New items designed for the US market, debuted at the Auto Show in New York.
Automobiles are significantly different from the versions for Europe, China and Russia. “American” received another grille and new optics. In addition, the sedan and hatchback grew in size – stretched out in length. Rio’s list of options includes a six-speaker audio system, a rear-view camera, a 7-inch multimedia screen that supports both Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, and has a voice recognition function. For the safety of the driver and passengers are responsible for six airbags, ABS and ESC, as well as a system to help with starting on the rise. Experts NHTSA conducted a series of crash tests, according to which the car earned five stars out of five.
As part of the presentation of cars, a representative of Kia Motors America said that in the dealers’ salons, the updated Kia Rio will appear at the end of this year. The Americans will be offered a Rio with a modernized 130-horsepower 1.6-liter engine. Prices will be announced closer to the start of sales.
Meanwhile, as reported by “Avtomambler”, in Russia the test assembly of Kia Rio of the new generation has already started. It is known that the Russian version of the Korean “budgetary” will be similar to the Chinese analog Kia K2.
According to preliminary data, new engines will include two petrol engines of 1.6 and 2 liters capacity of 100 and 123 hp. respectively. Earlier in the Russian office Kia confirmed that Rio next generation will appear in the country in the third quarter of this year.