Kia Rio 2017 Review, Price

Kia Rio is well-known for its versatility, fuel economy and affordable price. Due to these qualities, the hatchback has been gaining popularity with every release of a new model. In the coming months, the fans of this car will have something to smile about when Kia releases the new model Kia Rio 2017. The South Korean automobile manufacturer is planning to reveal the new car at the Paris Motor Show. The next Rio will suit people with limited budget and who love sleek cars. There will be three trims to meet specific needs of consumers.

Kia Rio 2017 front view

Kia Rio 2017 – Exterior Possible Changes

The entire exterior will feature a better aerodynamic design which is expected to give the car a trendier appearance. The front fascia will be redesigned, and is expected to be more appealing than the predecessor. The grill section will be smaller, but a decent one. The headlights will be placed at the corners of the bonnet and will feature the LED technology. The bonnet will also carry the brand logo. The front bumper will feature fog lamps among other inclusions made to give the car a decent appearance. The chassis and suspension system remain unchanged.

The Kia Rio 2017 interior will be adorned by high-end tech, convenience, aesthetic and safety features. The cabin will be roomier than the outgoing model, which means that passengers will enjoy enough head and leg space. The seats and other parts of the interior will be made of top quality materials.

The new dashboard will be modified to resemble that of a modern car. It will be decorated with chrome features. There will also be 4 air vents on the dashboard. The infotainment system will feature essential consoles such as Bluetooth, touch screen, audio player, speakers, navigation system and climate control system. A variety of colors will be available in the cabin to make it aesthetically appealing.

The Kia Rio 2017 will also have an improved Eco Package featuring Start/Stop technology. Some top-notch sensors have been included to facilitate a worry-free ride and keep the passengers safe.

Kia Rio 2017 interior

Kia Rio 2017 – Engine and Competition

The new Kia Rio hatchback will use a 1.6-L 4Cyl engine, which is capable of generating 138 horsepower and 123 lb-ft of torque. The engine will be paired with a 6-speed manual transmission or 6-speed auto-manual transmission. The fuel consumption is expected to be 28 mpg city and 38 mpg highway. The fuel economy will be boosted by the light-weight of the car. Yes, the new Rio is speculated to be lighter than the outgoing model. An Active Eco Mode included in this new model will also contribute to good engine performance.

The new hatchback will face rivalry from Honda Fit, Ford Fiesta, Toyota Yaris and Hyundai Accent.

Kia Rio 2017 rear view

Kia Rio 2017 – When Will Hit the Showrooms

The price of the base Kia Rio 2017 will be around $14,400. Other versions of the same car, SX and EX, will retail as high as at $19,000. The release date of 2017 Rio will be in the third quarter of 2016. By the end of 2016, the car will be available in most vibrant auto-markets of Asia, US and Canada.