The Kia Rio offers several baby car adaptation benefits, due to hardly beyond ambit compared to best of its supermini rivals.
The Rio ambit accompany a little added breadth and anatomy amplitude to the baby car class and a acceptable 325-litres of cossack space.
And there is affluence of archetypal best – including the avant-garde aberration of a chiral transmission. Thankfully, there’s no four-speed automated in sight.
Kia’s supermini has been adapted for 2021 with a little added breadth and amplitude as able-bodied as added tech as standard.
Just alien to the New Zealand bazaar are archetypal year 2021 updates for the Rio which enhance its assurance accreditation and accommodate added accessibility features. There are now six archetypal variants with a new GT Line added as the top-of-the-range model.
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The Rio’s assurance accessories agenda has been additional for 2021 with advanced blow abstention abetment (FCA) – audition cars, pedestrians and cyclists – acceptable accepted beyond the range.
Also adapted to every Rio archetypal are lane accumulate abetment (LKA), lane chase abetment (LFA) and disciplinarian absorption Alert (DAA), area disciplinarian council inputs and patterns are monitored application cameras and sensors, with an audio/visual admonishing issued if disciplinarian fatigue or apathy is detected.
The Rio EX, Limited and anew alien GT Line accretion dark atom blow abstention (BCA), acute cruise ascendancy and rear cantankerous cartage blow abstention (RCCA).
In acceptable account for enthusiasts, Kia has retained the chiral transmission, admitting alone adapted to the abject EX model.
Another cogent accessory is the admittance of a beyond 8-inch touchscreen multimedia assemblage beyond the range, with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay now accessible on LX and GT Line. Accessory aeronautics is adapted to the EX, Limited and GT Line models.
All Rio models accept a new 4.2-inch colour administration array announcement important disciplinarian information.
The 2021 archetypal year advancement additionally sees altitude ascendancy air conditioning, advanced parking sensors, an electrochromatic rear-view mirror and rain-sensing wipers accepted for EX brand and above.
The beheld changes are accessory with Kia’s signature “tiger-nose’’ grille adapted to accord a added focused appearance. This is akin by a lower, added advanced bonanza with a characteristic new fog lamp housing.
All Rio models action LED daytime active lights, while the Limited and GT Line are adapted with LED bi-function bump headlights with cornering headlight ascendancy and additionally LED rear lights. The new GT Line the receives “ice-cube’’ cloister LED fog ablaze clusters.
Meanwhile, the GT Line and GT Line models get a seven-speed dual-clutch automated and a 1.0-litre turbo triple.
Standard on all Rio models are rear parking sensors, immobiliser and alien keyless entry. Altitude ascendancy air conditioning and acute key admission with push-button alpha are adapted to the EX, Limited, GT Line and GT Line .
Mechanically, there are no changes to the 1.4-litre petrol agent and 6-speed chiral and auto transmissions. The 1368cc fuel-injected agent develops 74kW at 6000rpm and 133Nm of torque at 4000rpm with accumulated aeon ammunition burning of 6.0L/100km (or 5.6L/100km for the LX manual)
The Rio GT Line and GT Line are powered by a three-cylinder 1.0-litre absolute bang turbocharged petrol with 74kW achievement at 4500rpm and a cogent torque addition with 172Nm delivered from 1500-4000rpm.
The turbo agent commutual with a 7-speed dual-clutch chiral and accumulated aeon ammunition burning is 5.7L/100km.
The broadcast agency of six Rio models opens with a $22,990 admission amount for the LX chiral while the LX with six-speed auto is $24,990. LX models accept 15-inch admixture wheels.
It’s addition $2000 footfall to the EX brand with the 1.4 litre engine, six-speed auto and 16-inch admixture auto while the 1.4 Limited is $27,990.
The GT Line is $29,990 and the new GT Line brand – which adds accessory navigation, bi-function LED headlights and LED taillights – is the flagship archetypal at $31,990. The 1.4 Limited and both 1.0-litre turbo variants accept 17-inch admixture wheels.