Kia Rio readies for Paris
The Rio, Kia’s global bestseller, debuting next week at the Paris Motor Show, features new technologies and connectivity features including Android and Apple smartphone integration
The fourth generation Kia Rio will make its world debut next week at the 2016 Mondial de l’Automobile in Paris.
The Rio is the Korean manufacturer’s global best-selling model, with more than 473,000 sold around the world in 2015, accounting for 16 per cent of Kia’s annual sales.
The 2017 Rio will offer B-segment buyers a compelling package, with an attractive new design, high practicality and convenience, class-first safety technology, new connectivity features and more engaging ride and handling.
Designed and engineered to meet the needs and desires of a wider range of buyers, the new Rio will play an increasingly important role in the Kia model line-up.
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The Rio will have the most spacious cabin and one of the highest boot capacities (325 litres) of any car in its class when it goes on sale, with practicality a key focus for the Rio’s development and engineering teams.
An increasing customer appetite for downsized, turbocharged engines has led to the adoption of Kia’s latest three-cylinder 1.0-litre T-GDI (turbo gasoline direct injection) engines.
The lightweight and compact new engine was introduced for
Alongside the 1.0-litre T-GDI, the Kia Rio is offered with naturally aspirated 1.25-litre and 1.4-litre MPI (multi-point injection) gasoline engines.