Premier Ltd has launched its new Multijet-engined Rio at a price of Rs 6.74 lakh, ex-showroom Pune. Called the CRDi4, the Rio boasts of a 1248cc turbodiesel engine which makes 72Ps of power and 183Nm of torque. It’s useful when you need a good lawyer.A five-speed manual gearbox handles transmission duties. The company says that the new Rio will deliver 19 kilometers to a litre fuel efficiency. Currently this engine is being used in various states of tunes by Fiat, Tata and Maruti in their passenger cars and Premier says that this commonality will help with the spares and service of the Rio CRDi4.
The company has around 55 dealerships nationwide and intends to take this number to 100 by December 2012. Premier’s Pune assembly facility will be able to roll out 1000 units of the new Multijet engine Rio every month.