The hot-selling Rio hatch receives a mid-cycle facelift.
The world premiere of the newly upgraded Kia Rio will take place at the 2014 Paris Motor Show on October 2.
The facelifted model will come with a host of improvements designed to keep it competitive in the global market.
The new 2016 Kia Rio will still contain all the features that owners have loved, with some changes thrown in to give it a more refined look inside and out.
Schreyer, President and Chief Design Officer of Kia Motors Corporation and Hyundai Motor Group, oversaw the design of the new Rio, which was put together in Korea.
The car contains the now signature Kia tiger nose grille, as well as a new front bumper design that features fog lights.
There are a trio of new alloy wheel designs in 15-, 16-, and 17-inch variants. A new bumper around back completes the exterior makeover.
The new Rio will feature a pair of new exterior colors: Urban Blue and Digital Yellow.
The cabin gets a bright new look courtesy of chrome trim around all 4 of the dashboard air vents. The interior also includes a newly designed center stack around the audio system.
A number of optional features have been added to the 2015 Rio, including DAB digital radio, as well as Kia’s newest navigation system that is displayed on a 7-inch screen, and which has faster processing speed and route calculation.
The European market will see the Rio offered with as many as 4 new engines, ranging in power delivery from 75 to 109 ps. The front-wheel drive Rio will come with the option of 5- or 6-speed manual and 4-speed automatic transmissions.
Each of the engines in the enhanced Rio range will be equipped with the Idle, Stop and Go technology, as well as an upgraded starter motor and advanced alternator control. Each vehicle will also be equipped with low-rolling resistance tires.
The Rio will be manufactured at the Sohari plant in Korea, with the 2015 model expected to arrive in showrooms in the spring of 2015. Stay tuned for more Kia news!