2018 Kia Rio Full Review

Sales of subcompact cars grow in Europe while the same time sedan dominates in the US. Kia has a solution for both markets with new Rio. Namely, hatchback version is prepared right now for Europe but sedan comes in the US for a few months. Announcement from New York Show will tell us closer about the fourth-generation of Rio. The 2018 Kia Rio gets a redesign, longer body and new equipment. All in all, Americans love sedans and we think that will they to enjoy in new Rio. Every customer should feel more comfortable because of the spacious cabin. If you compare Rio with Optima, you can notice some similarities with the fact that is much smaller from it.

2018 Kia Rio-front view

2018 Kia Rio Architecture

First of all, the global Hyundai/Kia KP2 architecture will be the basis for both versions. But, this time Kia will expand wheelbase for 0.4 inch and overall length for 0.6 inches. That’s not all, 2018 Kia Rio brings 90.5 cubes of passenger space and 13.7 cubic feet of trunk space. That is enough space to accommodate five adults like and luggage for them. We have to mention that new Rio will get 150 pounds more weight than previous. It is in a collision with the trend of all-new cars. The popularity of Rio force manufacturer to upgrade body and specification.

2018 Kia Rio Exterior

What about design? Like at rest of models, Peter Schreyer will be responsible for the new design. If you have seen new Optima then will you many things be clear. At the first glance, some details are predictable. That means the conservative look of the front and rear end with slight modification on the sides. For example, 2018 Kia Rio offers corporate front grille, stylish LED lights, 15-inch wheels and sculptured sides. In addition, the smooth sheet metal with the quality of finishing gives the impressive appearance.

2018 Kia Rio-interior

2018 Kia Rio Interior

You have the opportunity to see the interior in the photo. Unlike earlier, the interior of 2018 Kia Rio looks more modern with fine materials and equipment. Some of them are 7.0-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay/Android Auto integration, satellite radio and more. Finally, you can choose between some of next three trims: LX, S, and EX. Each of those gives its specific brand.

2018 Kia Rio Spec

Under the hood, engineers have installed 1.6-liter inline-four engine with 130 horsepower and 119 lb-ft of torque. Transmission is a very important during the selection of your future car. 2018 Kia Rio comes with six-speed automatic and manual transmission. Fuel consumption rates are not known at this moment. But we think it will be better than the current.

2018 Kia Rio-rear view

2018 Kia Rio Release Date

The release date will probably be somewhere in the last quarter of 2017. The price depends on trim selection. We can conclude that any new generation pushes the price up.

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