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KIA RIO HATCHBACK

1.0 T GDi 2 5dr

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Key Features

Transmission Type
Transmission TypeManual
Fuel Type
Fuel TypePetrol
Emissions
Emissions120.00g/km
Top Speed
Top Speed115mph

Driver Convenience

  • 8" touch screen
  • Apple car play/Android Auto
  • Cruise control + speed limiter
  • Digital clock
  • Electric power steering
  • Emergency stop signalling system
  • Gear selection indicator
  • Manual speed limit assist (MLSA)
  • Outside temperature display
  • Rear parking sensor
  • Reversing camera system with dynamic guidelines (Integrated into centre fascia screen)
  • Tachometer
  • Trip computer
  • Voice control system
  • Windscreen washer level indicator

Entertainment

  • 6 speakers
  • Bluetooth connectivity including audio streaming
  • DAB Digital radio
  • Front USB for media connection
  • Rear USB port
  • Steering wheel mounted audio controls

Exterior Features

  • Aeroblade-type front wipers
  • Automatic lighting control
  • Bi-function projection headlights
  • Black grille with chrome surround
  • Body colour bumpers
  • Body colour door handles
  • Body coloured door mirrors
  • Cornering light
  • Electric adjustable/heated/folding door mirrors
  • Front and rear electric windows with drivers's auto up/down function
  • Headlamp levelling
  • Heated rear window
  • LED daytime running lights
  • LED indicators in door mirrors
  • Projection front fog lights
  • Rear electric windows
  • Rear fog lamp
  • Rear wash/wipe
  • Speed variable front wipers
  • Tinted glass
  • Welcome home function

Interior Features

  • 12V power point front
  • 3 passenger assist grips
  • 60/40 split/folding 2nd row of seats
  • Air conditioning
  • All round height adjustable headrests
  • Centre Console with Storage Box and Sliding Armrest
  • Dash illumination dimmer switch
  • Driver's seat height adjuster
  • Driver/passenger sunvisors and illuminated vanity mirrors
  • Front and rear door map pockets with bottle holder
  • Front passenger seatback pockets
  • ISOFIX top tethers and lower anchor points
  • Leather trimmed gearshift
  • Leather trimmed steering wheel
  • Load area light
  • Luggage area parcel shelf
  • Luggage hooks
  • Overhead console with sunglasses holder
  • Premium cloth upholstery
  • Silver interior door handles
  • Tilt/telescopic adjust steering wheel

Packs

  • Advanced driving assistance pack - Rio

Safety

  • 3-point front seatbelts
  • 3x3 point rear seatbelts
  • ABS with Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist System (BAS)
  • Automatic unlocking of doors in case of impact
  • Cornering brake control (CBC) and Straight line stability (SLS)
  • Electronic stability control (ESC) and vehicle stability management (VSM)
  • Front seatbelt pretensioners + load limiters
  • Height adjustable front seatbelt anchors
  • Hill start assist control (HAC)
  • Passenger airbag deactivate switch
  • Rear child proof door locks
  • Seatbelt warning
  • Traction control
  • Twin Curtain Airbags
  • Twin front airbags
  • Twin front side airbags
  • Tyre pressure monitoring system

Security

  • Anti theft alarm
  • Deadlocking system
  • Engine immobiliser
  • Locking wheel nuts
  • Remote central door and tailgate locking with fold-away key
  • Speed sensitive auto door locking
  • Visible vehicle identification number

Technical

  • Intelligent Stop and Go

Trim

  • Silver fascia trim

Wheels

  • 15" alloy wheels
  • Tyre mobility system

Exterior Features

Paintwork

Trim

Emissions - ICE

  • CO
    0.11
  • HC
    0.018
  • HC+NOx
    Not Available
  • NOx
    0.03
  • Particles
    0.0001
  • Standard Euro Emissions
    EURO 6
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb
    120

Engine and Drive Train

  • Camshaft
    DOHC
  • Catalytic Convertor
    Yes
  • CC
    998
  • Compression Ratio
    10.0:1
  • Cylinder Layout
    IN-LINE
  • Cylinders
    3
  • Cylinders - Bore (mm)
    71
  • Cylinders - Stroke (mm)
    84
  • Engine Layout
    FRONT TRANSVERSE
  • Fuel Delivery
    TURBO INJECTION
  • Gears
    6 SPEED
  • Number of Valves
    12
  • Transmission
    MANUAL

Fuel Consumption - ICE

  • EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies
    No
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb
    5.4
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High
    5.8
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High
    4.6
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low
    6.4
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium
    5.1
  • WLTP - MPG - Comb
    52.3
  • WLTP - MPG - Extra High
    48.7
  • WLTP - MPG - High
    61.4
  • WLTP - MPG - Low
    44.1
  • WLTP - MPG - Medium
    55.4

General

  • Alternative Fuel Qualifying
    No
  • Badge Engine CC
    1.0
  • Badge Power
    99
  • Based On ID
    Not Available
  • Coin Description
    T GDi
  • Coin Series
    2
  • Generation Mark
    4
  • Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 07
    7E
  • Manufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years
    12
  • Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years
    5
  • NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %
    Not Available
  • NCAP Child Occupant Protection %
    Not Available
  • NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 09
    Not Available
  • NCAP Pedestrian Protection %
    Not Available
  • NCAP Safety Assist %
    Not Available
  • Did at least one aspect of this vehicle's safety give cause for concern?
    No
  • Service Interval Frequency - Months
    12
  • Service Interval Mileage
    10000
  • Special Edition
    No
  • Special Order
    No
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage
    100000
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Years
    7
  • Vehicle Homologation Class
    M1

