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Brand New 67 Plate Kia Rio1.25 2 5dr

Available at Kia branches
From £12,995Save £890 on list price
£225 deposit
£225 per month

Standard specification

Driver Convenience

5" Colour screenCruise control + speed limiter
Digital clockElectric power steering
Gear selection indicatorLane departure warning system
Outside temperature displayRear parking sensor
Reversing cameraSupervision cluster
TachometerTrip computer
Windscreen washer level indicator 

Entertainment

6 speakersBluetooth connectivity including audio streaming
DAB Digital radioSteering wheel mounted audio controls
USB and auxiliary socket 

Exterior Features

Automatic lighting controlBlack grille with chrome surround
Body colour bumpersBody colour door handles
Body coloured door mirrorsCornering light
Dual projection headlightsElectric adjustable/heated/folding door mirrors
Electric front windows + drivers one touchFront fog lights
Headlamp levellingHeated rear window
LED daytime running lightsLED indicators in door mirrors
Rear electric windowsRear wash/wipe
Tinted glassVariable front intermittent wipers with mist function
Welcome home function 

Interior Features

2x 12V sockets3 passenger grab handles
3-point front seatbelts60/40 split/folding 2nd row of seats
Air conditioningCentre console storage box/armrest
Door pockets with bottle holderDriver's seat height adjuster
Driver/passenger front seatback pocketsDriver/passenger sunvisors and illuminated vanity mirrors
Height adjustable headrestsISOFIX top tethers and lower anchor points
Leather trimmed gearshiftLeather trimmed steering wheel
Load area lightOverhead console with sunglasses holder
Premium cloth upholsteryRear parcel shelf
Rheostat dimmer switchSilver interior door handles
Tilt/telescopic adjust steering wheel 

Safety

3x3 point rear seatbeltsABS/EBD
Auto city emergency brakingAutomatic unlocking of doors in case of impact
Cornering brake controlCurtain airbags
Driver and passenger airbagsESC + BAS + VSM + HAC
Front seatbelt pretensioners + load limitersFront side airbags
Height adjustable front seatbelt anchorsPassenger airbag deactivate switch
Rear child proof door locksSeatbelt warning
Tyre pressure monitoring system 

Security

Anti theft alarmDeadlocking system
Engine immobiliserFolding key
Locking wheel nutsRemote central door locking
Speed sensitive auto door locking 

Technical

Intelligent Stop and Go 

Trim

Silver fascia trim 

Wheels

15" alloy wheelsTyre mobility system
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Technical specification

Emissions

CO0.422CO2 (g/km)109
HC0.031Noise Level dB(A)71
NOx0.011Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 6

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftDOHCCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC1248Cylinder LayoutIN-LINE
Cylinders4Engine LayoutFRONT TRANSVERSE
Fuel DeliveryMULTI POINT FUEL INJECTIONGears5 SPEED
Number of Valves16TransmissionMANUAL

Fuel Consumption

EC Combined (mpg)58.8EC Directive 1999/100/EC AppliesTrue
EC Extra Urban (mpg)68.9EC Urban (mpg)47.1

General

Badge Engine CC1.25Badge Power83
Coin Series2Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 074E
Service Interval Frequency - Months12Service Interval Mileage10000
Vehicle Homologation ClassM1 

Performance

0 to 60 mph (secs)True0 to 62 mph (secs)12.5
Engine Power - BHP83Engine Power - KW62
Engine Power - RPM6000Engine Torque - LBS.FT89
Engine Torque - MKG12.3Engine Torque - NM121
Engine Torque - RPM4000Top Speed107

Tyres

Alloys?TrueTyre Size Front185/65 R15
Tyre Size Rear185/65 R15Tyre Size SpareTYRE REPAIR KIT
Wheel Type15" ALLOY 

Vehicle Dimensions

Height1455Length4065
Wheelbase2580Width1725
Width (including mirrors)1993 

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)45Gross Vehicle Weight1560
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)980Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)325
Max. Loading Weight450Max. Roof Load70
Max. Towing Weight - Braked910Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked450
Minimum Kerbweight1110No. of Seats5
Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb10.5
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 supermini has been rejuvenated in fourth generation form. Jonathan Crouch takes a look.

