The exterior of the Kia Rio is made up of bold, aerodynamic lines which give the car a sporty, muscular appearance. The signature tigernose grill, LED daytime running lights and 17” alloy wheels enhance this - whilst the tinted privacy glass and chrome side window trim add some elegance to its look. The rain-sensing, speed-variable front wipers ensure maximum driver control and passenger safety in inclement weather, whilst the rear fog lights support the driver in reduced visibility. The bi-function headlights increase illumination, allowing you to see the road ahead more effectively.
The interior of the Kia Rio is carefully crafted to ensure comfort, safety and connectivity are leading features of the car’s appeal. The premium upholstery consists of black and red faux leather, with heated front seats and an easy-grip heated steering wheel to make winter driving easier. Electric windows, cruise control and speed limiter give the driver greater power and peace-of-mind particularly when travelling over long distances. The Lane Departure Warning System (LDWS) gives an alert if the car starts to drift out of the intended lane, whilst the Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) system activates the brakes if there is deemed to be a risk of collision. The Hill-Start Assist Control (HAC) and Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) are added safety measures intended to make the Rio as supportive and durable as possible.
The Kia Rio comes fully connected with a 7” touchscreen, which functions as satellite navigation and as a DAB digital radio. It is compatible with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, meaning you can synchronise your smartphone via Bluetooth to access calls, texts, podcasts and your own music library when safe to do so. The reversing camera system – linked to the touchscreen - acts a guide to make reversing and parking more efficient. The Rio’s Smart Key allows you to start and stop the engine at a touch of a button, simply by carrying the Smart Key when you drive.
The Kia Rio comes with a selection of petrol and diesel engines. These include the 1.0 T-GDI petrol with 118bhp, and 1.4 CRDI diesel with 89bhp. The model is capable of returning up to 80.7mpg, with CO2 emissions from 98g/km. There are a number of colours available, such as Midnight Black, Blaze Red and Sienna Brown.