Performance

  • 0 to 60 mph (secs)
    10
  • Engine Power - BHP
    99
  • Engine Power - KW
    74
  • Engine Power - RPM
    4500
  • Engine Torque - LBS.FT
    127
  • Engine Torque - MKG
    17.5
  • Engine Torque - NM
    172
  • Engine Torque - RPM
    1500
  • Top Speed
    115

Test Cycles

  • Emissions Test Cycle
    WLTP
  • RDE Certification Level
    RDE 2

Tyres

  • Alloys?
    Yes
  • Space Saver?
    No
  • Tyre Size Front
    185/65 R15
  • Tyre Size Rear
    185/65 R15
  • Tyre Size Spare
    TYRE REPAIR KIT
  • Wheel Style
    Not Available
  • Wheel Type
    15" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

  • Height
    1450
  • Height (including roof rails)
    Not Available
  • Length
    4065
  • Wheelbase
    2580
  • Width
    1725
  • Width (including mirrors)
    1993

Weight and Capacities

  • Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)
    45
  • Gross Vehicle Weight
    1620
  • Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)
    1103
  • Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)
    325
  • Max. Loading Weight
    422
  • Max. Towing Weight - Braked
    900
  • Minimum Kerbweight
    1198
  • No. of Seats
    5

The Kia Rio is an inexpensive supermini that more than punches its weight. June Neary tries it.

Will It Suit Me?

My only previous acquaintance with the Kia Rio was many years ago and it's an experience I've tried to scrub from my mind. It wasn't particularly edifying. I remember a car with suspension that seemed to be made of Victoria sponge and upholstery that generated more static electricity than a Van der Graaf generator. Therefore you can understand that when I was informed that I would be running a Rio for a week, I was hardly jumping for joy. How wrong I was. When the latest fourth generation model arrived, I was very pleasantly surprised. It looked very modern, the interior styling was neat, it was well equipped and build quality immediately seemed better than the much more expensive Alfa Romeo I'd just been driving. Call me impressed.

Practicalities

The Rio competes against cars in the Fiesta and Corsa supermini class, so it needs to be very good to even feed at the scraps from this particular table. Fortunately it looks to have what it takes. At this point, I should confess that the Rio and I didn't get off to the most harmonious start. I reached over to put something in the boot and managed to get a carpet burn from the parcel shelf edge right across the bridge of my nose. Things had to get better after that. There's a decent amount of space in the front seat and the driver's seat and the steering wheel are multi-adjustable. The seats are firm and the rearward visibility isn't particularly good. Shorter drivers might find reversing round a corner a bit nerve-wracking. The boot isn't long but it's fairly deep and measures 325-litres in all. There's a nice soft-touch pressure pad that you use to open the tailgate and the doors all shut with a reassuring thunk. Rear seat space is more than adequate for a six-footer to sit behind a six-foot driver.

Behind the Wheel

The Rio that I tried was a 1.0-litre three-cylinder T-GDI petrol variant. Although it only generated 99bhp, that's plenty for city duties and Kia has worked hard at engine refinement at low engine revs, that part of the power band you'll be using in urban areas. The 0-62mph of 10.3s promised plenty of pep and the torque figure of 171Nm means there's even more zip than the sprint figure suggests. You have to work the gearbox to extract it though. The variant I tried is capable of 62.8mpg on the combined cycle and 102g/km of CO2. I think this 1.0 T-GDI unit is a much better bet than the two older-tech 'Kappa' family petrol engines in the range, the 83bhp 1.25-litre unit that budget buyers will choose and the 98bhp 1.4-litre variant that's the only Rio powerplant you can order with automatic transmission. If you want a diesel, there are two 1.4-litre CRDi options, with a choice between 76 and 89bhp outputs. On the move, the steering is crisp and accurate, the brakes powerful and body control is very good. The ride is fairly firm in a manner that's not unlike a Volkswagen Polo. The major controls are very well planned and I particularly liked the centre-dash 7-inch touchscreen supplied on my top-spec test model, complete with navigation and a full suite of 'Kia Connected Services'. These include wi-fi options and an opportunity to link in your smartphone via either 'Apple CarPlay' or 'Android Auto'.

Value For Money

Kia might be positioning the Rio affordably in the supermini sector (prioces sit in the £12,000 to £17,000 bracket) but it hasn't stinted on kit. Even the base '1'-spec model gets air conditioning, auto headlights, front foglamps, LED daytime running lights and Bluetooth with music streaming, as well as powered heated mirrors, front electric windows and a four-speaker audio system with USB and Aux-in ports. Almost certainly though, you'll be wanting to at least trade up to a Rio with the mid-spec '2'-trim level that'll be recognisable by its chrome-framed front grille and 15-inch alloy wheels. Other '2'-trim features include a much nicer cabin that includes smarter upholstery, a centre console armrest and storage box, an upgraded 3.5-inch instrument binnacle screen and a 5-inch colour centre dash infotainment monitor that also includes a rear view camera. At this level, you also get cruise control with a speed limiter, power-folding mirrors, rear parking sensors and rear electric windows.

Could I Live With One?

There aren't too many vehicles which are easier to live with than a Kia Rio, especially if you're the one footing the bill. True, it's not the most dynamic supermini in the sector to drive: but it is one of the better ones in the class to ride in, which is arguably more important. If Kia could complete the package with a more sophisticated engine range, then the opposition really would start to worry. As it is, the impressive 1.0-litre T-GDI petrol unit that I tried represents just a taste of what's to come.

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