New Kia Rio: Prices and specs

  • Kia Rio from £10,595
  • 88.3mpg 1.1 diesel version
  • Five-door on sale next week, three-door on sale next year
Kia Rio
Kia Rio
Kia's new Rio, will cost from £10,595 when it goes on sale next week.

The rival for the Volkswagen Polo comes with the choice of two petrol engines, two diesel engines and includes a 1.1 diesel EcoDynamics model that averages an impressive 88.3mpg.

There are four trim levels – 1, 1 Air, 2 and 3. Entry-level models come with electric front windows, 15-inch steel wheels, split-folding rear seats and a CD player with USB port. Only the entry-level diesel version misses out on Bluetooth. 1 Air adds air-conditioning for an £800 premium.

Mid-spec 2 comes with 16-inch alloy wheels, front foglights, electrically adjustable door mirrors, four electric windows and a leather-trimmed steering wheel and gear knob.

Top-spec 3 gets 17-inch alloys, low-profile tyres, privacy glass, LED daytime running lights, climate control, automatic wipers and headlights, cruise control and heated front seats.

The petrol line-up consists of an 83bhp 1.25-litre engine and a 107bhp 1.4. With the 1.25-litre the Rio emits 114g/km of CO2 and averages 56.5mpg.

With the 1.4, the figures are 119g/km of CO2 and 51.4mpg.

The diesel options are a 1.1 CRDi and a 1.4 CRDi. Emissions and average fuel economy for 1.1 version vary depending on the trim level (see table below), while 1.4 CRDi versions emit 105g/km of CO2 and average 70.6mpg.

All versions come with Kia's seven-year warranty and customers can choose from two low-cost servicing packs. A three-year package costs £259, while a five-year one costs £499.

A three-door Rio will go on sale early next year, and just like the three-door Picanto, it will look sportier than the five-door.

Kia Rio: data and prices


Version
1.25 1
1.25 1 Air
1.25 2
1.4 2
1.4 2 Auto
1.4 3
1.1 CRDi 1 Ecodynamics
1.1 CRDi 1 Air Ecodynamics
1.1 CRDi 2 Air Ecodynamics
1.4 CRDi 2 Air Ecodynamics
1.4 CRDi 3 Air Ecodynamics
Co2 (g/km)
114
114
119
128
150
128
85
94
99
105
105
MPG
56.5
56.5
55.4
51.4
44.1
51.4
88.3
78.5
74.3
70.6
70.6
Price
£10,595
£11,395
£12,495
£13,095
£14,095
£13,795
£11,895
£12,695
£13,795
£14,195
£14,895

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