Introduced at this year’s Paris Motor Show, the fourth generation Kia Rio brings a fresh look to the Korean model, both on the outside and inside.
With a refreshed body design and driver-orientated interior, the new Rio is a more mature version of the small hatchback and will be offered with some fantastic technology to provide security on the road.
Designed in conjunction with Kia’s California and German-based design centres, the defined lines of the exterior and new U-shaped LED lights help to give it a more modern look, and with the longer wheelbase, it adds more space inside.
As the most advanced Rio ever built, it comes with autonomous emergency braking – which includes a class-first pedestrian recognition system – and Android Auto and Apple CarPlay integration.
The driver-orientated cockpit has the new ‘Human-Machine Interface’, Kia’s infotainment system, which includes a ‘floating’ central touchscreen that displays the navigation system, as well as entertainment and connectivity options, resulting in a less cluttered interior setup.
From launch, the updated hatch will come with a range of diesel and petrol engines, including the new 1.0-litre T-GDI engines, which help to provide high efficiency and low emissions thanks to lightweight construction.
With production starting at the end of 2016, expect to see the new Rio available at JCT600 Kia Castleford in Spring 2017. To stay up to date with the progress of the fourth generation Rio, register your interest today.