Available in five colours, Clear White is the only solid colour on offer, whilst Blaze Red, Midnight Black, Sienna Brown and Smokey Blue are all metallic.
Inspired by European design, the distinctive front grille is now more sculpted and aerodynamic than ever. Not forgetting the rear, which has been made even sleeker – because bold style is seen from all angles.
Entry-level models are equipped with air-conditioning and front electric windows as standard, as well as a 3.8” display screen, Bluetooth, colour-coded bumpers, daytime LED running lights, remote central locking with fold-away key and even hill-start assist. In comparison, the highest-spec Rio comes with Autonomous Emergency Braking and Lane Departure Warning system, 7” touchscreen which offers satellite navigation, DAB Radio and Apple CarPlay™/Android Auto™, heated front seats & steering wheel, automatic air-con, 17” alloy wheels, cruise control, and much more.
Plus, like across the rest of our range, Kia are of course offering their pioneering 7 Year Warranty on the all-new Kia Rio. Not that you'll need it, but it's nice to know we've got you covered.
To find out more about Kia's 7 Year Warranty Scheme click here.
Get in and stretch out. The new Kia Rio offers many driver-focused amenities as well as split-folding rear seats and plenty of headroom and legroom for all passengers. There is sophisticated design right the way down to the interior fabric with black and grey seating offering a more modern look and feel.
The new Rio is now equipped with the latest technology to make your driving experience that much more enjoyable. On higher-specification models the Rear-Camera becomes available, giving you a clear view of the road behind you as you back out of your driveway or reverse into a spot.
When it comes to the new Kia Rio you'll be spoiled for choice when it comes to connectivity. A state-of-the-art infotainment system offers Apple CarPlay™, Android Auto™ and Bluetooth, plus a Voice Recognition and Music Streaming system in higher-spec models. Plus, on cold mornings enjoy the welcoming heated seats and easier-to-grip heated steering wheel that are also available.
Kia has made a dramatic safety focus on the new Rio after being awarded a 5-star Euro NCAP crash test rating. Plus, punchy performance means safety is imperative so Kia have largely moulded the body from high-strength steel to further improve driver and passenger protection.
One of two new safety features added to the Rio is the Autonomous Emergency Braking System (AEBS) which combines radar and camera data and activates the brakes when the vehicle detects any risk of a collision. If the distance between the car and a pedestrian or vehicle in front is too small the system will apply the brakes automatically. This features is standard on '2' models and above, and is optional on the '1'.
The second new safety feature is the Lane Departure Warning System (LDSW). This is where lane markings are monitored by a small camera mounted in the windshield and alerts you when the vehicle exits the lane if the indicators haven't been activated.
|Engine||Petrol 1.25 (83bhp)||Petrol 1.25 (83bhp) ISG||Petrol 1.4 (107bhp) ISG||Petrol 1.4 (107bhp)||Diesel|
1.1 CRDi (74bhp) ISG
|Diesel 1.4 CRDi (89bhp) ISG|
|5-speed manual||5-speed manual||6-speed manual||4-speed automatic||6-speed manual||6-speed manual|
Displacement, cubic cm (valves per cylinder)
|1,248 (4)||1,248 (4)||1,396 (4)||1,396 (4)||1,120 (4)||1,396 (4)|
Max. power, bhp at rpm
Max. torque, Nm at rpm
|122/4,000||122/4,000||137/4,200||137/4,200||180/1,750 - 2,500||240/1,500 - 2,500|
Top speed, mph
0-60mph acceleration, seconds
Fuel tank capacity, litres
CO2 emissions, g/km 15"
CO2 emissions, g/km 17"