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'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
1.25 1 Air
1.4 2 Auto
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 EcodynamicsCo2 (g/km)