Kia Rio has gained the widest popularity among European motorists - queues literally lined up in car dealerships for Korean cars. The high ground clearance of the Kia Rio made the car suitable for city conditions. The car is equipped with the same engines as Ceed: petrol and diesel with a volume of 1.6 or 2.0 liters. The most economical version among its brothers on the conveyor is a modification with a 1.4-liter power plant and manual transmission. On the combined cycle, such a car consumes only 5.9 liters, which is a serious savings considering current fuel prices.
Mechanics and automation
Both the American and European modifications are aggregated both with an automatic transmission and mechanics, and if necessary, you can order a start-stop system. The expressive and harmonious image, created by the design team of Peter Schreyer, immediately evokes sympathy for this car.
Kia Rio - a car with a "hot" name, according to the developers, will feel great on Russianroads with their not always hospitable, but rather harsh conditions. The creators claim that this car feels great in such an environment and is fully adapted to it. This is evidenced by the emphasis on the comfort of suspension settings and the huge energy intensity. In addition, the clearance of the Kia Rio is also pleasing.
Every centimeter counts
Thanks to the reinforced suspension, motorists will not need to visit the service often. The concern's engineers also took into account the quality of the road surface in Russia and the CIS and raised the ground clearance of the 2013 Kia Rio to 16 cm.
But you should understand that ground clearance varies depending on the load. With an empty car, it will correspond to the declared one. If the load is maximum, the clearance of the Kia Rio will be about 120 mm, which must be taken into account.
Standard equipment, according to experts, is ascetic, but already in it the car is equipped with heated rear-view mirrors with electric drive. There are airbags, daytime running lights, ABS, ESS emergency braking warning system, parking sensors, air conditioning, an on-board computer and other nice options.
The interior and exterior of the car will also please the owner: getting into the car, you feel that everything has been done with Korean scrupulousness - with high quality and accuracy. Even with inexpensive materials, the basic equipment with its modest equipment does not create a sense of austerity. The convenience and comfort of the driver during the ride was obviously the main criterion: ergonomicthe seats are adjustable according to the parameters of the owner. Of course, in Russia, a country of broken roads and high curbs, the significant ground clearance of the Kia Rio is also rightfully considered a winning indicator.
To Russia with love
Bright, spacious, brisk and modern car with excellent driving characteristics and a moderate price. The price of the base Kia Rio starts at 460,000 rubles. Modification with automatic transmission is more expensive by 200,000 rubles, which is also justified due to the efficiency of the car.
In the Russian modification of the Kia Rio, the technical characteristics (clearance, bodywork, trim) were specially thought out taking into account the harsh reality. The body and bottom are treated with a high-quality anti-corrosion coating, crankcase protection is provided. The cold start of the engine also has solid performance; a powerful heating system is provided, as well as a Clean Touch seat upholstery designed specifically for Russia, which repels dirt.