Kia Rio 2017-2018 – restyling of the popular sedan


Updated sedan Kia Rio will be officially presented in November 2016 to the visitors in the city of Guangzhou in China.

Appearance of the car has become more restrained than in the previous version. It got updated more compact grille and a modified shape of the front headlamps with LED optics. The front bumper is equipped with a massive air intake and compact fog lamps.

The rear lights also have an updated shape and original LED garland, which is standard for all trims of sedan. The car has slightly changed the silhouette of the body, which was larger than the previous generation, and received the improved aerodynamic performance.

The passenger compartment has several color versions of the design and a variety of finishing materials. The instrument panel is equipped with a wide display of the onboard computer and informative analogue devices. The head unit has a large touchscreen display, which is placed slightly lower than in the hatchback and fits perfectly into the central console.

Cabin of the car became more spacious and more comfortable due to the increasing the size of its body. It easily accommodates the driver and four adult passengers. For the passengers of the second row, there is not only more space, but are also added climate system ducts located between the front seats backrests.


The new Kia Rio is longer, and also received wheelbase increased by 30 mm, which amounted to 2600 mm. By increasing the length of the body, the sedan has a more spacious interior and roomy luggage compartment, which can be further increased by folding the backrests of the second row of seats.

Various packages of updated sedan differ according to the powertrain installed, interior color scheme, and the presence of those or other options. The car is equipped with a multimedia device with a host of features and a multi-function on the steering wheel, as well as various systems for active and passive safety.

In the top package vehicle is equipped with an engine with capacity of 123 hp, 6-speed automatic transmission, leather upholstery seats, body-colored door mirrors with turn indicators, climate control, and other options.

The updated sedan will be available to customers with the following petrol powertrains:

  1. 1,4 l – 107 hp;
  2. 1,6 l – 123

Each one has 4 cylinders and is equipped with 6-speed manual or automatic transmission.

Unfortunately, sedan Kia Rio will not be equipped with a turbocharged three-cylinder engine, which is available for the same name hatchback.

The car is built on the same platform as its previous generation. It has an independent front suspension with McPherson struts and rear semi-independent torsion beam.

Sedan is equipped with front and rear disc brakes and power steering.

In order to provide safety and comfort control, the presence of a variety of electronic systems and assistants for the driver is provided.


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