Compare new Kia Rio and Hyundai Solaris second generation

Kia Rio compared to the new Hyundai Solaris

Kia has declassified appearance and some technical characteristics of its most popular models in the Russian market Kia Rio. The car as stated on the official website of the company KIA Motors Rus, should appear on sale in late summer of 2017 (August month), but already today we can see the first photos of the updated Korean sedan.

Followed by the Hyundai Solaris, the next generation (which began a few weeks sales the best seller among all the new products in Russian) Koreans derive the following model for its second, one of the most popular models – Kia Rio, a photo of which you see before you:

Compare new Kia Rio and Hyundai Solaris second generation

So, what are the advantages according to the automaker will be customers from the acquisition of Rio the fourth generation? And which car is better to choose Rio or Solaris?

Kia Rio

Compare new Kia Rio and Hyundai Solaris second generation

First, it’s the look, “the car was memorable and futuristic design”, notes on of. website. Don’t know what about futuristic, but it is worth noting that the model indeed has a new look. Changed the front optics (linkowanie lights with an additional section of side lights turns), according to the fashion of the last years with additional extending elements, and the tapered profile of the lamps and lanterns setting on the side of the car. On the sedan a new bumper with large air intake on the bottom, a cluster with fog lights on the sides. Filesresearch radiator was narrow, in the style of other Kia models.

Hyundai Solaris

Compare new Kia Rio and Hyundai Solaris second generation

Solaris became more stylish. A wide hexagonal radiator filesresearch, the transition from rounded to angular style, more “sharp” headlights in front and extended in the horizontal plane of the rear lights give the car an attractive, refreshed and trendy look.

Looking at the pictures, get the strong feeling that Solaris previous and new are almost identical. Actually this is a false assumption, it will confirm anyone who has seen Solaris on the road. New 2017 due to the modified headlights and proportions looks much more expensive than its predecessor.

The same in our opinion should happen with the Kia Rio the new generation. In the photos the model looks identical with its previous interpretation, but in real life it is likely to be significantly stand out against its background.

Kia Rio

Apparently changed the curves on the doors, window line and cladding of the exterior rear view mirrors.

Rear optics has become more narrow, the trunk has changed in detail, changed the bumper of the sedan. As well as the front, it gives the car a more sporty and even somewhat aggressive look to the more expensive model, which in fact is not a Kia Rio.

Kia Rio

Compare new Kia Rio and Hyundai Solaris second generation

Secondly, the model is built on a new platform. This should primarily affect some of the improvements: a more spacious interior, increased comfort within the vehicle, better handling and of course safety.

Rio have had good growth due to new base. The dimensions of the sedan were as follows: 4.400 mm in length (23 mm more than previous model), 1.740 mm wide (40 mm wider), height sedan to grow did not, leaving 1.470 mm. The wheelbase increased by 30 mm and reached 2.600 mm. “The legroom in the new KIA Rio is enhanced for passengers of both rows, thanks to a larger wheelbase, and at shoulder level – due to the increased width of the body,” reads the press release of the manufacturer. The boot capacity is 480 litres. Very good result in the segment, given that this car in sedan. In addition, there is improved insulation and high comfort for passengers.

Hyundai Solaris

Compare new Kia Rio and Hyundai Solaris second generation

With practicality all is well, and Solaris. The Koreans also became more, about the same numbers.

The dimensions of the sedan has increased. Plus 30 mm in length (was 4.375 mm was 4.405 mm) and 29 mm in width (1.700 mm was 1729 mm). The height of the cut, but by only 1 mm, now it is 1.469 mm, so passengers even in the back seat of discomfort you will not notice. The boot capacity increased by 10 liters and it now stands at 480 litres, 470 litres instead.

The engines of the new Kia Rio

Compare new Kia Rio and Hyundai Solaris second generation

“The new KIA Rio installed a new gasoline Kappa engine 1.4 MPI (100 HP) and upgraded gasoline engine 1.6 Gamma MPI (123 HP). Both engines now have a dual system of variable valve timing on intake and on release. Both power units with distributed injection of fuel.”

