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All-new Kia Rio debuts in New York

The 2018 Kia Rio is larger than the outgoing model thanks to an all-new platform with totally revised front MacPherson strut and rear twist-beam suspensions coupled to reset springs and shocks.

  • 2018 Kia Rio

NEW YORK, NY: Kia Canada says the all-new Rio sub-compact sedan will provide buyers with a combination of fuel economy and fun-to-drive characteristics.

The Sedan, which was unveiled at the New York International Auto Show, will join the Rio Five-Door that was shown to Canadian audiences at recent Montreal Auto Show.

The Sedan is powered by a 1.6-litre direct injection four-cylinder engine producing 130 hp and 118 lb/ft of torque driving the front wheels through a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission.

The 2018 Rio is larger than the outgoing model thanks to an all-new platform with totally revised front MacPherson strut and rear twist-beam suspensions coupled to reset springs and shocks.

Styling wise, the Sedan wears the latest version of the signature “tiger nose” grille with the headlights sweeping back into the fenders for a more substantial look.

The new platform makes for a roomer cabin with revised instrument panel and upgraded interior trim materials.

The centre console has a two-tier tray for objects like tablets and smartphones.

The trunk is also larger at 387 litres

Pricing will be announced closer to launch in the second quarter.

Buying Used: 2012-16 Kia Rio

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