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Kia Rio in a new version available from August

Rio's facelift equipment list includes not only LED headlights integrated with daytime running lights, but also a host of assistance systems known from higher-end cars. These include, among other things, Lane Keeping Assist, Auto Brake with Vehicle and Pedestrian Detection, Blind Spot Assist, Hill Start Assist, Automatic Low/High Beam and vice versa, and Driver Fatigue Control.

Kia Rio in a new version available from August

In addition, cars can be equipped with an automatic braking system with a cyclist detection function, a collision avoidance system with a car in the blind spot, front parking sensors, a traffic sign recognition system, and a car maintenance assistance system in the middle. lanes, active cruise control and automatic anti-collision braking system when reversing. The biggest new feature of the post-facelift Rio, hidden under the hood, is Kia's first hybrid system with a 48-volt gasoline-powered setup mated to a manual transmission equipped with an electrically controlled clutch ("clutch-by-wire").

KIA Rio - four configurations

The Rio facelift offer includes 3 standard equipment versions - M, L and GT Line - and a limited Business Line version. The latter is based on the Rio L version, the price of which is from 60,990 USD. (4 c.u. = 1 USD) and is additionally equipped with elements with a total cost of 8,500 c.u. (4 c.u. = 1 USD). The promotional price of the Business Line package is 5000 USD. (4 c.u. = 1 USD). Kia Rio with this package includes such equipment as LED headlights and taillights, heated steering wheel and front seats, 16-inch alloy wheels, keyless entry and start, tinted rear windows and passenger seat height adjustment.

Kia Rio in a new version available from August

In keeping with Kia's customer expectations, the main engine of the Rio remains a naturally aspirated 1.2-liter four-cylinder engine, which has undergone significant modifications as part of the popular model's facelift. The price of the M version with this engine is $51,490. (4 c.u. = 1 USD), which is 2,500 c.u. (4 c.u. = 1 USD) higher than the price of the pre-facelift model. You have to pay extra 9500 c.u. (4 c.u. = 1 USD) for version L, 21000 c.u. (4 c.u. = 1 USD) for the top — GT Line.

For a surcharge of 4000 c.u. (4 CU = 1 USD) Requires upgrade to Rio with 1.0 T-GDi 100 hp engine. from the new Smartstream family, which provides much better performance than the base unit. This engine features advanced variable valve timing (CVVD) and is mated to a six-speed manual or seven-speed dual-clutch transmission. The surcharge for an automatic transmission with two clutches is 6000 c.u. (4 c.u. = 1 USD).

Kia Rio in a new version available from August

Drives

At the top of the engine range for the New Rio is the 48V mild-hybrid unit, which consists of a turbocharged 1.0-TGDi powertrain, a 10kW electric motor and a 10Ah lithium-ion battery pack. The maximum output of the EcoDynamics+ powertrain is 120 hp and the maximum torque is 200 Nm (with dual clutch transmission). Rio with a mild hybrid drive system and a manual transmission equipped with an electrically controlled clutch ("cable clutch") starts at $59,990. (4 c.u. = 1 USD).

At the end of the third quarter, Rio will also be offered with an LPG installation.

Kia Rio in a new version available from August

The updated Rio will go on sale in Russia in August.

The updated Kia Rio will debut in Russia next month and will be offered as standard with a 7-year manufacturer's warranty or 150,000 kilometers.

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Kia Rio в новой версии, доступной с августаEnglish
Kia Rio in a new version available from August