The new Kia Rio is available to order now as a three door for the first time. It is offered with a choice of four engines, two petrol and two diesels. EcoDynamics technologies, such as Intelligent Stop & Go is a standard feature with all new Rio diesels, including the 1.4-litre models. Economy and emissions figures are 70.6mpg combined and just 105 g/km of CO2. All petrol manual versions of the new Rio comfortably exceed 50mpg, with CO2 emissions below the EU’s 2012 corporate average target of 130g/km. Even the 1.4-litre automatic version of the Rio is capable of returning 44.1mpg.
Standard features include daytime running lights, body-coloured bumpers, door handles and door mirrors, speed-variable front wipers, headlamp levelling, front electric windows, 15-inch steel wheels, a height-adjustable driver’s seat, two-way steering column adjustment on the petrol model (height-adjustable only on the entry level diesel), a tachometer and trip computer, split folding rear seats, a boot light, a 12-volt power socket and an MP3-compatible RDS radio and CD player with USB and AUX ports. Bluetooth is also standard on the petrol entry model, and on all versions with other trim grades. Prices for the new Kia Rio start from £9995.