Premier Rio to get Another Facelift ?

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We have always felt that the Premier Rio deserves a better fate in Indian market. Like we have been telling our readers, the Premier Rio is a re-badged Zoyte 5008, CKD kits of which are being imported from China.

Now, the car also has a Japanese connection as the Zoyte 5008 is alleged to being a blatant copy of the last gen Daihatsu Terios..

In India, the Premier Rio is being sold with three engine options- a 1.2 litre petrol with enough power for in-city driving, a 1.5 TUD5 Peugeot IDI diesel engine that is old enough to be kept in a museum and a 1.3 litre Fiat direct injection motor that powers enough diesel cars in the country to be known as the ‘national diesel engine’.

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These patent drawings here show that Zoyte is all set to give the 5008 a minor facelift.

The new front facia would include revised headlamps, new shape for fog lamps, new front grill and a new front bumper.

Back at the rear, the car would get a wider roof spoiler, revised bumper and larger tail lamps. It can be expected that the insides would get new colour tones.

Premier sells both Rio and the Rio+, latter being the facelift of the original Rio. It is being expected that the upcoming facelift from Zoyte would replace the current Premier Rio+ in Indian market.

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PREMIER RIO CRDI4 PUNE PRICE LIST 

MODEL     Ex-showroom Price     On Road

DX                     INR 672340             INR 769698
LX                     INR 699850              INR 800911

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Patent Drawings- Autosohu

 

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