Cars are constantly being reimagined and redesigned to fit a certain better purpose or to simply just be better in what they do overall. One of the newest models to support this claim is the Kia Rio Supermini with its reinvented exterior and interior.
Replacing the previous design, the new Kia Rio supermini is wider, longer, and lower. The overall look of the car remains mostly unchanged. Kia’s iconic ‘tiger nose’ grille is shorter and thinner as it is spaced between the brand new reshaped headlights featuring a U-shaped LED lighting signature. The model also includes sharper details and +smoother surfaces.
The back of car is more traditional and the changes are less apparent other than the new rear lights and the upright rear windscreen which makes implies a visual increase in size.
The inside includes a more modern yet simplified design as the dash is changed to a new touchscreen system. This allows Kia to clear up many unnecessary buttons although this design is likely to only be included as standard on the higher spec models which may cost you a bit more. The last big change is the inclusion of a brand new steering wheel.
This car will only set you back somewhere around £11,000 and will have its global debut at the Paris Motor Show in not too long.
This means that the line-up of engines is yet to be announced but it can be expected that the modern petrol and diesel engines will be carried over. The new 120bhp 1.0-litre three-cylinder turbo is also very likely to join the line-up as it was already utilised by the new Cee’d hatchback.
The length of the car has also increased which results in added passenger space. Overall the new Kia Rio is 5mm lower and 5mm wider. These new proportions are due to the architecture of the car as it is based on the Hyundai i20.
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