Kia’s new Rio is about to hit the showrooms

Kia make some impressive claims for its new Rio

KIA’S new Rio goes on sale on the first of next month.
The car represents a big step forward for the car maker as it again adds more style and quality, yet reduces fuel consumption and CO2 figures.
When the three-door variant hits the market early next year, the company says it will offer the newest product line-up in the UK.
Kia has put a lot of effort into the Rio as it believes there will be a huge growth in this sector and expects the car to be a top ten seller in the UK.
The car will be offered with a choice of four engines, two diesel and two petrol. Kia claims its 1.1-litre three-cylinder turbodiesel will return better fuel consumption and CO2 emissions than any non-electric car in the world. And that includes hybrids and the other variety of eco models.
Fitted with all of Kia’s EcoDynamics fuel-saving technologies – including Intelligent Stop & Go engine technology, low rolling resistance tyres, a drag-reducing front grille, gearshift indicator and rear spoiler – this model is capable of 88.3mpg, with CO2 emissions of only 85g/km, while still giving a sprightly show on the road.
The two petrol engines start with an entry-level 1.25-litre Kappa engine which recently made its debut in Kia’s smallest car, the new Picanto. This engine develops 83bhp and 121Nm of torque. The new Rio is also available with Kia’s 1.4-litre Gamma engine, developing 107bhp and 137Nm of torque. It also offers buyers the convenience of an automatic gearbox as an option to the standard manual.