Kia Rio: The Best Sub-Compact Car

The dynamic and comfortable Kia Rio

Kia Rio manufactured by Kia Motors is sub compressed automobile, since August 2000 it is been marketed as well by Kia Motors. It is the third generation now of Kia Rio. The body styling includes five door and four door hatchback and sedan styles. It is also outfitted with gasoline as well as diesel engines.

Rio replaced Pride which was one version of Ford Festiva, Avella. Pride was from the first generation cars, second generation came in 2005 and 2006 in Europe as well as North America, both of them sharing platform with Hyundai Accent manufactured by Hyundai Motors.

Styling and design of Kia Rio

It has attractive styling with well designed and maintained interiors. It boosts a modern Powertrain as well. Kia Rio has a clean look with inside cabin featuring switchgears. Second generation New pride was marketed in South Korea. In 2010, Rio facilitated and incorporated “Tiger Nose”. In 2012, Rio was introduced by Kia.

For safety, there are twin airbags at front and also a side protection system. The security specification has ABS as well as electronic immovability control. Rio’s technicality includes all necessary info about engine, suspension, brakes and fuel consumption. The seats are super comfortable with a lot of convenience.

In 2013, Cee’d model was released by Kia in Europe. It is also the hot hatch of the company. There is news that Rio GT might go in production. It is predicted that in future Rio will receive GT treatment.

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Technical Characteristics of Kia Rio

Technical Characteristics of 2011 Kia Rio 1.4 CRDi produced by Kia (KR).

Body Type Hatchback 5 doors / 5 seats
Weight 1293 Kg
Length 4045 mm
Height 1455 mm
Wheelbase 2570 mm
Front Track n/a
Rear Track n/a
Ground Clearance n/a
Fuel Capacity 43 liters
Engine location front
Engine alignment transverse
Drive Wheels Front wheel drive
Steering rack & pinion PAS
Fuel Supply System common rail direct diesel injection
Max Power 89HP (66 kW) @ 4000 rpm
Max Torque 220Nm @ 1750 rpm
CO2 Emissions 105 g/Km
Engine Coolant water
Displacement 1396 cc
Bore 75 mm
Stroke 79 mm
Cam Design DOHC - Double Overhead Camshaft (per bank)
Cylinders 4 INLINE
Valves per cylinder 4
Total Valves 16
Compression Ratio 17:1
Aspiration Turbo D.
Front Brakes VeDi
Rear Brakes Di-S-ABS
Standard Wheels 6.0J x 16 / 6.0J x 16
Standard Tyres 195/55 R 16 / 195/55 R 16
Suspension Front I.MS.CS.ARB.
Suspension Rear n/a
Transmission 6 speed manual
Number of gears 6
Acceleration 0-100 Km/h 12.6 seconds
Acceleration 80-120 Km/h n/a
Top Speed n/a
City 4.5 l/100km
Road 3.9 l/100km
Mixt 4 l/100km