The new Kia Rio is brimming with confidence and clever features. It scores highly for safety and infotainment and is as efficient with fuel as it is with space.
A slim supermini body shape creates a sporty look for the Rio. The black bezel headlight surrounds and mesh grille bring a stylish dark design to the front profile. Convenient features you might not notice at first glance include the heated door mirrors and rear windscreen. Higher equipment levels add larger alloy wheels, UV-reducing solar glass, projection front fog lights, and rain-sensing windscreen wipers.
Smart, soft black upholstery fabric contrasts with the metallic air vent edging and chromed parking bake button. Arranging the cabin space to suit your number of passengers or amount of luggage is easy. The front seats slide and recline, and there are plenty of convenient storage pockets. One of the biggest surprises in the Rio is the maximum boot space - lower the rear bench and you can benefit from 923 litres of room.
Options for the car include petrol and diesel engines. The strongest powertrain generates 107bhp and 137Nm of torque, all before you reach 5,000rpm. Get up to 78.5mpg combined from the Rio, which also claims some of the lowest emissions of any Kia. The 1.1-litre diesel engine which leads on economy emits just 94g/km of CO2.
When it comes to connectivity, you are spoiled for choice. USB and AUX ports for personal music devices are joined by a hands-free Bluetooth link for compatible smartphones. Audio controls are built into the steering wheel design, making all infotainment simple to use.
Similarly, the safety level throughout the Rio is reassuringly high. It holds a five-star rating awarded by Euro NCAP. Feel comfortable and secure surrounded by twin front, side and curtain airbags. Drivers are fully supported, with ABS, Hill-Start Assist Control, Vehicle Stability Management, ESC and power steering all standard.
At our dealership, you can find the new Kia Rio now. Speak with the Warwick Kia team to book in for a test drive.