Kia Rio 2017 Features Smoother Surface, Sharper Details, More Spacious Rear Seats Than 2016 Model


The Kia Rio 2017 showed up in its most current guise at the Paris Motor Show. It was made available in the United Kingdom on Tuesday, costing from $15,100 to $22,000. Kia stated that the new Rio will be available in a five-door variant. It will offer more space, better economy, new engines and excellent connectivity.

From the outside, the brand new Kia Rio 2017 looks great. It used the current model of Kia’s tiger nose grille, with a broader and flatter dimension on the face. The variant depicted a more mature design that ought to have a broader appeal.

There are 10 versions of the new Rio in five trim grades, along with a limited-run First Edition model sitting at the top of the range. The specifications seem to be respectable, with the entry-level grade 1 getting air conditioning and electric front windows. The entry-level will also come with keyless locking, electrical door mirrors, Bluetooth, automobile lights and LED running lights. Its security features consist of Hill Start Assist, Electronic Stability Control and Vehicle Stability Management.

The Rio’s grade 2 trim includes 15″ alloys, leather steering wheel and gearknob. Furthermore, the variant will have rear electrical windows, electric folding mirrors and LED indicators. The grade 2 Rio 2017 will also have parking sensors, reversing video camera, cruise, emergency braking and lane departure warning. Kia Rio 2017’s grade 3 will get 16-inch alloys, leather, 7-inch display screen and heated front seats. The grade 3 trim will utilize automobile wipers, personal privacy glass, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.

Kia took on the First Edition bandwagon with a big specification of the Rio First Edition, costing around $22,000. Consequently, it added 17-inch alloys, smart key entry, stainless steel pedals, LED rear lights and leather, which is probably an imitation.

Kia Rio 2017 Upgraded Its Engine Capability

According to AutoExpress, Kia integrated its 1.0 T-GDI engines on the Rio with 99 bhp or 118 bhp, with the 1.4 litre diesel with 76 bhp or 89bhp. In addition, it will come with the 1.25 litre gas with 83 bhp and 1.4 litre gas with 98 bhp.

In Australia, BehindtheWheel reported that Kia powered all 2017 Rio cars with the same 73kW 1.4 liter fuel engine. On the other hand, United Kingdom consumers will likewise get two turbo-diesel engines. The U.K. model will have a 1.0 liter system that will produce 73kW/171Nm for lower-end variants.

The 87kW/171Nm in the flagship model along with a 56kW/240Nm 1.4 litre system will be available as well. U.K. consumers will also get the new Rio with a 61kW/121Nm 1.2 litre petrol engine. The standard gearbox will have a manual transmission which is five-speed or six-speed depending on design. Nonetheless, consumers can have a four-speed vehicle with the 1.4 liter.

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