Friday, 30 March 2012

Kia Rio gets an update

Kia have released their latest version of the kia Rio. The Korean car company which is owned by Hyundai has always been looking into ideas of developing budget models which are reliable. The Kia Rio is priced from £10,595 on the road and has a combined miles per gallon rate of 88.3. The Rio however has a major rival, the Volkswagen Polo. It comes with a choice ot two petrol engines and two diesel engines which include a 1.1 litre EcoDynamic engine which produces the 88.3 miles per gallon.

There is a choice of four trim levels. They are called the 1, 1 Air, 2 and 3 which are similar to the trim names of the Kia Picanto. The base model Rio comes with electric front windows as standard and 15 inch steel wheels. The interior has a CD player and USB port. The entry level diesel engine doesnt have Bluetooth but the 1 Air trim model has air-conditioning for an extra £800.

The Mid-range spec, the Rio 2 has 16 inch alloy wheels as standard, front fog lights, electronic door mirrors and a leather trimmed steering wheel. Kia dealers usually stock more of the Mid-range specifications because of its high demand.

The Top specification Rio has sporty 17 inch alloy wheels complete with low-profile tyres. It has privacy glass and LED daytime running lights which are soon going to be compulsory on all UK production cars. It also has climate control and automatic wipers and headlights as standard. The petrol engines are capable of either 83bhp from the 1.25 litre engine or 107bhp from the 1.4 litre engine. The 1.25 litre Rio averages 56,5mpg. The 1.4 litre engine is capable of 51.4mpg. The diesel engines, the 1.1 CRDI is the entry level diesel engine and 1.4 CRDI averages 70.6mpg.

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The Mid-range spec, the Rio 2 has 16 inch alloy wheels as standard, front fog lights, electronic door mirrors and a leather trimmed steering wheel. Kia dealers usually stock more of the Mid-range specifications because of its high demand.

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