Beautified 2016 Kia Rio set for Paris Motor Show unveil

Posted on Sep 29, 2014 by

Set to feature alongside the third generation Sorento at the , is an enhanced version of ’s best selling nameplate in 2013 – the . With a total of 471,000 sales in 2013 alone, the enhanced Kia Rio is determined to roll off showroom floors even quicker this year.

2016 Kia Rio front

Under the direction of Peter Schreyer, the Rio design team in Korea has updated the Rio’s ‘tiger-nose grille’ and given the car a newly-designed front bumper and fog lights. Three new alloy wheel designs (available in 15, 16, and 17 inches) refresh the Rio’s profile and a new rear bumper completes the exterior makeover. In addition, two new paint finishes (Urban Blue and Digital Yellow) will be added to the colour line-up.

2016 Kia Rio interior

The Rio’s cabin is adorned with the addition of chrome accents around the four dashboard air-vents, and the fitting of a newly-designed centre-stack around the audio system. Range-topping EX models have a new cloth trim as standard, while Kia is introducing the option of grey faux leather upholstery on the top-of-the-line variant.

2016 Kia Rio rear

Every engine in the enhanced Rio range is available with Kia’s optional second-generation fuel-stretching Start/Stop (ISG) technology (automatic start-stop, advanced alternator control and an upgraded starter motor, as well as the fitment of low-rolling resistance tyres). It’s more than just an aesthetic upgrade, you see?

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