2015 Kia Rio

This subcompact car was originally introduced in 2000 and so far we have seen three generations of this model. Current generation of Kia Rio is introduced in Geneva in 2011. However, sales results are not good as company expected, so company decided to do some refreshments. Beside improved look, 2015 Kia Rio will also get many improvements in other segments, especially when it is about latest technology features.

2015 Kia Rio

2015 Kia Rio features

The 2015 Kia Rio will be full of newest features and will be one of the company’s main trumps. You probably won’t find some other car in this segment which is at least equipped as Rio for that many. For example, base LX model is equipped 4-speaker audio system, satellite radio, steering wheel mounted controls, air conditioning, keyless entry and many other. When you see the list of EX and SX trim level features you will definitely be amazed. There are touch screen, Bluetooth, cruise control, power moonroof, navigation system and heated front seats. The 2015 Rio is also equipped with LED lights, 17-inch alloy wheels, rear back-up camera and even a steering wheel mounted paddle shifter. It is also worth to mention that National Traffic Highway Administration (NHTSA) rated this with four stars, which is quite impressive for this type of the car.

2015 Kia Rio interior

2015 Kia Rio engine

Basic engine for 2015 Rio is 1.6 liter I4 engine which outputs 138 horses and 123 lb-ft of max torque. On the base LX variant it is paired with 6-speed manual gearbox, while automatic transmission is optional. On the other side, EX and SX models are equipped with automatic transmission as standard. Fuel economy is ranged about 37 mpg on highway and 27 mpg in the city. There are also some rumors that 2015 Kia Rio will be offered with some more powerful, turbocharged engine but for now, those are just speculations.

2015 Kia Rio

2015 Kia Rio release date and price

It is expected that 2015 Kia Rio will be available late this year. With price range from 14.000 to 19.000 dollars and full load of features, this car will definitely be the competitive one.

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