With the launch of the new version of Premier in the New Delhi International Auto Expo 2012, Premier has started to get the applications for dealership as well, which is a good sign for the future of this new SUV in the Indian Automobile market. This facelifted Premier Rio will be launched most probably by April 2012. It is coming afresh with a 1.3 Liter diesel engine, which will replace the current 1.5 Liter BS III compliant diesel engine. The petrol version of Rio is arriving as well with a 1.2 Liter, 77Bhp engine which should attract the customers.
With the launch of new versions of Premier Rio, the company is gearing up to set an after sales service network in the whole nation. This will be done by PASS, ‘Premier Authorized Service Stations’. With an addition of 30 more dealers by June 2012 to its current network of 50 dealers it is also going to have 200 service centers nationwide for the Premier Rio by the same time, June 2012.
Premier has been in the business for 60 years now, and it understands the need for a strong after sales so that Premier Rio customers will not have any problems with sales, service or parts. That’s an assurance of the company to everybody. For this, the company is determined to have a total of 100 dealerships and 300 service centers by the end of this year. It has a tie up with ‘India Assistance’ to give 24×7 services in the event of an unfortunate breakdown. In addition to that the company is going the extra mile to give 24×7 mobile services which will attend to service calls within a time-frame of 8 to 10 hours anywhere in India.