The 2015 Kia Rio receives a slight visual makeover, with a fresh exterior and interior look, while retaining the core attributes that have proved so popular with owners. (Unfortunately we don’t have pictures at the moment).
[ads id=”4″ style=”float:left;padding:9px;”]The enhanced Rio receives a newly-designed front bumper and fog lights, and an updated version of the brand’s hallmark ‘tiger-nose’ grille. Three new alloy wheel designs, available in 15-, 16- and 17-inch diameters, refresh the Rio’s profile and a new rear bumper completes the exterior makeover. Two new paint finishes, Urban Blue and Digital Yellow, will also be added to the colour line-up.
The Rio’s cabin is brightened by the addition of new chrome accents and a new centre-stack audio system. New optional features for the 2015 Kia Rio will include a new DAB digital radio and a new generation of Kia’s AVN (audio-video navigation) system with a 7.0-inch display screen, improved processing speed and faster route calculation (availability of system depends on individual markets).
The enhanced Rio will be offered in Europe with a choice of up to four highly efficient engines – ranging in power output from 75 to 109 ps – driving the front wheels via five- or six-speed manual or four-speed automatic transmissions. Every engine in the enhanced Rio range is available with Kia’s optional second-generation fuel-stretching Start/Stop (ISG) technologies.
The Kia Rio hatchback is manufactured for Europe at Kia’s Sohari plant in Korea. The enhanced Kia Rio is expected to go on sale across Europe early in 2015.