Premier Ltd is an automobile company based in Pune, India. The company is a major player in the automobile industry. It has, by virtue of manufacturing quality cars since its inception in 1944, carved a niche for itself in the hearts of car lovers and critics alike. One look at the Premier Rio CRDi4 LX, the franchise’s newest offering, is all it takes to understand that the car is certain to take the automobile market by storm and elevate the company to greater heights. Appearance wise, the car scores top marks. Its highly refined and aesthetic look helps in making it a true treat for the eyes. The presence of adjustable headlamps and an optional roof carrier helps in giving the car a sporty and vibrant feel which, in many ways, justifies its classification as a Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV). The good looks of the car are complemented by the presence of excellent interiors and a host of comfort, entertainment, and safety features that help in making the car a complete package.
Few cars can boast of the type of interior that is available in the Premier Rio CRDi4 LX. Stylish leather seats help in enhancing passenger comfort and also give the interior a sophisticated feel. A leather steering goes well with the class oriented feel of the vehicle and also simplifies the, otherwise challenging task of driving. The presence of an Air Conditioner (AC) simplifies driving during summers while driving during winters is made comfortable by the highly effective heater. A collapsible steering column helps in giving the car a tech-savvy reputation and also protects the driver from incurring chest injuries in case of a collision or crash. A conveniently located glove compartment allows the driver to keep gloves and other accessories at an arm’s reach. A stylish cigarette lighter permits smokers enjoy uninterrupted smoking while on the move. A digital clock, tachometer, and external temperature display are some of the other features which add life to the car’s interior.
The car is equipped with a stylish exterior which helps the car in becoming a treat for the eyes. Adjustable headlights, which alter intensity using light sensors, help in giving the car the technology advantage and also facilitate driving during conditions of poor visibility. Fog lights, which are provided at the front as well as rear end, simplify driving during foggy conditions and add to the exterior of the car. Tinted glass helps in enhancing privacy and also adds a sense of ruggedness to the car’s looks. Good quality alloy wheels also help in improving the car’s stability. Some of the other noteworthy features that add new life to the exterior include side stepper, window washer, and rear defogger.
Engine and Performance
Premier Rio CRDi4 LX is equipped with a highly efficient 1.3 Litre, turbo-charged, intercooled, 1248cc diesel engine . The engine offers a peak torque of 183Nm in the range of 1800 to 2400rpm and a peak power of 72bhp at 4000 rpm. The mileage offered by a car plays a major role in determining its economic viability. It follows BSIV emission standards
Braking and Handling
A robust braking system is a must for any car as it helps in enhancing car performance and safety. Premier Rio CRDi4 is equipped with a braking system that consists of ventilated disc brakes at the front and drum brakes at the rear. Ventilated Disc brakes help enhance the usability of the brakes and are easy to maintain while drum brakes enhance the sturdiness of the entire arrangement. An Anti-Braking System (ABS) prevents the brakes from locking or jamming in case the brakes are applied at high speeds .
The presence of a host of comfort features helps in establishing the car as a comfortable vehicle. To begin with, the windows are equipped with a power operation feature which simplifies the otherwise tedious task of handling the windows. Manoeuvring the steering is, often considered, to be the most challenging aspects of driving. A power steering helps in simplifying the challenging task and hence makes driving easier. The front seats are equipped with stylish cup holders which allow passengers to enjoy drinks, while on the move, in a spill free manner. A trunk light is provided to ensure that passengers are able to find important luggage items, even at night, without much difficulty. Vivid readers are certain to appreciate the presence of a reading lamp which allows passengers to enjoy their favourite books even while on the go. Armrests, low fuel indicator and a remote lid opener are some of the other comfort features present in the car, which add new life to the car.
Keeping in mind the need to ensure passenger safety the makers have equipped the car with a host of safety related features. To start, a central locking mechanism ensures the automatic locking of all doors through a centralised console and hence insulates passengers from the dangers associated with unlocked doors. The safety of children is ensured through child locks which make it impossible for children to unlock the doors. Airbags, which inflate during collisions, help in protecting passengers from incurring damage in case of a crash or collision. Seat belts are provided to protect passengers from incurring spinal damage in the event of sudden or rapid braking. A seat belt warning system is provided to ensure proper and flawless application of seatbelts. A traction control mechanism is provided to protect the car from toppling in case of a sudden swerve. The presence of adjustable seats helps in ensuring the convenience of passengers who suffer from back or neck pain. Keyless ignition, impact beams, rear view mirror and a mounted fuel tank are some additional safety features that add more safety to the car.
Graceful interiors, royal exteriors, powerhouse engine, host of comfort features and top notch technology are just some of the plus points associated with the car.
The car’s elevated market value may affect its popularity amongst the salaried population.