Few days back KIA vehicles were spotted testing near Hyderabad and today one more picture of an un-camouflaged blue Kia Rio is seen on the social media.
See this spectacular 4th generation of Rio that was premiered at Paris Motor Show last year. With an entirely revamped look and an efficient front end styling with a slimmer and wider grille, sandwiched between ‘bi-function’ lights, longer bonnet and front overhang. There are novel creases, a thinner C-pillar and a more shortened bottom.
With the use of an additional chassis length, KIA has re-vamped the rear torsion bar and an autonomous front suspension which presents the new Rio “greater driving appeal, with more supple and instantaneous handling, while improving ride comfort”.
Globally, the new Rio in addition acquires Kia’s Vehicle Stability Management (VSM) with Electronic Stability Control (ESC) as standard. Furthermore it also presents ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance Systems) counting Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) with pedestrian recognition that makes use of radar to undertake and lessen a collision as well as a Lane Departure Warning System (LDWS).
The Rio comes with a collection of engine choice counting a 1.0, 1.2, 1.4 and 1.6 liter petrol and 1.4 liter turbo diesel. Available transmission options are either a 5 & 6-speed manual or a 4 & 5-speed automatic dependent on the engine configuration and trims levels.
Precisely what engine and configuration will be obtainable in Pakistani versions is so far to be identified, On the other hand the 4th generation Rio with all its achievement in global markets stands as a sturdy possibility to generate serious troubles for Honda City and Toyota Corolla equally.
Nevertheless a lot is dependent upon the pricing and after sales support, exclusive of which the Rio might fall short of consumer prospect. The Rio was KIA’s finest selling model globally in 2015 with 473,000 units sold worldwide. We will have to hang around and witness if KIA’s most victorious car internationally will be just as popular in Pakistan, or not.
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