Premier Rio GX
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Premier Rio GX Description
Premier automobiles was famously known for its brand of Taxis, but had to exit the car market on account of increased competition. It came back after a long hiatus with a low priced SUV called Rio, which actually is a joint collaboration with a Chinese company. Premier Rio GX Petrol SUV boasts of 4 cylinder 1173cc petrol power mill that can generate a peak power output of 76.6PS and competes against formidable names such as Renault Duster, Maruti Suzuki Ertiga, Maruti Suzuki Gypsy to name a few. The SUV is adorned with 4 attractive colours namely, Sterling Silver, Cherry Red, Mystic Black and Paradise White.
Premier Rio GX ExteriorPremier Rio GX Petrol sports external dimensions of 3970mm in length, 1570mm in width, 1730mm in height and a wheelbase of 2420mm. The front fascia is quite attractive with double barrelled headlamps, chrome lined radiator grille and a body coloured bumper with fog lamps and a black moulding. A white coloured sump plate below the bumper acts as the protective gear for the engine. The sides look stylish with expressive lines, body coloured ORVMs and door handles. The wheel arches are quite high and come fitted to 15 inches alloy wheels. A protective cladding runs around the vehicle and the roof is fitted with two linear rails for carrying luggage. The rear sports an elongated tail lamp cluster, a covered spare wheel displaying the company’s badge and a high mounted spoiler with an integrated brake lamp.
Premier Rio GX InteriorThe cabin comes dressed in a black and beige colour scheme and houses a stylish dashboard featuring AC vents, central console, power steering wheel and an instrument panel with analog controls. The 5 no., fabric upholstered seats provide lumbar support and adequate leg space. Many utility fixtures in the form of a glove box compartment, front cup holder, power outlet, day and night inside rear view mirror, sun visor etc., properly address the convenience quotient. The rear seats can be folded in a 50:50 split ratio for creating additional space.
Premier Rio GX Engine & TransmissionPremier Rio GX Petrol runs on a 4 cylinder 1173cc petrol powertrain that churns out a maximum power and torque output of 76.6ps and 103.9Nm respectively. The SUV gets its acceleration through the presence of a 5 speed manual transmission gearbox.
Premier Rio GX MileageThe BSIV compliant petrol powertrain of Premier Rio GX Petrol returns an overall mileage of 12.5kmpl.
Premier Rio GX Braking and SafetyThe front and rear wheels of the SUV are equipped with disc and drum brakes and the braking mechanism gets further boost on account of ABS, EBD and BA systems. Furthermore, the vehicle gets a safety umbrella through features such as seat belts, engine immobilizer, child safety lock, rear defogger and a collapsible steering column.
Premier Rio GX Performance and HandlingPremier Rio GX Petrol can attain a top speed of 145kmph and is relatively easy to handle, for it comes with 200mm of ground clearance, McPherson Strut and Coil Spring (front) and 5 Rods System (rear) suspension, and a power induced steering wheel.
Premier Rio GX VerdictPremier Rio GX Petrol can be touted as the cheapest SUV around with a number of comfy and safety features going for it. However, factors such as lack of service backup and a low engine performance can stymie the euphoria built around it.
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