With the increasing popularity of Kia Motors worldwide, company planned to widen its distributor range. Following the process, in Indonesia, Kia Motors set up a distributor plant in the country on December 16, 1999. In order to improve the quality and services, almost all the worldwide launches of Kia reached the nation. Kia Rio is available for the local residents with a 1.2-litre Kappa petrol engine that gives maximum power output of 87 PS at 6000 rpm along with the peak torque of 12.2 kgm at 4000 rpm. This subcompact hatchback car is packed in 4-speed automatic transmission and 5-speed manual transmission to deliver decent acceleration and pick-up numbers, smooth gear shifts and improvised fuel economy results. Worldwide, it is available in two body types; sedan and hatchback, but in Indonesia it is only available in a four-door hatchback variant. Its exterior body profile is designed in widened tread and track measurement, side mirrors and cornered fitted headlamps integrated with LED lights, raised spoiler and uniquely designed sporty looking alloy wheels. Coming to the interiors, it is as captivating and alluring as the exteriors of the car. Cockpit is designed in ergonomically set equipments, storage cabins, reclining & adjustable seats with head restraints, six air conditioning vents placed in the front cabin and much more. Comfort and access is enhanced by the mounted steering audio control functions with Bluetooth connectivity hands-free function. You can play your favorite tunes via RDS Radio/CD, MP3 disc player, aux-in and USB jack. For your safety and convenience, Rio is employed with 6 airbag system, ABS (Anti-lock Braking System) and EBD (Emergency Brake force Distribution), Electronic Stability Control (ESC) which prevents the vehicle from skidding and losing track in emergency/fatal cases.
The Kia Rio running on a 1.2-litre Kappa petrol motor delivers a decent overall mileage of 20.0 km/l driving under standard conditions. There is not much difference in the fuel consumption, whether you are driving in city, urban or combined cycle.
When it come to power, the Kappa 1.2-litre engine gives a maximum power output of 87 PS at 6000 rpm along with the peak torque of 12.2 kgm at 4000 rpm. The power figures are not the best in the segment, but it offers enough thrust to maneuver your way within the city easily.
The Kia Rio has not been designed to give you goosebumps while driving. The focus has always been towards overall decent performance by not compromising on the fuel economy. As a result, the 1.2-litre engine churns out an average acceleration. Considering the overall structure of the car with body weight and other dynamics, it is expected to breach the 100 kmph speed mark from halt in about 13 seconds and the top speed remains as 168 km/h.
Startling layout designed in the stylish 'tiger-nose' honey-combed grille, the 4-door hatchback, Kia Rio has many exciting features added to its exterior profile. As standard body colored bumper, extreme corner placed headlamps, door handles and mirrors are kept in body color. The side mirrors and corner front headlights are provided with LED lights with combination lamps. Thus, the front fascia of the car depicts an authoritative design, which nonetheless remains appealing. Its first sketch made by the core designers had its stance low, wide front and rear in comparison to previous generation and longer wheelbase with short overhang providing it a different identity. This redefined body structure is made especially keeping in mind the youngsters to attract them towards this B-segment car. Coming to its side looks, the differently designed wheels give it little sporty-look. Its rear is again reduced in height and lower brake lights equipped with 'Rio' entitled in the middle. The Aero wiper blades remain in contact with the windscreen at high speed. Adding on another feature, Rio is embellished with the presence of slightly raised spoiler which also maintains aerodynamics at high speeds.
This 4-door hatchback portrays very intuitive design line and dimensions. The overall proportions of the car measures as 4045mm x 1720mm x 1455mm (L x W x H). The wheelbase for the car remains as 2570 mm.
Intelligent placing is proper usage of the space available in well-defined from, offering enough room for everything; whether it is about legroom, headroom, cockpit, equipments or storage cabins. Thankfully, Kia Rio stands out in its styling and design form. Well-defined cockpit of Rio increase the driver's control over dashboard and steering wheel, made in harmony with each other to interplay function and give an extra touch of class to its interiors. Even the centre fascia controls are also logically arranged at the finger tips so as to ease front cabin passengers adding on the comfort and convenience factor. A mini trip computer is given in the centre of the two supervision clusters that reveals the status about distance covered, fuel level, doors open/close status. In addition to it, you will get the sporty feel pressing the pedal pads made in stainless-steel finish raging to high speeds. Auto defog system will detect the mist on the windscreen and automatically wipe it off.
Sitting inside Kia Rio will give you a pleasurable experience, assuring a comfortable ride with adjustable head rests, reclining & sliding function of the front passenger seats. In addition, tilt steering wheel can also be adjusted to your comfort level and is mounted with direct control switches. Front electric windows with driver's auto up and down function raise the comfort level. In-total six air conditioning vents are located in the front cabin which sets an optimal temperature inside, including the rear cabin. You can also keep your drinks cool or at minimum required temperature via keeping them in a 1.5-litre glove box. Sliding console armrest can house few more handy things like books and gadgets and can be adjusted to your comfortable driving position. In short, the intelligent thinking behind its interiors results in an airy, comfortable and roomy cabin.
Kia Rio offers you moderate boot cabin space to carry belongings, luggage and other cargo to the desired destination. Looking for the exact figures, the volume of the boot space is of 288-litres.
Motor house of Kia Rio is equipped in the traditional family engine, Kappa 1.2-litre petrol, in-lined with four cylinder, CVVT (Continuously Variable Valve Timing) churns out maximum power output of 87 PS at 6000 rpm along with the peak torque of 12.2 kgm at 4000 rpm. Its low aluminum block casting, off-set crankshaft and low friction valve springs improves the overall efficiency of the engine and reduce CO2 emission. Furthermore, to meet maximum enjoyment factor and smooth gear changes, it comes packed in a 4-speed automatic transmission and 5-speed manual transmission.
Coming to the fun segment, Kia Rio is packed in RDS Radio/CD audio with MP3 disc player through which you can play your favorite tunes and entertain yourself on long journeys. In case, you need to connect any external music device, Bluetooth connectivity will help you out. Through this, you can make and receive phone calls on hands-free without putting hands-off the steering wheel. Further increasing the comfort level and access over audio functions, telescopically adjustable steering wheel is mounted with audio control switches. To cater every kind of personal music, Aux-in and USB ports are given for maximum connectivity.
Kia Rio comes fitted with distinctly designed wheels which enhance the sportiness and overall side look of the car. Standard wheel size is of 15-inch with the rim measurement of 185/65 R15.
For firm braking, this hatchback is equipped with conventional braking mechanism with front ventilated disc brakes and rear solid disc brakes. This braking mechanism, along with ABS (Anti-lock Braking System) and EBD (Electronic Brakeforce Distribution) ensures safety of your car in case of emergency braking, preventing the wheels from getting interlocked and going off-track. Also, front suspension with McPherson strut and rear suspension coupled with torsion beam absorbs maximum shock waves offering you smooth ride experience. The minimum turning radius is 5.2 meters which is decent enough to maneuver your car on congested roads without a sweat.
Kia Rio is employed with six airbag system offering passive safety to its occupants, allocated with two on its front, two curtain airbags and the rest two as side airbags. Beside this, the core strength of the body lies in its formation. Its exterior body is made using the high tensile steel that provides strength and rigidity to the vehicle. The Back Warning System will assist you by raising an alarm when any object appears close to the rear body. Electronic Stability Control (ESC) works to keep the vehicle stable and reduce the loss of traction by keeping track on your style of handling the steering wheel. Under control of this system, brakes are applied immediately in case of understeering / oversteering.