2017 Kia Rio Redesign, Release, Changes

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Kia will be launching the all new 2017 Kia Rio at the upcoming Paris Auto Show. The 4th-gen model comes with a whole new, mature look that is sure to tempt many enthusiasts. The Kia Rio comes with a square-jawed look thanks to combined efforts by designers in the US, Germany and those at the company’s headquarters in South Korea.

The new Kia Rio will make its world debut at the 2016 Paris Motor Show. The Rio is the Korean manufacturer’s global best-selling model, with more than 473,000 sold around the world in 2015, accounting for 16 per cent of Kia’s annual sales. The UK contributed to this with 12,115 Rios sold in 2015, which was 15 per cent of the UK’s total sales.

Now entering its fourth generation, the new Kia Rio will offer B-segment buyers a compelling package, with an attractive new design, high practicality and convenience, class-first safety technology, new connectivity features and more engaging ride and handling.

Michael Cole, Chief Operating Officer for Kia Motors Europe, commented: “The Rio is an important car for Kia, as our best-selling model worldwide. The B-segment is one of the most hotly-contested areas of the new car market, and the third-generation Rio helped introduce more people to the Kia brand than ever before.

Unfortunately, Kia will only exhibit the hatchback in Paris because the sedan version won’t be sold in France. The Kia Rio has become a very important car to the South Korean automaker. In 2015, over 473,000 units of the model were sold. The new model is set to boost sales to over 500,000 units in the 2017 model year.

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2017 Kia Rio Price

Pricing for the new 2017 Kia Rio has been set at $15,495 – $20,000 based on current exchange rates. If there are changes on the 2017 Kia Rio we will notify you as soon as possible, so keep follow our blog.

2017 Kia Rio Redesign

Like the exterior, straight lines running the width of the dashboard characterise the shape of the interior, giving the cabin a wider appearance and increasing the sense of space for occupants. As well as long, lateral lines that govern the shape of the dashboard, horizontal vents further add to the visual width of the cabin, replacing the vertical vents of the third-generation model. Gloss black trim lines the central section of the dashboard.

The dashboard itself is now angled towards the driver, a layout which provides the car with a sportier, more driver-focused design and a more premium character. At the centre of the dashboard is a ‘floating’ HMI (human-machine interface), available with a high-resolution touchscreen. Below, the driver-oriented centre console features fewer buttons, with more ergonomic, concave switches and rotator dials below to control the heating and ventilation.

The new Kia Rio is available with a choice of black or grey cloth seat upholstery, or with black or grey artificial leather. A ‘Red Pack’ for the Rio gives buyers black with red artificial leather-trimmed seats throughout the cabin.

2017 Kia Rio Release Date

The all-new 2017 Kia Rio has been spied testing once more, this time with a far lighter layer of camouflage at the front end revealing a good deal more of the hatch’s finer details.

Last spied in January, the new Rio is expected to debut later this year or early in 2017 as a timely replacement for the current third-generation model that first appeared at the 2011 Geneva motor show.

2017 Kia Rio Specs

Design-wise, the Kia Rio has matured up. The new design borrows from the new design we have seen on Kia’s larger vehicles. The new Kia Rio looks sportier and comes with numerous straight and smooth lines, a huge step from the previous cheap look.

The cabin has also been revamped. To begin with, gone are the numerous plastics that used to cover the dashboard; they have been replaced by better materials. The dash is also more driver-centered. It is characterized by a ‘floating’ high-resolution touch-screen mounted at the center. Unlike the outgoing model, the dash is much cleaner and uncluttered.

The rear section of the Rio is now more upright, with a near-vertical rear windscreen and a shorter overhang. The straight line that runs from the grille, through the headlights and along the top of the doors, continues around the back of the car, paired with thinner, more sculpted rear lamps, which now feature a new arrow-shaped LED light signature. Like the wider-looking ‘face’ of the car, the rear design of the new Rio gives the car a stronger overall appearance.

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When the new Rio goes on sale across Europe, it will be available in a choice of eight exterior colours and a choice of three aluminium alloy wheel designs, ranging from 15-inch to 17-inch in diameter. The Rio will be sold as a five door model in Europe.

