Established in 1944, Premier Automobiles Ltd. pioneered automobile manufacturing in India. It is now called Premier Ltd. Originally based in Mumbai, Premier Ltd. relocated to its present state-of-the-art ISO 9001 certified plant at Chinchwad, Pune. Spread over 27 acres, this plant now serves as the centralised research, development and manufacturing for all activities. Premier entered the utility vehicle segment with India’s most fuel efficient SUV called the RiO, which is compact and available in diesel (CRDi4 engine) and petrol variants. Its portfolio also includes a 1.5 tonne LCV called the Roadstar.