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Kia Rio 2015, presentation and test

During the presentation of the new range of urban models Kia had our first contact with the Kia Rio 2015. Among the new bet for the B segment of the Korean brand is the incorporation of an attractive special series X-Tech.

He Kia Rio, one of the most popular models
Kia, cool with a slight facelift: Its virtues have allowed her to gain a foothold in the B segment, one of
and the most important competitor in the market. Its popularity goes beyond
our borders, achieving good results in very different markets being,
For example, the first car to overthrow Lada in Russia in 44 years.

Generation launched in 2011 to raise receives an update
their levels of design, quality, technology and efficiency without losing its versatility
and an attractive price-product relationship. Along with the Kia Rio 2015
Korean manufacturer completes its range of models with urbanites Kia Picanto 2015 in segment and Kia Venga 2015 in the segment B-MPV.

What's new Kia Rio 2015?

The appearance of Rio has received a slight facelift announced at the Paris Motor Show 2014. Both
the front bumper and rear have been redesigned, the characteristic
grill Tiger Nose It has a form
, has LED daytime running lights and front fog lights are round
and they are accompanied by two decorative moldings.

It is also Novelty door mirrors
LED integrated turn signals
, taillights LED effect and tires
Alloy 15 and 16 inch new design. Kia offers a choice of seven
solid exterior colors for the body -two of five metalizados-
what is the color Deep Blue this
Only available with 5-door body and new color digital Yellow with 3 doors.

Improvements inside are limited to a
best quality coatings vents and a new
upholstery in superior finishes. It also integrates a new system
touch-screen navigation 7 inch
, incorporating rear chamber
parking assistance.

What is the range of Kia Rio 2015?

The mechanical range of Rio 2015 remains unchanged
compared to its predecessor, although they have been reviewed. The offer consists
Engine four-cylinder petrol 1.2 CVVT 84 CV and turbodiesel
three cylinders 1.1 CRDi 75 hp. In both cases they are associated with a box
manual gearbox, five-speed for gasoline and for diesel six. The brand is considering the possibility of including a automatic transmission
four speed in mid-2016.

There are four trim levels available: Basic, Concept,
Drive and Emotion
. The first is the access, no air
conditioning and is only available with the gasoline engine and bodywork 3
doors. Kia Drive versions estimates that concentrate most of the

Basic finish:

  • Steel wheels 15 inches
  • ABS + EBD + BAS + ESP + VSM
  • HAC (System Start Assist slope)
  • ESS (flashing brake lights in emergency braking)
  • TPMS (Control System tire pressure)
  • 6 Airbag
  • electric and heated exterior mirrors
  • AUX audio system with USB port +
  • Audio control knobs Steering Wheel
  • Onboard computer
  • Central locking with folding key
  • Electric front windows

Finishing Concept (added to the Basic):

  • Air conditioner
  • Bluetooth
  • Front center armrest
  • Lighter and ashtray insert
  • Height adjustable driver's seat

Finishing Drive (added to the Concept):

  • Alloy wheels 15 inches
  • Temporary spare wheel
  • chrome front grille
  • LED daytime running lights
  • fog lights
  • darkened moons
  • Supervision instrument panel
  • Cruise control and speed limiter
  • automatic climate control
  • Rain sensor
  • electric rear windows (5 door body)

Emotion finish (added to Drive):

  • Alloy wheels 16 inches
  • folding exterior mirrors with intermittent
  • LED taillights
  • browser 2.0
  • Parking assistance camera
  • Steering wheel and shifter skin changes
  • Sensor lights
  • Rear parking sensors

Alongside these four finishes, Kia incorporates an edition
especially for the launch of the 2015 range Only available with 5-door body, special series
X-Tech is very similar to Emotion finished but replaces the rear lights
LED by the system and automatic start stop ISG (Intelligent Stop &
Go) is highly recommended for the price advantage provided as the X-Tech
It costs 650 euros less than the Emotion.

Special X-Tech series (added to Drive):

  • ISG (Intelligent Stop & Go)
  • Alloy wheels 16 inches
  • folding exterior mirrors with intermittent
  • browser 2.0
  • Parking assistance camera
  • Steering wheel and shifter skin changes
  • Sensor lights
  • Rear parking sensors

How the 2015 Kia Rio behave?

During the presentation of urbanites Kia had a
brief contact with the associated Rio 1.2 CVVT petrol engine of 84 hp. HE
try to a motor with a quiet and smooth operation and the gearbox
It has a nice touch. Korean utility seeks a plumb behavior,
suspensions oriented comfort and a precise direction.

As for habitability it is in the middle of
although it does offer a good comfort to have seats
soft and wide regulations wheel and driver's seat. At trunk
288 liters of
a double bottom is missing to distribute the load so
more profitable.

We have also been able to use the new camera support
the parking lot, which offers good image quality
, and the renewed browser
2.0. The navigation system works very well and quickly calculates routes
and also the 7-inch touch screen provides easy operation. The brand
Korean offers for free 7 years updated cartography.

How much does the Kia Rio 2015?

The Kia Rio 2015 prices started from
12,610 euros but can be achieved savings of up to 5,000 euros
launch promotions, financing and PIVE Plan. In this way, accumulated
all the discounts possible access Rio part of 7,345 euros.

Version Recommended price Price with discount Discounted price + PIVE
Rio 1.2 CVVT Basic 3p 12,610 € 8,345 € 7,345 €
Rio 1.2 CVVT Concept 3p 13,750 € 9,781 € 8,781 €
Rio 1.2 CVVT Drive 3p 15,050 € 11,081 € 10,081 €
Rio 1.2 CVVT Concept 5p 14,265 € 10,296 € 9,296 €
Rio 1.2 CVVT Drive 5p 15,565 € 11,596 € 10,596 €
Rio 1.2 CVVT x-Tech Eco-Dynamics 5p 16,115 € 12,146 € 11,146 €
Rio 1.2 CVVT Emotion 5p 16,765 € 12,796 € 11,796 €
Rio 1.1 CRDi Concept 5p 15,565 € 11,596 € 10,596 €
Rio 1.1 CRDi Drive 5p 16,865 € 12,896 € 11,896 €
Rio 1.1 CRDi x-Tech Eco-Dynamics 5p 17,415 € 13,446 € 12,446 €
Rio 1.1 CRDi Emotion 5p 18,065 € 14,096 € 13,096 €