Ten Second Review

The MK4 model Kia Rio now looks an even better alternative to the Corsas and Fiestas of this world, with a more spacious cabin, impressive connectivity and a clever downsized turbo petrol engine option. Prices are keen and the seven-year warranty speaks for itself.

Background

For buyers, the supermini category has never been more important. Why? Because modern examples of the breed are now for the first time large enough to function as complete family cars. Take, for example, the model we're looking at here, Kia's fourth generation Rio. It's as big as a turn of the century Astra or Focus from the Family Hatchback segment, the next pricier class up. More importantly, it's the first really top class supermini the Korean brand has ever bought us. It's a progression that anyone familiar with Kia will have been expecting. The first two generations of Rio were quite embarrassing but the MK3 model of 2011 was pretty class-competitive. When the wraps came off this fourth generation version in the autumn of 2016 though, it was clear that it was going to be a bit more than that. Here's a car that targets nothing less than the top of the segment in terms of the things that really matter to supermini buyers - styling, running costs and everyday practicality. How close it gets is what we're here to find out.

Driving Experience

Kia is well aware that driving dynamics weren't a strong selling point of the previous third generation Rio, hence the efforts put in to making this MK4 model more agile and interesting to drive. The stiffer bodyshell should help here and it also allowed the development team to introduce a more compliant suspension system. This Rio benefits from a revised spring and damper set-up than the old model, improving the car's compliance and comfort at all speeds, while supposedly facilitating more enjoyable, engaging handling characteristics. A repositioned power steering gearbox should provide greater feel through the helm too. The previous generation Rio model didn't advance existing engine technology too much, so it's good to see that Kia has made a bit more effort on this front this time round. Key to the line-up is the down-sized three cylinder 1.0-litre T-GDI petrol unit we first saw on the facelifted MK2 model cee'd family hatch, offered here - as there - with either 99 or 118bhp power outputs, in both cases accompanied by 172Nm of torque. The lightweight nature of this T-GDI powerplant should benefit the Rio's front-end handling, with less mass and inertia for the car to work against under cornering. Less sophisticated are the 83bhp 1.25 and 98bhp 1.4-litre MPI petrol units, a comment also applicable to the 1.4-litre diesel engine, which produces 89bhp. All engines apply power to the front wheels. There's a five-speed manual transmission for the base 1.25-litre petrol unit and the 99bhp 1.0-litre T-GDI powerplant. Otherwise, your Rio will come with a six-speed manual 'box. There's a 4-speed auto option on the petrol 1.4.

Design and Build

This fourth generation Rio certainly looks more distinctive, the front end characterised by the latest evolution of Kia's 'tiger-nose' grille, now thinner in height and wider across the front of the car, with a gloss black grille cover. The grille is integrated with the newly-designed bi-function headlights, more sculpted for a sharper look, and featuring a new U-shaped LED daytime running light signature. In profile, the lengthened, more balanced stance is achieved with a long bonnet and longer front overhang, a 10mm longer wheelbase (up to 2,580mm), a thinner, more upright C-pillar, and a shorter rear overhang. Overall, the new car is 15mm longer than its predecessor, at 4,065mm in length, and 5mm lower (now 1,450mm tall). Inside, the restyled cabin feels more up-market, helped by gloss black trim that lines the central section of a dashboard now more angled towards the driver. At the centre of the fascia is a high-resolution touchscreen. Below, the driver-oriented centre console features fewer buttons, with more ergonomic, concave switches and rotator dials below to control the heating and ventilation. Thanks to 10mm of extra wheelbase, there's much more space to spread out inside - and more bootspace too, 325-litres of luggage room now on offer, about the same as you get in a Focus, despite the fact that this is a Fiesta-segment model.

