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As a three-door or five-door, the Kia Rio is one of the manufacturer’s stylish compact hatchbacks. It has achieved a full five-star rating in Euro NCAP safety testing, and comes with the manufacturer’s unrivalled seven-year warranty when purchased new.
Exterior and interior design
The ‘tiger-nose’ grille is the clearest sign that the Rio is part of the Kia range. The car has a sporty appearance, with agile headlights, a mesh grille and enlarged air intakes creating a purposeful front face.
In the supermini class, the Rio has one of the most spacious interiors. This ensures that there is plenty of room to relax and make use of the conveniently-placed storage compartments. The front seats slide and recline, and the 60/40 split rear seats fold to make as much as 923 litres of boot space.
Engines and performance
The Rio is capable of delivering as much as 78.5mpg in combined fuel economy when fitted with a 74bhp 1.1-litre diesel engine and six-speed manual transmission. CO2 emissions also drop to an impressive low of 85g/km, earning the Rio exemption from a number of road taxes and charges. Other engine options include 1.25-litre petrol units and 1.4-litre petrol or diesel alternatives.
You can choose the 1, 1 AIR, VR7, 2, 3 or 4 trim levels. The equipment with 1 is impressive as the entry-level, encompassing a trip computer, ‘day and night’ rear-view mirror, full surrounding airbags, enhanced sound system, ABS and much more. At the top end, 4 comes with a Smart Key system and one-press Engine Start/Stop Button for easier entry and start-up.
Options and upgrades
The wheels fitted to the Rio at each trim level are individual – either steel or alloy, at 15-inch, 16-inch or 17-inch diameters. Black partial leather upholstery is available with the 4 model, as is heating for the front seats and steering wheel. Kia’s official accessory selection for the car also includes mudguard kits, a detachable tow bar, body decals and door handle protectors.
The Kia Rio is available to test drive and order from GK Group in Worksop. Please call us, visit the showroom or send an enquiry online to reach the team.