The new evolution of the automaker’s tiger-nose grille kicks off the new design. The grille is wider and shorter in height. The engine hood and front overhang are larger. The grille is flanked by bi-function U-shaped LED headlights that make the front look more stylish. The bumper has also been revised and it integrates new fog lights. The rear also looks sportier. It is characterized by a near-vertical tailgate window, thinner, arrow shaped LED taillights, a modified roof spoiler as well as a new diffuser-like element.

Dimension-wise, the Kia Rio is 0.6 inches longer and 0.2 inches wider than the outgoing model. The model is lower in height by 0.2 inches. Its wheelbase is 0.4 inches longer. While these figures don’t look that significant, they have in fact helped the model achieve a more balanced stance.

The interior is offered in black or grey cloth upholstery on the seats. Premium models feature black or faux leather upholstery. The new upholstery has helped create a more premium look for the model. Buyers can also choose a Red Pack which adds black and red faux leather upholstery on the seats. A gloss-black and metallic trim accompanies all upholstery options. The Kia Rio also features trapezoid-shaped A/C vents on the corners. Other redesigned features include the steering wheel, center tunnel, and the armrest. The model also features a new instrument cluster and new door panels.

The legroom for the rear passengers is slightly better courtesy of the slight increase in the car’s wheelbase. The automaker also revealed that the Kia Rio will offer class-reading practicability as well as safety technologies and connectivity features. The model will be easier to handle and will offer a more engaging driving experience.

2017 Kia Rio Engine

Kia has not revealed details about the engines that will power the 2017 Kia Rio. However, the model is likely to be offered in a number of engines in Europe and a single drive-train in the US. The current model sold in the US produces 138 hp and is EPA rated at 27 mpg and 38 mpg in city and on highway drives respectively.

Customers ordering their Rio with the 1.0-litre T-GDI engine can choose between 98 or 118 bhp power outputs. The 98 bhp engine produces peak power at 4,500 rpm and 172 Nm torque from 1,500 to 4,000 rpm .The higher-powered 118 bhp engine produces the same torque output across the same band of engine speeds, while power is accessible at a higher 6,000 rpm peak. Now in the latter stages of testing and development, both engines are expected to deliver sub-100 g/km CO2 emissions (NEDC, combined). The Rio’s Idle Stop & Go (ISG) system will see emissions reduced even further, pending homologation.

Alongside the 1.0-litre T-GDI, the Kia Rio is offered with naturally-aspirated 1.25-litre and 1.4-litre MPI (multi-point injection) petrol engines. The 82 bhp 1.25-litre engine produces its peak power at 6,000 rpm and 122 Nm torque at 4,000 rpm; the 1.4-litre produces 90 bhp at 6,000 rpm and 132 Nm torque at 4,000 rpm. Pending final homologation tests, both engines are expected to deliver CO2 emissions of under 120 g/km.

Headlining the engine range in the new Rio is a new three-cylinder 1.0-litre turbocharged unit, which is tipped to be the best seller. It’s offered in 99bhp or 118bhp power outputs, with both engines producing the same 127lb ft of torque.

Kia has yet to confirm economy or CO2 figures for the new Rio, but this engine is expected to come in below 100g/km in both power outputs. The engine’s light weight should also help improve the handling, Kia claims.

Two normally aspirated four-cylinder petrol engines an 84bhp, 90lb ft 1.25-litre and a 99bhp, 97lb ft 1.4-litre are also offered alongside a 1.4-litre turbodiesel with either 69bhp or 89bhp. The diesel will be the most economical Rio in the range and will have CO2 emissions of less than 90g/km.

For even lower emissions, the new Rio will also be sold with a 1.4-litre diesel engine, producing either 69 or 88 bhp. Regardless of power output, the 1.4-litre diesel engine will be capable of producing the lowest CO2 emissions levels in the Rio line-up – Kia engineers are targeting CO2 emissions under 90 g/km with ISG.

All engines apply power to the front wheels, either through a five-speed manual transmission for 1.25-litre and 98 bhp 1.0-litre T-GDI gasoline engines; or a six-speed manual transmission for the 1.4-litre gasoline engine, the higher-output 118 ps 1.0-litre T-GDI engine, and both 1.4-litre diesel engines.

We believe the new model will feature a more powerful and fuel efficient engine. A performance-oriented Kia Rio is also likely. More information will be available when the model makes its debut at the Paris Auto show.

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