We got our first take a look at the revamped 2018 Kia Rio last fall at the Paris Auto Show but the car manufacturer waited up until New York to supply details on the United States version of its entry-level subcompact. A little bigger and more accommodating than the vehicle it changes, the recast fourth-generation Rio will be available here in LX/S/EX-trim grades and continue to use the choice of 4-door sedans and 5-door hatchbacks. The Rio guarantees to deliver higher animal conveniences, more cabin area, and much better dynamics.
2018 Kia Rio Exterior
Beyond more crisply rendered bodywork and a fresher take on Kia’s signature grille, the brand-new Rio’s restyling brings more upright pillars and much shorter front/rear overhangs together with a minor wheelbase stretch that helps both appearance and product packaging. Equally crucial, the 2018 Rio rides on a brand new platform that uses a greater percentage of high-strength steel to develop a more rigid and robust structure that also supplies much better NVH characteristics. The Rio take advantage of a redone MacPherson strut front/torsion-beam rear suspension which gives the vehicle a more positive feel and improved ride.
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2018 Kia Rio Interior
The Rio’s makeover has yielded tangible advantages inside too, with its somewhat bigger and better-appointed traveler compartment providing more shoulder space and legroom in both rows. New slim-line front pails also boast greater convenience and support while its reconfigured dash and modified center console appearance sharper and feature improved control layouts and better functionality.
The Rio’s roster of standard devices rises as you move up the model hierarchy, but all included cooling, Bluetooth hands-free connectivity, a 6-speaker stereo, satellite radio and a rear-view cam. The Rio EX likewise can be fitted with a new infotainment system that consists of a drifting touchscreen interface with a 7.0-inch display, a UVO3 voice acknowledgment infotainment system and incorporated Android Auto and Apple CarPlay apps.
2018 Kia Rio Engine
The sole engine in all 2018 Rio models is a revised version of the present 1.6-liter direct-injected Gamma 4-cylinder that now makes 130 horsepower and 119 lb-ft of peak torque. While those numbers fall 8 and 4 particular output units shy of the existing engine, Kia expects the new Rio will deliver enhanced fuel economy, have better responsiveness and enhanced low-speed owning dynamics whether fitted with the standard 6-speed manual transmission or optional 6-speed automated. Wishing to make 5-Star crash scores from NHTSA, the 2018 Rio’s safety equipment includes 6 airbags, electronic stability control, hill-start assists and vehicle stability management with a new autonomous emergency situation braking alternative.
2018 Kia Rio Release Date
The 2018 Kia Rio will get here in display rooms later this year. While main prices have actually not been announced.