Kia has published the first photos of the updated Rio sedan for the Russian market. The car was designed by Oleg Son, vice president of design at Kia Design China, in collaboration with Kia’s regional headquarters in Russia.
The company noted that after restyling the car retained its main brand features, but at the same time it became “more athletic and collected.” He received more prominent bumpers, due to which its overall length increased by 20 mm compared to its predecessor. In addition, the car has got a modified corporate grille “smile of the tiger”, visually combined with a block of modernized headlights.
In addition, the updated Kia Rio can be distinguished from the current model by its shark fin antenna, which can be painted black or body color, as well as a rear diffuser, triangular tailpipes and headlights with matrix graphics.
The rest of the details about the updated Kia Rio sedan will become known closer to its premiere. The timing of the launch of the reystyling model in Russia has not yet been announced.
The current Kia Rio is available with 1.4 and 1.6 liter petrol engines developing 100 and 123 liters. from. respectively. The engine is combined with a manual transmission or a six-speed “automatic”. Prices for fixed configurations of the Kia Rio range from 804,900 rubles. up to 1 114 900 rubles.