The 2016 Kia Rio color palette gains 2 new paint shades, the Digital Yellow & Urban Blue.
The refreshed Kia Rio sedan was officially unveiled at the Chicago Auto Show, and can now sit proudly alongside the 5-door version that was unveiled in Paris last year.
Both vehicles represent a big step forward for Kia in the subcompact category, and both maintain the design quality and fuel efficiency that the previous models have become known for.
They are both expected to be made available to the U.S. consumers in the first quarter of this year!
Updated look of the 2016 Kia Rio sedan
The biggest changes to the 2016 Kia Rio 4-door sedan are the new look to the front and rear fascias.
The changes made there we done in a way that adds more width and strength to the vehicle, while the revised grille falls in line with the likes of the Optima and Soul.
New surrounds have been added to the foglights that have been positioned inwards to deliver a more aggressive appearance. Subtle styling changes have also been made to the Kia Rio rear lights and bumper.
2016 Kia Rio color options
Two bold new exterior colors have been added to the 2016 Rio exterior color lineup. The Urban Blue and Digital Yellow hues will certainly add a real splash of color.
Enhancements made inside
Enhancements are continued in the cabin, where the use of high-density foam means improved NVH levels.
New technology and premium touch pints have also been added, and the EX trim level gets an available two-tone Designer Package.
Cool little touches such as a piano black center console, and satin-finish bezels around the air vents are also included.
The aforementioned Designer Package for the EX also comes with a number of design elements that add a sporty touch.
These include black cloth with gray leatherette trim with gray stitching, gray padded door panel inserts, unique gray stitching on steering wheel, center console armrest and shifter boot.
Trim levels changes
The sedan and the 5-door version of the 2016 Kia Rio come in three trim levels: LX, EX, and SX.
The base Rio LX model gets a ton of standard equipment that includes rear disc brakes, air conditioning, electric power steering, six-way manual adjustable driver’s seat, SiriusXM satellite radio, USB and auxiliary audio jacks, steering wheel mounted audio controls, Electronic Stability Control (ESC), Vehicle Stability Management (VSM), and Hill-start Assist Control (HAC).
The Power Package available in the LX adds keyless entry, as well as power windows and door locks.
When opting for the 6-speed automatic, you can also get Bluetooth wireless and Active eco system.
The mid-range 2016 Rio EX comes standard with steering-wheel mounted cruise control, power windows, remote keyless entry with trunk release, and a tilt/telescope steering column.
There are a pair of packages that can be added to the EX: Appearance and Designer, while opting for the Eco Package means getting access to the latest UVO eServices telematics system with built-in backup camera.
The top of the range 2016 Kia Rio SX sedan comes with a definite sporty appeal, and includes all the features found in the EX.
Extra standard features include 17-inch alloy wheels, backup camera display, 11-inch ventilated front disc brakes, an updated navigation system, pushbutton start, SiriusXM Traffic, leather seating, a power sunroof, and much more.
The main engine remains the 1.6-liter normally aspirated inline 4-cylinder that kicks out 138 hp and 123 lb-ft of torque.
The 6-speed manual transmission comes standard on the Rio 4-door sedan, while the 5-door goes the automatic route.