In Paris, Kia Rio is the fourth generation for the European market. In Russia sold model, which, as stated by the manufacturer, is designed specifically for our country. In fact, Russian River is the "twin" of the Chinese model Kia K2. Production of sedans and hatchbacks Rio for RF is currently established on the St. Petersburg company "Hyundai Manufacturing Rus". The Kia Motors Rus told us that our new generation of Rio will be available in the second half of 2017.
Kia Rio for the Russian market differs from the European version of the design, dimensions, range of motor, suspension settings, ride height and equipment. In general, the model is adapted to our climatic conditions and "imperfect" roads. In the Russian office of Kia we talked about the fact that since the company's founding in 2009, more than 500 000 copies were sold in Rio RF.
Not long ago, the portal «autoND» published the photos, fully revealing the appearance of the new Kia Rio. Earlier it was reported that a new generation of top-end configuration will Rio LED taillights, and a sunroof.
Another novelty of the brand in the Russian market will be updated crossover Kia Soul. According to Kia Motors Rus, the start of sales of new Soule is scheduled for the first half of 2017, which means that he will join the lineup even earlier than the new generation of the most popular models of the brand in our market.
In the photo: the updated Kia Soul
Presented in Paris updated Kia Soul has received changes in the design of exterior and interior, as well as new technologies of safety and comfort. In other performance vehicle front and rear bumpers (they appeared protective overlay color "metallic"), the new bi-xenon headlights with LED running lights, another design firm grille.
At the European Motor Show also presents sports modification Kia Soul GT. The car is equipped with a turbocharged petrol engine with direct fuel injection T-GDI volume of 1.6 liters capacity of 204 liters. from. According to the company, is the most powerful version of the model in its history. Sales in the Russian version of the GT will start simultaneously with the entry of updated Kia Soul.
Also in Paris, Kia showed the updated minivan Carens (model not presented in our market). The seven-seater car has received a number of design changes, new trim options, a modern multimedia system with a seven- or eight-inch display, and a set of high-tech driver assistance systems. Earlier portal «autoND» informed about the start of sales of the new minivan in South Korea.