The Kia Rio is one of the main novelties of the Paris motor show in regards to new launches of brands generalists, and the most important of the south Korean company in the event that French, which will be held from the end of this month. Kia already offered us, at the beginning of September, some images and details of its new Kia Rio; however, it saved a lot of important information of this vehicle, which will hit the market during the first quarter of 2017, that today it has been revealed.
I Already described the aesthetic changes, both exterior and interior, the new model of segment B, and various data on its external measurements. Today, finally, the brand has offered all the information of greatest importance as livability, engines, systems, connectivity and security. We will review them.
Habitability interior and trunk
As we told you few days ago, the Kia Rio is now a larger vehicle. Earns 10 mm in their battle and 15 in total length. This has been an greater livability for the occupants 1.120 mm of legroom in the seats front and 770 mm at the rear. The inside width to the height of the shoulders is also improved, especially in the rear seats, with a total of 1,355 mm For his part, the trunk is now up to 325 liters, a growth of 13 % over its predecessor, which cubicaba 37 liters less. In addition, it has two levels of height.
The range of mechanical updates with versions more efficient both engines of petrol as well as diesel. The main feature is the new 1.0 T-GDI three-cylinder engine which was introduced on the Kia cee’d several months ago. It is offered in two versions, a 100 horses and another of 120, having both a maximum torque of 172 Nm, and with the system of stop and automatic starter. On the other hand, and also in the range of gasoline, the Kia Rio maintains the 1.25-litre MPI aspirated, four-cylinder, 84 horsepower.
In the paragraph diesel provides a block 1.4 litres versions of 70 and 90 horsepower. The brand ensures that in both versions is signed by the lower CO2 emission of the entire range Rio.
In terms of transmissions, the two versions of lower power in gasoline is associated with a change of five marches, while T-GDI 120 horses, and the versions diesel do to a change of six speeds. For the moment, Kia is not offering variants automatic for this new Rio.
The new generation of the Kia Rio, they say from the brand, be one of the safer cars of its class. Among other systems, will have with the system assistance to emergency braking AEB the recognition of pedestrians thanks to a long-range radar. It will also incorporate the notice of involuntary departure of lane. On the other hand, the company claims to have significantly increased passive safety with a remarkable greater rigidity of the structure, while also reducing the total weight of the vehicle in a 5 % thanks to the use of lightweight materials of high strength.
Depending on the version, and the preferences of the owner, the Kia Rio can have a touch screen in-dash 5-inch or 7-inch. The biggest brings browser, connectivity via Tom Tom, and the integration of Smartphones using Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Some of the information, free of charge during the first seven years, that you may receive the infotainment system are traffic alerts in real-time, warning of fixed speed cameras, points of interest and weather warnings.
The hyundai brand boasts that the Kia Rio will be the first model in its segment, the B segment, the USB jacks both for the squares front to the rear.