Spied: Facelifted Premier Rio
Unfortunately, they failed to capitalize on the idea because the product was not-so bang on. They basically rebadged the Zotye Nomad and brought it to India. This did not go very well with the Indian customers. So Premier has gone back to drawing board to rethink their strategy.
Our good buddies at Motorbeam have snapped a few pictures of the Facelifted Rio in Pune. They report that there were a few changes to the Rio such as:
Keen eyed viewers will notice that this test mule is actually a Nomad II – the successor to Nomad from Zotye.
The new Nomad II comes in two engine options:
Premier is reported to have finalized a deal with Fiat for their Multi-jet diesel engines which will be used in the new Rio. The new Rio will debut in 2012 as soon as Premier completes its testing.
Are you excited about the new Rio?