Kia Rio 2017: More Awesome Design than Previous Generation


Kia Rio 2017 is already introduced earlier this month. But the details of the latest Kia hatchback were still not fully open. Kia said that they will start selling this model in early 2017 and made his debut at the Paris Motor Show 2016 next week.

Kia Rio 2017 was fully developed in two separated labs, Berlin and California, this new Kia Rio is different than its predecessor which is more “rounded”. The new Kia Rio using grille “tiger nose” thinner but wider, covered in gloss black, flanked by new headlights with LED daytime running lights. Lower grille and large made to the new Kia Rio looks more aggressive. The rear has been made more upright. C-pillars thinner than Rio currently available. The rear lights now trapezium-shaped, LED light, something like Mazda2. The horizontal line along the side – including a strong shoulder line – emphasizes the impression of length.

The dimensions, the new body of Kia Rio 2017 is greater. It is stated that Kia Rio has a length of 15 mm (4065 mm), with a wheelbase stretched 10 mm (2.580 mm). This car also is wider 5 mm (1,725 mm) but lower (1,450 mm). Kia Rio cabin is more ergonomic; with horizontal stripes make it feel more spacious. Greater luggage space of about 37 liters, expand it to 325 liters total, although the rear overhang is shorter.

Sloped center console facing the driver. Infotainment systems are available including a 5.0-inch touchscreen, as well as a navigation system with 7.0-inch touch screen, as well as connectivity CarPlay Apple and Android Auto. Kia claims Rio is a B-segment car to feature a USB port on the front and rear.


Other optional awesome advance features will captivate you. You will get Automatic Cruise Control with speed limiter, push-button start, keyless entry, heated seats and steering wheel, automatic wipers and headlights, Rear Park Assist with rear-view camera. Engine options include a 1.0-liter T-GDI turbo three-cylinder gasoline which is also used in Kia Creed. This engine produces 98 hp and 172 Nm of torque. Another variant has an output of up to 118 hp. It also offered 1:25-liter engine with 82 hp / 122 Nm and 1.4-liter engine with 90 hp / 132 Nm and 1.4-liter turbo diesel with a choice of 69 hp or 88 hp. Combined with 5-speed manual transmission or 6-speed.

The safety system of Kia Rio 2017 is complete enough. Rio will be offered with the Advanced Driver assistance System (ADAS), including the Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) with pedestrian detection and Lane Departure Warning System (LDWS).