Premier Automobiles which is now known as Premier will be commencing the deliveries of its compact SUV RiO from August 2, 2012. The RiO is powered by a 1.3 litre multijet diesel engine sourced from Fiat India Automobiles.
At present Premier has a nationwide sales and service network of 55 dealers which is being raised to 100 by December 2012. The company is also setting up 200 authorised service outlets all across the country called the PASS (Premier Authorized Service Stations), which will be equipped to support the RiO. The company was set up in the year 1944 and commenced commercial production in the year 1948.