The Rio is placed bang in the centre of the transition from car to SUV.
It's got the compactness of a hatch and the ground clearance of something more substantial.
Although comparing it to something like the Renault Duster is akin to pitting chalk against crayon, it would be apt to say that the Rio resides in a realm that hasn't been entered into by any other manufacturer as yet.
Possibly India's first compact SUV, the Rio now gets a contemporary diesel engine.
Text: Kyle Pereira, Business Standard
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