Revamped 2015 Kia Rio released

Revamped 2015 Kia Rio released

Kia Motors New Zealand has just released the revamped 2015 Rio which features new design alloy wheels and changes to the front and rear styling.

Currently the most popular Kia model globally, the enhancements are designed to ensure that Rio remains in high demand says the manufacturer.

The front bumper and tiger nose grille, now have ‘winglets’ incorporated into the fog lamp recesses, while the rear gains a newly reshaped bumper.

All Rio models now wear alloy wheels – base models previously had steel rims and wheel covers – featuring 15-inch alloys for the LX manual petrol model, 16-inch alloys for the LX petrol auto and LX diesel, and 17-inch alloys for the EX Rio.

Daytime running lights are standard on all Rio models for added safety and two new colours, urban blue and digital yellow, complete the exterior upgrade.

Inside, changes to the dashboard include chrome trim around the air vents and changes to the centre console, incorporating simplified controls to make the audio system more user friendly. Supervision cluster instrumentation is now adopted throughout the Rio range, providing the driver with an enhanced degree of information.

The Kia Rio is specified with reverse warning sensors, in-cabin headlamp adjustment, air-conditioning, remote locking with in-built car alarm, a height-adjustable driver’s seat, telescopic steering wheel, split folding rear seats, rear luggage cover, auto light control, cruise control & audio controls on a leather wrapped steering wheel, Bluetooth hands-free and an MP3-compatible/radio/CD audio system with USB and AUX ports all included as part of the standard package.

The EX model also features LED daytime running and rear combination lamps, climate air conditioning with an auto de-fog system, electric folding door mirrors (incorporating LED indicators), rain sensing wipers, smart cornering lights and automatic projection-type headlights. A smart proximity key with push-button engine start is also added to the EX model for the 2015 year.

All 2015 Kia Rio models benefit from a full suite of safety technology, including disc brakes all-round, electronic stability control, vehicle stability management and hill assist control, which prevents the vehicle momentarily rolling backwards when pulling away on a steep gradient.

The 2015 Kia Rio comes with a choice of 1.4-litre CVVT petrol engine or a1.4-litre common rail diesel engine with fuel economy of 3.9L/100km.

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