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Brand New Kia Rio 1.25 1 5dr

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Featured specification

Standard specification

Driver Convenience

3.8" monochrome audio displayDigital clock
Electric power steeringEmergency stop signalling system
Gear selection indicatorOutside temperature display
TachometerTrip computer
Windscreen washer level indicator 

Engine/Drivetrain/Suspension

Intelligent Stop and Go 

Entertainment

4 speakersBluetooth connectivity including audio streaming
DAB Digital radioFront USB for media connection
Steering wheel mounted audio controls 

Exterior Features

Aeroblade-type front wipersAutomatic lighting control
Black grille with silver surroundBody colour bumpers
Body colour door handlesBody coloured door mirrors
Daytime running lightsElectrically adjustable and heated door mirrors
Front and rear electric windows with drivers's auto up/down functionHeadlamp levelling
Heated rear windowMulti reflector headlights
Rear fog lampRear wash/wipe
Speed variable front wipersTinted glass
Welcome home function 

Interior Features

12V power point front3 passenger assist grips
60/40 split/folding 2nd row of seatsAir conditioning
All round height adjustable headrestsDash illumination dimmer switch
Driver's seat height adjusterDriver/passenger sunvisors and illuminated vanity mirrors
Front and rear door map pockets with bottle holderFront passenger seatback pockets
ISOFIX top tethers and lower anchor pointsLoad area light
Luggage area parcel shelfLuggage hooks
Overhead console with sunglasses holderSilver interior door handles
Tilt/telescopic adjustable steering wheelWoven cloth upholstery

Passive Safety

3-point front seatbelts3x3 point rear seatbelts
ABS with Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist System (BAS)Automatic unlocking of doors in case of impact
Cornering brake control (CBC) and Straight line stability (SLS)Electronic stability control (ESC) and vehicle stability management (VSM)
Front seatbelt pretensioners + load limitersHeight adjustable front seatbelt anchors
Hill start assist control (HAC)Passenger airbag deactivate switch
Rear child proof door locksSeatbelt warning
Traction controlTwin curtain airbags
Twin front airbagsTwin front side airbags
Tyre pressure monitoring system 

Security

Anti theft alarmDeadlocking system
Engine immobiliserRemote central door and tailgate locking with fold-away key
Speed sensitive auto door lockingVisible vehicle identification number

Trim

Silver fascia trim 

Wheels

15" steel wheels with full wheel coversTyre mobility system
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Technical specification

Emissions - ICE

CO0.327HC0.038
NOx0.014Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 6
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb128 

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftDOHCCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC1248Compression Ratio10.5:1
Cylinder LayoutIN-LINECylinders4
Cylinders - Bore (mm)71Cylinders - Stroke (mm)78.8
Engine LayoutFRONT TRANSVERSEFuel DeliveryMULTI POINT FUEL INJECTION
Gears5 SPEEDNumber of Valves16
TransmissionMANUAL 

Fuel Consumption - ICE

WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb5.7WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High6.1
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High4.8WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low6.9
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium5.3WLTP - MPG - Comb49.6
WLTP - MPG - Extra High46.3WLTP - MPG - High58.9
WLTP - MPG - Low40.9WLTP - MPG - Medium53.3

General

Badge Engine CC1.25Badge Power83
Coin Series1Generation Mark4
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 074EManufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years12
Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years5Service Interval Frequency - Months12
Service Interval Mileage10000Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage100000
Standard manufacturers warranty - Years7Vehicle Homologation ClassM1

Performance

0 to 60 mph (secs)True0 to 62 mph (secs)12.7
Engine Power - BHP83Engine Power - KW62
Engine Power - RPM6000Engine Torque - LBS.FT90
Engine Torque - MKG12.4Engine Torque - NM122
Engine Torque - RPM4000Top Speed108

Test Cycles

Emissions Test CycleWLTPRDE Certification LevelRDE 2

Tyres

Tyre Size Front185/65 R15Tyre Size Rear185/65 R15
Tyre Size SpareTYRE REPAIR KITWheel Type15" STEEL

Vehicle Dimensions

Height1450Length4065
Wheelbase2580Width1725
Width (including mirrors)1993 

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)45Gross Vehicle Weight1570
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)1103Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)325
Max. Loading Weight427Max. Towing Weight - Braked910
Minimum Kerbweight1143No. of Seats5
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Independent review

Review courtesy of Car and Driving

Kia Rio

The Kia Rio is an inexpensive supermini that more than punches its weight. June Neary tries it.

Will It Suit Me?

