Premier, Indian car maker which re-entered the car market with the Launch of the Rio SUV, has launched the Rio with refreshed interiors.
The Rio SUV now gets beige interior treatment, a new more upmarket look dashboard and gear knob. The headliner is also beige in colour which helps to make the Rio looks more spacious. The interior quality has been drastically improved and the door panels are also given the beige treatment.
There are no changes under the hood in the current vehicle. When we asked the dealer head, he said to us that a facelifted variant of the Rio is expected soon. The SUV will also get a new BS4 engine. He hinted it could be the 1.3 multijet.
What makes us wonder now is that will Premier market 2 variants of the Rio? Or will the old one get replaced. The Chinese partner sells 2 variants of the Rio in China. We also expect a similar strategy to be adopted by Premier as the BS4 version could be priced higher.
The small SUV segment is going get only more competitive as Mahindra will launch the Mini Xylo and Skoda also plans to launch a SUV under the 10 lakh mark.
The Refreshed Premier Rio image gallery
Images: By Vibhu Sawant