The month of August is going to see some fireworks in terms of car and bike launches. The month will see a mix of launches which also includes a luxury sedan. The first will be the Premier Rio CRDi4 which is going to take place on the 2nd of August.
The Rio CRDi will be powered by Fiat’s Multijet but with lower tune of power: 72 bhp (53 kw)@4000 rpm and 183 Nm@1800-2400 rpm of Torque. The engine will get a Fixed geometry Turbo charger with a Inter cooler mated to a five speed gear box.
In terms of features the Rio CRDi4 will be available in the same trim levels: DX and LX.
The Rio is India’s first compact SUV but has not been able to create magic in the market. It is less than four metres and has engine options which make it completely suit the excise benefits. But hopefully with the new engine and a better dealer network sales numbers could look better.
Premier is working hard to set-up a full fledged dealership in the Indian market. Premier currently has a nationwide sales and service network of 55 dealers that is being raised to 100 by December 2012. It is also setting up 200 authorized service outlets all across the country called PASS (Premier Authorized Service Stations) equipped to support the Rio.
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