Wild at Heart: The All-New Kia Rio
Life is more thrilling in the All-New Kia Rio. Its sleek, sculpted lines catch the eye. With comfortable seats, surprising versatility, impressive technology and dependability backed by a 7-year warranty.
The cockpit prioritises information and limits visual and manual distractions. The cluster presents driving data, while a centre floating display simplifies access to navigation and entertainment controls.
The new Kia’s tech package includes - The Kia Connected Services powered by TomTom Live Services helps drivers to reach every destination without detour; the Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay™ which offers in-car connectivity and high tech features; the 7" touch screen comes with Satellite Navigation with RDS & DAB and Bluetooth.
Up to five people can ride in comfort with plenty of room to stretch thanks to a well-designed longer body. Along with automatic air conditioning, heated front seats and steering wheel adding to the experience, the front headrests slide for extra comfort and safety.
Safety is key in the All-New Rio, with Lane Departure Warning System keeping drivers in line and perfectly warned in case they're losing track and Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) designed to detect and identify potential collision threats. Drivers have plenty of assistance in the case of imminent emergency.
Michael Cole, chief operating officer of Kia Europe, acknowledged improving the drive was a key priority. He told Auto Express: “We are a good benchmark on design and a pretty good benchmark on quality. Where we are probably not seen in the industry as a benchmark is in the driving experience. So yes it is an area where we want to be number one.”
The model is hugely important for Kia as the company’s global best seller - more than 473,000 found homes across the world in 2015. It will arrive in British showrooms in the first quarter of 2017.
The new 2017 Kia Rio is due to go on sale from 1st February 2017.