Kia Rio: the Looks revealed
Kia has declassified the exterior and the interior of the new generation Kia Rio.
Finally done what for so long fans were waiting for the Kia Rio. The Koreans have unveiled the exterior and interior of the new budget model, which will be sold on the Russian market closer to the fall this year.
Previously we have published various details about the new generation Rio. But unfortunately, the Korean company has long kept secret the appearance of the car. And finally appeared the first official photos of the new generation Kia Rio, which became noticeably more than the previous generation.
And so the length of the car was 4400 mm (+23 mm) width 1740 mm (+40 mm) height 1740 mm. in addition, the engineers have increased the wheelbase of the new model is 30 mm. In the result, the wheelbase of the new generation Rio is 2600 mm.
Thanks to increased dimensions, the designers managed to increase interior compartment space, mainly due to the increase in cabin width to 18 mm. But the main novelty was the increased distance between rows of seats: +24 mm.
True engineers because of the expansion of the internal space had to slightly reduce the boot capacity, which now is only 480 litres.
Recall that the current generation Rio has a boot capacity of 500 liters. Experts, by the way, I expect that the designers of the next generation will increase the size of the Luggage compartment, but, alas, not happened.
Recall that, as the previous generation Rio, the new model is based on the same platform as the Hyundai Solaris. That is, the new Rio model is based on the architecture of the second generation of Solaris.
The new Rio at car market of Russia will be offered with 1.4 and 1.6 litre four-cylinder petrol engines with a capacity of 99 HP (132 Nm) and 123 HP (151 Nm), respectively.
It is noteworthy that the version with 1.4 litre engine now has by 8 horsepower less than the same model in the current generation. According to the representative of the Korean company, this is done to reduce the tax burden. Indeed, now the owners of the 1.4 litre model through 99 HP will pay significantly less tax.
It is worth noting that both versions will be equipped with still 6-speed manual transmission and 6-speed automatic transmission.
Also, instead of steering all versions of the Kia Rio are now fitted with electric power steering. Including has changed a little suspension tuning that will improve the dynamic performance of the new model.
In addition, Kia’s engineers decided to increase the volume of the fuel tank, which now stands at 50 liters (+7 liters). Increased and the volume of the washer fluid reservoir windshield + 0,6 liters. Now in the washer tank windshield can be filled with 4.6 liters of fluid.
But the most interesting as always in. This time the Koreans have decided to please fans of this model, providing a variety of modern options.
For example, now available at a surcharge car can be equipped with infotainment system with 7-inch screen that supports Apple CarPlay and Android Auto with the ability to build routes for navigation apps right on the screen of the car.
Also the machine can now be equipped with a rearview camera, a lighting system in corners, leather trim, heated not only front seats but also back seats.
Including not forgotten designers and modern security systems, such as the stabilization system, the help system is on the rise, the pressure monitoring system in the wheels.
Another interesting feature of the model Rio will be the intelligent option of using the trunk release, which helps the driver to open the trunk without using hands. To do this, the driver needs only to approach the trunk with the key in his pocket and after a few seconds the car will automatically open the trunk. Agree a very handy feature.
Changed in the car and the instrument panel, which has become more modern and stylish. For example, now has a new mascara is made in a more classical style. But the main thing now is the brightness of the dashboard illumination can be adjusted to your personal preferences, which was not possible in the past generation.
Unfortunately, the new Kia Rio is not received, as it wanted fans car hid xenon optics. The car will still be equipped with halogen headlamps. The truth will be available two versions of the car: one with a normal halogen optics, and the other with halogen headlights projector-type.