5
    Tyre Size: 205/70 R15
    Suspension: Front: Mcpherson Rear: 5 rods
    Turning Circle: 4.70 mtrs.
    Steering: Power
    Brakes: Front Disk, Rear Drum
    Gears: 5 Manual
    Ground Clearance: 195.00 mm
    Kerb Weight: 1145.00 kgs.
    Fuel Tank: 46.00
  9. amogh

    amogh Staff Member Janitor

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    As far as I know this is a False news. The Rio won't be getting the 1.3 MJD.
  10. Tony

    Tony Esperto

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    Grande Punto 1.2
    Rio is the same as the Daihatsu Terios, which is stopped supplying to Kuwait since 2003,
    the New Terios has a fresh new look with more ground clearance.
    As the RWD is liked by the youth of Kuwait to skid the cars on wet road, The Ford Crown Victoria, Grand marcuise, Chevrolet Caprice and Lumina are RWD.

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