The New Kia Rio

Kia has lofty ambitions for its new supermini, on sale now in the UK. 

Kia has revealed full prices and specs for its all-new Rio – a new Ford Fiesta and Volkswagen Polo rival introduced at the 2016 Paris Motor Show.

The overall design isn’t a radical departure from the look of the outgoing Rio, but the new model has visibly smoother surfaces and sharper details. Kia’s trademark ‘tiger nose’ grille is thinner and shorter and flanked by a set of reshaped headlights, which also feature a new U-shaped LED lighting signature.

Kia Europe design chief Gregory Guillaume said: “It has reached a point where it can be a bit more mature in the impression it gives. The previous Rio was trying to grab your attention. Now the car is more self-confident in its proportions.”


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