Though we have many sub 4 meter Compact SUVs lined up for release, only two qualify currently. Premier Rio CRDI4 which holds and proudly boasts of being the first compact SUV of India and the latest revelation, Mahindra Quanto.
While Quanto has the advantage of being from a more renowned brand, Rio looks more proportionate. We can talk at length about both these SUVs’ good bits and bad bits but it is the on road price which we will keep our current discussion mostly limited to.
While we have 4 variants in Quanto which has allowed Mahindra to have a bigger price band covered, Premier offers the CRDi4 Rio only in two variants. You can get the 5+2 seater Quanto C2 at a price of Rs 6.82 Lakh whereas you would need to shell out Rs 7.68 Lakh to own the DX Rio CRDI4, almost Rs 86,000 more. The second best C6 variant equals the pricing of the DLX Premier Rio CRDi4.
Could Premier also have a bare-bones entry variant of Rio CRDi4 to give it a better and more luring entry point? Would you buy a Premier Rio with miltijet diesel engine at under 7 Lakh on-road? A food for thought for Premier probably!
Premier is also running a referral scheme where you can get Rs 3000 just by referring a customer for a successful purchase of Rio. More Details.