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Old 15th February 2007, 17:07   #1
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Question Premier Automobiles -- Is it still alive??

Premier Automobiles a.k.a PAL a.k.a makers of Premier Padmini (Fiat 1100) had revived recently with the "launch" of an Omni-like van called Sigma. But after that I have not heard anything about it. I have not seen a single Sigma on the road not even a test mule. Where has this company disappeared??
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Premier is very much alive. I have seen several Premier Sigmas, both test mules and otherwise, as also the Sigma light truck. Looks better than the ACE.
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Premier Automobiles a.k.a PAL a.k.a makers of Premier Padmini (Fiat 1100) had revived recently with the "launch" of an Omni-like van called Sigma. But after that I have not heard anything about it. I have not seen a single Sigma on the road not even a test mule. Where has this company disappeared??
I have seen one in trivandrum... Looked good... But didnt see any after that...

I dont think it worked out as they planned...
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Premier is still alive - not Automobiles. They've evolved into Premier Automation - which manufacture machining centers. They're in Pune on the road to Chakan from Pune. On the left side.
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Premier is still alive - not Automobiles. They've evolved into Premier Automation - which manufacture machining centers. They're in Pune on the road to Chakan from Pune. On the left side.
I guess Premier Automation might be a different company altogether considering Premier Automobiles still exists....
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PAL is supposed to have relocated to Pune after selling of their massive property holdings in Mumbai.

The Sigma now also has a load carrying version like the ACE. But do they have any dealership network anymore? They are using HM engines like Sonalika.
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I have seen the advertisements for the Sigma in a daily here, so they must be having dealers, though outside metro areas.
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yep premier is very much alive...with there SIGMA vans and Roadster pick up's as well as SIGMA ambulance models launched last year. they are making these models in collaboration with china motors taiwan.....
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Can anyone give me the website of the company...? I saw one Roadster yesterday and feel that the Ace certainly looks good. However I can safely say that Sigma Van Looks better than the soon to be launched Ace van.
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amtak, here you go.. Premier Ltd. - and it's Roadstar .

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The Sigma Family looks almost like a Maruti Versa. Do we have any road tests of these vehicles as yet ?

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However, one cannot click on the dealer link! No, I am not buying it!!! Just wanted to see how many dealers they have appointed.
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This is slightly offtopic


There is one piece of accesory which the Sigma shares with the Premier Padmini. Quite easy. Can anybody guess it?
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There is one piece of accesory which the Sigma shares with the Premier Padmini. Quite easy. Can anybody guess it?
Got it! Its the wheel covers!!
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Salil, its the wheel caps! How can u miss them. They still look good in these times!
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