Market and Model

Rio pricing hasn't changed too much, so as before, this car sits in the £12,000 to £18,000 bracket. That might sound a lot but most variants will be sold in the £14,000 to £16,000 bracket, which makes this one of the more affordable Fiesta-sized superminis out there. As before, the sales focus for the UK will be on the five-door bodystyle. The line-up here is mainly based around '1', '2' and '3' trim levels. There's also a top 'First Edition' option for buyerrs wanting the pokier 118bhp version of the 1.0 T-GDi petrol unit. As before, equipment levels are strong. More affordable models get a 'floating' 5.0-inch touchscreen audio system with six speakers. Buyers can also specify a 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment and navigation system, with Kia Connected Services powered by TomTom, as well as Android Auto and Apple CarPlay for full smartphone integration. This Rio will be the first car in the B-segment to be equipped with USB ports in both the front and rear of the cabin, enabling users to physically connect a mobile device to the infotainment system and recharge batteries on the move. As for safety, the Rio will be the first car in the B-segment to feature 'AEB' 'Autonomous Emergency Braking with pedestrian recognition' as standard. The Rio's AEB system uses a long-range radar detection system to detect potential collisions with other vehicles or pedestrians and helps bring the car to a halt. AEB is paired with a Lane Departure Warning System (LDWS), which alerts the driver if they stray out of their lane on the road without the use of indicators.

Cost of Ownership

The 1.0 T-GDI petrol engines should certainly prove to be very frugal. The 99bhp version manages 62.8mpg on the combined cycle and 102g/km of CO2, while the 118bhp version of this unit manages 60.1mpg and 107g/km. The 1.4 CRDi diesel manages 74.3mpg and 98g/km. All variants get an Idle Stop & Go (ISG) system that cuts the engine when you don't need it, stuck at the lights or waiting in traffic. As with all Kias, the Rio is covered by a seven-year, 100,000-mile warranty that's longer than any other car in the same class. Servicing should be affordable and the various pre-paid servicing packages you can buy will further help manage costs in this regard, with 'Care-3' or 'Care-3 Plus' packages offering retail customers fixed-cost, inflation-proof servicing for either three or five years. Should you sell the car in this period, the remaining scheduled maintenance allocation can be passed on to the next owner.

Summary

It's easy to see why Kia is one of the fastest growing car makers in the world, doubling its global sales over the last few years thanks to a range of models now seriously troubling the European market's established players. Here's another one that'll add to their concerns, smartly styled and class-leadingly spacious and efficient. As a result, it can now compete head-on with its mainstream rivals and betters many of them. This then, is a car that has come of age. No longer is it a supermini you'd recommend largely because of generous equipment or a modest asking price. True, it still isn't the sharpest handling car in its class and there are a few rivals with classier cabins. None though, are more practical or more refined and few have a nicer ride - another of the reasons why this could be considered a smart alternative to a larger Focus-class family hatchback. If you're thinking of buying in this segment, then you probably won't be considering this car as an option. But take it from us, you probably should be.

Performance
40%
Handling
60%
Comfort
70%
Space
70%
Styling
80%
Build
70%
Value
100%
Equipment
80%
Economy
100%
Depreciation
80%
Insurance
90%
* This vehicle is affected by the new 2017 road tax rules. Find out more

Personal contract purchase (PCP)

Monthly payment£225
Deposit£225
Term (months)47
Fixed interest rate3.77%
Cash price£12,995
Credit amount£12,770
Completion fee£1
Guaranteed future value£4691
Total amount payable£15,492
Contract mileage32,000
Excess mileage charge7.0p per mile
APRFixed 7.3% APR representative

The benefits of PCP

  • Low monthly payments
  • A new car every three or four years
  • Flexible mileage options available
  • Pay the guaranteed future value at the end of your contract if you want to buy the car
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Video walkaround Kia Rio 1.25 2 5dr

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