Kia Stonic is the first all the way, as such, urban segment that the signature south Korean put on the market. To the naked eye, the Stonic and the Rio does not seem to be the same car, however the differences that there are between it and the second only confined to the design, since both are developed on the platform GB he made his debut on the current generation of the Hyundai i20 back in the year 2014.
on this basis, it would be logical that the Stonic came to the same markets in which to sell the Rio. However, Kia has decided that some of the emerging countries, instead of market it, have it as an option for another model. This vehicle in question is no other than version crossover of the River, the X-Line. To do this, the designers of the brand have been created on the River a body with aspect campero-for-height and hardware aesthetic.
Apart from the front, where it is determined that the version of urban crossover and the River are family, the rest of the features of the car have been varied. The first items that you give away are to moldings unpainted plastic which are placed around, in the lower part and wheel arches of the body. The roof bars longitudinal, and the bumper design specific protection (in silver) to save the low of the body, and a suspension on high provide the robustness that should have a model of these features.
Where the designers have also gotten the hand is on the back of the Rio. Both the gate as the headlights have been redesigned from scratch. In the X-Line gain muscle and strength lines, seamlessly integrating with the strip of light (in the style of the new Audi A8) that connects the headlights main. And shot to the outside, we can observe a dual exhaust to highlight (even in appearance) in addition to the campero, is dynamic.
range mechanics will have two blocks, four-cylinder petrol and kw with 1.4 and 1.6-liter displacement and 100 and 123 hp of power. For both, the gearboxes available are two: a manual of five relations and other automatic with six. In its interior, the equipment and the changes with respect to the River city are hardly noticeable. The only element that stands out is the upholstery specific and some trim and materials.
finally, this model was already made in the plant that Hyundai Motor has in Russia. The first country where it will make its debut to the public this will be, then make the jump to some countries of the mercosur and Asia.
Source – Kia
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