We obtained our first take a look at the revamped 2018 Kia Rio last autumn at the Paris Auto Show but the car manufacturer waited until New York to provide details on the United States version of its entry level subcompact. A little bigger and extra fitting than the vehicle it replaces, the recast fourth-generation Rio will be available right here in LX/S/EX trim qualities and continuously provide the choice of 4-door cars as well as 5-door hatchbacks. The Rio guarantees to provide better animal conveniences, more cabin space as well as better dynamics.
Past even more crisply rendered bodywork and also a fresher tackle Kia’s trademark grille, the brand-new Rio’s restyling brings a lot more upright pillars and much shorter front/rear overhangs together with a small wheelbase stretch that helps both look as well as product packaging. Just as essential, the 2018 Rio trips on all-new platform that uses a better percentage of high-strength steel to develop an extra stiff and robust framework that also provides much better NVH qualities. The Rio benefits from a redone MacPherson strut front/torsion-beam rear suspension which offers the vehicle an extra certain feel as well as enhanced trip.
2018 Kia Rio Interior
The Rio’s remodeling has actually produced substantial advantages inside as well, with its slightly larger as well as better-appointed passenger compartment offering even more shoulder area as well as legroom in both rows. New slim-line front buckets likewise flaunt greater convenience and also support while its reconfigured dash and also revised center console appearance sharper as well as feature boosted control formats and also much better capability. The Rio’s lineup of basic devices rises as you go up the model pecking order, however all featured cooling, Bluetooth hands-free connectivity, a 6-speaker stereo, satellite radio and also a rear-view video camera. The Rio EX also could be fitted with a new infomercial system that consists of a floating touchscreen interface with a 7.0-inch display screen, a UVO3 voice acknowledgment infotainment system and incorporated Android Auto and Apple CarPlay applications.
2018 Kia Rio Engine
Sole engine in all 2018 Rio models is a modified version of the present 1.6-liter direct-injected Gamma 4-cylinder that currently makes 130 horse power and 119 lb-ft of peak torque. While those numbers fall 8 as well as 4 corresponding outcome devices timid of the present engine, Kia expects the brand-new Rio will supply enhanced fuel economy, have far better responsiveness as well as enhanced low-speed driving dynamics whether fitted with the basic 6-speed handbook transmission or optional 6-speed automatic. Wishing to earn 5-Star accident rankings from NHTSA, the 2018 Rio’s security devices includes six airbags, digital security control, hill-start help and vehicle stability monitoring with a brand-new independent emergency situation stopping choice.
2018 Kia Rio Release Date and Price
The 2018 Kia Rio will arrive in display rooms later on this year. While official prices has actually not been revealed.