Kia’s 4th-generation Rio steps up to the mark
Kia unveiled its all-new Rio 5-door at the 2011 Australian International Motor Show.
No longer the cheap alternative, the new model looks certain to be a legitimate rival for quality cars when it is launched in Australia in September.
The new Rio is expected to increase in price, however the new model is bigger than its predecessor and fitted with additional features and equipment. Its safety credentials boast a 5 star NCAP independent crash testing and will be equipped with six airbags. Stability control will be standard, and all Rios will come fitted with disc brakes all-round rather than the disc-drum combination used by many city cars. It has been said that bluetooth swill come standard, as will a stereo with auxiliary input, iPod and USB connections, as well as cruise control. And there are 10 colours to choose from.
Kia Motors Australia CEO, MK Kim said: “The Kia Rio has always been successful, and with this new incarnation we have a car which is extremely attractive with a fresh feeling of sportiness – a car that people will want to buy for its looks, as well as its environmental credentials”.
Predicted to cost around the mid $15,000’s, it will seem you get a lot of bang for your buck.
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