2018 Kia Rio Review & Changes – Kia will use the Paris auto show to unveil the beautiful, all-new fourth-generation Rio. The slightly reduced and larger new Rio has a so-jawed look that was a global hard work, Kia claims, with creative designers in Germany and California operating in cooperation with their counterparts at the company’s headquarters in South Korea. Since the French won’t receive the Rio sedan, Kia is displaying only the adaptable Rio hatchback in Paris. We’ll need to hold out to view how these original new appearances convert to a three-box shape.
Irrespective, all Rio derivatives are anticipated to journey on the same 101.6-inch wheelbase, marking an additional .4 inch between the front and rear wheels. For the hatch, all round length develops by 0.6 inches to 160 overall. Thanks to its longer wheelbase and more upright cabin design, we expect the new Rio to sport a modest bump to most, if not all, calculated interior proportions. Occupants will be dealt with to an interior that develops after the design concepts noticed in the bigger Kia Optima and Cadenza. The Rio’s dash now angles toward the car owner and consists of a “floating” infotainment system that protrudes slightly. In Europe, a minimum of, Kia also will offer you the Rio with a “Red Pack” with red-coloured synthetic natural leather seats.
Kia also isn’t sharing details about the Rio’s powertrain but. Even though Europeans likely will be capable of pick amongst a small number of mills, U.S.-spec Rios probably will be limited to a single small four-cylinder engine that may add a couple of horsepower and miles per gallon; the present car has 138 horsepower and EPA ratings of 27 mpg in the city and 38 mpg on the highway. (We’d also look a turbocharged, performance-driven Rio equipped with Kia’s 1.6T engine, but there is no sign this kind of a model is in the works.) A manual transmission possibly will be standard, although an optionally available automatic most likely will be the more useful option.
European production begins at the end of the year, but Kia has however to declare any time framework for the sleep of the world. Given that the 2016 Rio introduced a handful of mid-cycle changes to Kia’s subcompact sedan and hatchback, we never anticipate seeing the all-new Rio in the Claims until a while in 2017, possibly as a 2018 model.