The Kia Rio has undergone a number of revisions and tweaks for 2015, with a package of design, trim and specification upgrades.
There are restyled front and rear bumpers with interior tweaks, including new upholstery and the introduction of satellite navigation and DAB radio tuners, depending on the model.
The Kia Rio is available in two body styles 3 or 5 door hatches in five trim levels, ‘1’, ‘1 Air’, ‘2’,’3,’ and the top of the range ‘4’.
Standard equipment across the range now includes daytime running lights, speed-variable front wipers, headlamp levelling, front electric windows, a height-adjustable driver’s seat, two-way steering column adjustment on the petrol model (tilt only on the diesel), a tachometer and trip computer, split folding rear seats, a boot light, a 12-volt power socket, USB and AUX ports and body-coloured bumpers, door handles and door mirrors.
Tyre pressure monitoring is now standard across the range, along with a temporary skinny spare wheel for all models except the entry-level 1.1-litre CRDi diesel edition. All models come with DAB radio tuners, and support Bluetooth connectivity expect for the ‘1’ diesel model.
The Rio ‘1 Air’ gains air conditioning on the above specification.
Moving up to the Rio ‘2’ -and you benefit from 16-inch alloy wheels, front fog lights, a cooled glovebox and electrically adjustable heated and folding door mirrors with side indicators.
The ‘3’ spec’d model adds 17-inch alloys with low-profile tyres, ultraviolet-reducing solar privacy glass (five-door only), LED daytime running and rear combination lamps, automatic air conditioning with auto de-fog, rain sensing wipers, cruise control, automatic projection-type headlights, heated front seats and six speakers instead of four. There is also 7-inch touchscreen navigation with European mapping and Traffic Messaging Channel and reversing camera, although you lose the CD player.
The Rio ‘4’ gains a smart key with engine stop/start button, an electric sliding and tilting sunroof, a heated steering wheel and leather upholstery.
There is a choice depending on trim of four engines; there are two diesel units, a three cylinder 1.1-litre (74 BHP) turbo unit and a 1.4-litre (89 BHP) turbo diesel, if you prefer there are two petrol engines, 1.25-litre (84 BHP) and 1.4-litre (107 BHP) units.
|Version||Power bhp||Torque Nm||0-60 sec||Top Speed mph||Comb. Mpg||CO2|
|1.25-litre 1 (3dr and 5dr)||84||121||12.6||106||56.5||115|
|1.25-litre 1 Air (5dr only)||84||121||12.6||106||56.5||115|
|1.1-litre CRDi£1 ISG (5dr only)||74||170||14.9||98||88.3||86|
|1.1-litre CRDi 1 Air ISG (5dr only)||74||170||14.9||98||78.5||94|
|1.25-litre 2 (3dr and 5dr)||84||121||12.6||106||55.4||115|
|1.4-litre 2 ISG (3dr and 5dr)||107||137||11.1||114||53.3||114|
|1.4-litre 2 auto (5dr only)||107||137||12.7||106||44.1||147|
|1.1-litre CRDi 2 ISG (5dr only)||74||170||15.5||100||74.3||99|
|1.4-litre CRDi 2 ISG (5dr only)||89||220||12.6||106||70.6||98|
|1.4-litre 3 ISG (3dr and 5dr)||107||137||11.1||114||53.3||114|
|1.4-litre CRDi 3 ISG (3dr and 5dr)||89||220||12.6||106||70.6||98|
|1.4-litre 3 auto (5dr only)||107||137||12.7||106||44.1||147|
|1.4-litre 4 ISG (5dr only)||107||137||11.1||114||53.3||114|
|1.4-litre CRDi 4 ISG (5dr only)||89||220||12.6||106||70.6||98|
Rio - 3 door
|'1' 1.25 84bhp 5-speed manual||£10,345||2|
|'SR7' 1.25 84bhp 5-speed manual||£11,845||3|
|'2' 1.25 84bhp 5-speed manual||£12,245||3|
|'2' 1.4 107bhp 6-speed manual ISG||£13,045||7|
|'3' 1.4 107bhp 6-speed manual ISG||£14,445||7|
|'3' 1.4 CRDi 89bhp 6-speed manual ISG||£15,545||6|
Rio - 5 door
|'1' 1.25 84bhp 5-speed manual||£10,945||2|
|'1' 1.1 CRDi 74bhp 6-speed manual ISG||£12,245||2|
|'1 Air' 1.25 84bhp 5-speed manual||£11,745||3|
|'1 Air' 1.1 CRDi 74bhp 6-speed manual ISG||£13,045||1|
|'SR7' 1.25 84bhp 5-speed manual||£12,445||3|
|'SR7' 1.1 CRDi 74bhp 6-speed manual ISG||£13,745||2|
|'2' 1.25 84 bhp 5-speed manual||£12,845||3|
|'2' 1.4 107bhp 6-speed manual ISG||£13,645||7|
|'2' 1.4 107bhp 4-speed auto||£14,550||4|
|'2' 1.1 CRDi 74bhp 6-speed manual ISG||£14,145||2|
|'2' 1.4 CRDi 89bhp 6-speed manual ISG||£14,745||6|
|'3' 1.4 107bhp 6-speed manual ISG||£15,045||7|
|'3' 1.4 107bhp 4-speed auto||£15,950||4|
|'3' 1.4 CRDi 89bhp 6-speed manual ISG||£16,145||6|
|'4' 1.4 107bhp 6-speed manual ISG||£16,345||7|
|'4' 1.4 CRDi 89bhp 6-speed manual ISG||£17,445||7|
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