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Old 10th December 2011, 00:40   #31
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A SUV lookalike even if not capable to do Pandaish maneuvers would sell purely as an only-Road car if it is trouble free and refined along with good after sales support available easily. Now for the RIO to come out of PAL's self imposed slumber, alive and kicking, mere facelifts would be of no help at all.

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Happened to see a White RIO on the road today, and must say, I was pleasantly surprised. The car actually looks quite nice in the flesh. Had seen the earlier one as well, and the new versions seems to be quite improved in fit and finish. Have not had a chance to TD it or speak to the owner yet, since I was quite horrified with all the horror stories I'd heard about Premier. But, must admit, I would be interested in a TD'ing the RIO if it got the Fiat MJD engine.
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A SUV lookalike even if not capable to do Pandaish maneuvers would sell purely as an only-Road car if it is trouble free and refined along with good after sales support available easily. Now for the RIO to come out of PAL's self imposed slumber, alive and kicking, mere facelifts would be of no help at all.
These baby SUVs / Mini SUVs are just targetted for on-road use to tackle a pot-hole or an unmarked speed-breaker on the highway. It just just the ground clearance factor and nothing else IMHO that calls it a Mini SUV.
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You guys should check out this link :

Daihatsu Terios - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

DAIHATSU TERIOS

So an older generation daihatsu terios design was licensed to a chinese company who intern licensed it to Premier. If only they could somehow get the license to manufacture the current generation :P
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