The engines increased torque. Little, at 6 – 7%, but still. Through the use of modern methods, including friction reduction in the cylinder-piston group, low fuel consumption, optimized for operation temperatures of the engine and reduced volume of the power unit.

Engine optimized with the 6-speed manual transmission and automatic transmission.

Hyundai Solaris

Compare new Kia Rio and Hyundai Solaris second generation

The range of engines remains unchanged, with 1.4 and 1.6 liter engines will once again fall into line. The power from the 1.6 liter engine has not changed and remains at 123 HP at 6.300 rpm, the torque is 150 Nm. But the 1.4 liter engine was removed 8 horses and now he only has 99 HP. Torque is also modest – 132 Nm.

About it we wrote in one of the materials about Solaris. The conclusion is clear, the difference in motors and transmissions no. Go ahead.

Suspension Rio

Compare new Kia Rio and Hyundai Solaris second generation

As in Hyundai, Kia was modified suspension. Her car will be more stable on the road, including at high speeds. Changed the angles of installation of rear racks for the sake of comfort.

Suspension Solaris

Changes in the suspension Solaris has been a similar. Changed settings for springs and dampers, changed their attachment points, putting them vertically. Since the architecture of the body of Solaris remained without adjustments, so the engineers solved the problem with the handling that has taken place before.

Hyundai Solaris and Kia Rio, to continue the comparison

Compare new Kia Rio and Hyundai Solaris second generation

“The improved efficiency of the braking system and the precision of the steering, particularly power steering”. Rio will use electric power steering. Also the power assist came and replaced Guru Soalris. And here the change is similar.

Platform Kia Rio

Compare new Kia Rio and Hyundai Solaris second generation

If we talk about the platform from a security point of view, it clearly benefited from the transition to the new fourth generation. 50% of heavy-duty steel grades, fabrication of a body using the method of hot stamping has improved not only the handling, and passive safety. However, crash tests, from which we learn how this safety has been improved.

The Hyundai platform remained unchanged.

Electronic assistants and safety systems, the Kia Rio includes:

Monitoring system tire pressure (standard)

The ESC stabilization system

Help system at start uphill HAC

The function of the brake force distribution during braking on a straight SLS

Control system for braking rotation of the CBC

Interior Kia Rio

Compare new Kia Rio and Hyundai Solaris second generation

Changed the salon Kia Rio. Rio got a new dashboard Supervision with a larger 3.5” monitor, trip computer, some configuration will get support for Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.

Leather interior and remote trunk release, complement the comfort features.

Heated rear seats with temperature control is likely to be included in the package “Warm options”.

Similar changes in terms of safety and better salon was held with the Hyundai sedan. About this you can read in detail here:

Browse 2017 Hyundai Solaris second generation

How much will it cost new Kia no one yet knows. But it definitely will surpass the price of the third generation of the sedan, which today is sold from 650 to 940 thousand rubles.

Compare new Kia Rio and Hyundai Solaris second generation

Prices start from Solaris 599.000 rubles, the maximum version is 1.6 with automatic transmission will cost 900,000 rubles. As you can see Solaris on 40 – 50 thousand rubles cheaper than the old generation Kia Rio. How will cost more than new from Kia, we learn later.

For today this is all the information about the product. What conclusions can be drawn from the comparison of the two budget models? Basically all identical, with the exception of the platform, appearance and price. Therefore to advise something concrete is difficult. Most likely the choice will lie in the plane of aesthetics, like it or not. The technical basis for models is either identical, or very similar.

Compare new Kia Rio and Hyundai Solaris second generation

Salon 2017 Hyundai Solaris

And what of the new models?

For today this is all the information about the product. For those readers who are looking relatively expensive and reliable car in this price segment, in our view should pay attention to the new Hyundai Solaris, read more about it in our materials:

Officially presented to the 2017 Hyundai Solaris new generation

The Hyundai Solaris second generation, the official premiere [the details of the model]

2017 Hyundai announced prices for the popular sedan

Fully disclosed technical characteristics Hyundai Solaris second generation