Rio may get fiat 1.3 L diesel engine


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Currently the car runs on the old school 1.5 lit turbocharged engine which is Peugeot based producing a decent power of 65PS and torque of 152Nm. What the news is that this old engine might get replaced by the hot favourite all-rounder Fiat

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Premier Rio Facelift Spied


Premier Rio Facelift Front

Premier Rio was launched in India during end of 2009 and now Premier Auto LTD (PAL) is considering launching a new facelifted version of the Rio mini SUV.

Premier Rio is currently available in BSIII emission complaint engine

and now the company is currently working on a CRDI engine to comply

BSIV emission norms for the compact SUV.

The company is with discussion with various engine manufacturers to

equip the Rio vehicle with BSIV engine and the company is currently

doing some test in India to see the engine compatibility.

If believed Premier is planning to launch the new facelifted Rio with the Fiat

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Any idea whether new <?:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" />RIO launched ?


As yesterday afternoon I saw 2 RIOs parked (1 black and 1 red) @ RajguruNagar bazaar on Pune-Nasik (NH-50) Highway while coming back from Bhimashankar. Black RIO was on Display truck and red one was behind the truck. Both cars were looking good. There was AD campaign going on. Premier guys were explaining to few viewers. AD campaign was going on with banners around stating "India's first compact  Diesel SUV".

If the new RIO is launched then how come there is no news and if not then the disgusting part is now Premier started marketing same 2 year old vehicle in small towns!!!


I could not stop and check out for vehicle or take snap as the road was too crowded and my son was also sleeping and we did not want to break his sleep.

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