My only previous acquaintance with the Kia Rio was many years ago and it's an experience I've tried to scrub from my mind. It wasn't particularly edifying. I remember a car with suspension that seemed to be made of Victoria sponge and upholstery that generated more static electricity than a Van der Graaf generator. Therefore you can understand that when I was informed that I would be running a Rio for a week, I was hardly jumping for joy. How wrong I was. When the latest fourth generation model arrived, I was very pleasantly surprised. It looked very modern, the interior styling was neat, it was well equipped and build quality immediately seemed better than the much more expensive Alfa Romeo I'd just been driving. Call me impressed.

Practicalities

The Rio competes against cars in the Fiesta and Corsa supermini class, so it needs to be very good to even feed at the scraps from this particular table. Fortunately it looks to have what it takes. At this point, I should confess that the Rio and I didn't get off to the most harmonious start. I reached over to put something in the boot and managed to get a carpet burn from the parcel shelf edge right across the bridge of my nose. Things had to get better after that. There's a decent amount of space in the front seat and the driver's seat and the steering wheel are multi-adjustable. The seats are firm and the rearward visibility isn't particularly good. Shorter drivers might find reversing round a corner a bit nerve-wracking. The boot isn't long but it's fairly deep and measures 325-litres in all. There's a nice soft-touch pressure pad that you use to open the tailgate and the doors all shut with a reassuring thunk. Rear seat space is more than adequate for a six-footer to sit behind a six-foot driver.

Behind the Wheel

The Rio that I tried was a 1.0-litre three-cylinder T-GDI petrol variant. Although it only generated 99bhp, that's plenty for city duties and Kia has worked hard at engine refinement at low engine revs, that part of the power band you'll be using in urban areas. The 0-62mph of 10.3s promised plenty of pep and the torque figure of 171Nm means there's even more zip than the sprint figure suggests. You have to work the gearbox to extract it though. The variant I tried is capable of 62.8mpg on the combined cycle and 102g/km of CO2. I think this 1.0 T-GDI unit is a much better bet than the two older-tech 'Kappa' family petrol engines in the range, the 83bhp 1.25-litre unit that budget buyers will choose and the 98bhp 1.4-litre variant that's the only Rio powerplant you can order with automatic transmission. If you want a diesel, there are two 1.4-litre CRDi options, with a choice between 76 and 89bhp outputs. On the move, the steering is crisp and accurate, the brakes powerful and body control is very good. The ride is fairly firm in a manner that's not unlike a Volkswagen Polo. The major controls are very well planned and I particularly liked the centre-dash 7-inch touchscreen supplied on my top-spec test model, complete with navigation and a full suite of 'Kia Connected Services'. These include wi-fi options and an opportunity to link in your smartphone via either 'Apple CarPlay' or 'Android Auto'.

Value For Money

Kia might be positioning the Rio affordably in the supermini sector (prioces sit in the £12,000 to £17,000 bracket) but it hasn't stinted on kit. Even the base '1'-spec model gets air conditioning, auto headlights, front foglamps, LED daytime running lights and Bluetooth with music streaming, as well as powered heated mirrors, front electric windows and a four-speaker audio system with USB and Aux-in ports. Almost certainly though, you'll be wanting to at least trade up to a Rio with the mid-spec '2'-trim level that'll be recognisable by its chrome-framed front grille and 15-inch alloy wheels. Other '2'-trim features include a much nicer cabin that includes smarter upholstery, a centre console armrest and storage box, an upgraded 3.5-inch instrument binnacle screen and a 5-inch colour centre dash infotainment monitor that also includes a rear view camera. At this level, you also get cruise control with a speed limiter, power-folding mirrors, rear parking sensors and rear electric windows.

Could I Live With One?

There aren't too many vehicles which are easier to live with than a Kia Rio, especially if you're the one footing the bill. True, it's not the most dynamic supermini in the sector to drive: but it is one of the better ones in the class to ride in, which is arguably more important. If Kia could complete the package with a more sophisticated engine range, then the opposition really would start to worry. As it is, the impressive 1.0-litre T-GDI petrol unit that I tried represents just a taste of what's to come.

Performance
40%
Handling
60%
Comfort
70%
Space
70%
Styling
80%
Build
70%
Value
100%
Equipment
80%
Economy
100%
Depreciation
80%
Insurance
90%

* Depending on the age of the vehicle, MPG and CO2 may be quoted using either NEDC or WLTP testing standards.  Find out more

Figures are provided for comparison purposes. Fuel consumption under real world driving conditions and the CO2 produced will depend upon a number of factors, including any accessories fitted after registration, variations in driving styles, weather conditions and vehicle load.

Personal contract purchase

Monthly payment£259
Deposit£275
Term (months)36
Fixed interest rate4.06%
Cash price£15,495
Credit amount£14,470
Guaranteed future value£7785.54
Total amount payable£18,134.54
Kia deposit£750
Contract mileage24,000
Excess mileage charge7.5p per mile
Representative APR7.9%
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