The new economical model, Kia Rio, will be back again to 88mpg when it arrives in September, this year. Rio becomes the most economical car on sale in the UK.
We already know how the new Kia looks like from its bosses who unveiled the model in Geneva, earlier this year. The Kia’s directors hope for major sales compared to the previous car.
Kia Rio show its face
Kia Rio and Renault Clio
The new car is roomier, thanks to a longer overall length than the class-average at four metres. Boot space is exactly the same as the Renault Clio at 288 litres.
Four engines have been confirmed for the new Rio, including a 1.1-litre three-cylinder diesel unit which produces 69bhp and emits just 85g/km of CO2 with Kia’s new start/stop technology. Interior quality includes now a start/stop button for models with the optional smart-key entry. It also has a fresh update on the rocket switch.
Kia Rio price
Prices are expected to start from £10,500.
The Skoda Fabia rival wears a fresh new look that includes trademark bow-tie grille on the front and a rounded profile to the back that recalls the current Seat Leon. Read more about the new Kia at Autoexpress.co.uk.