Sunday, March 22, 2015


In 2014, the Rio saw a drop of more than 11 percent in deals, so the Korean automaker needs to draw off a bit enchantment to avert falling much further. It has no trust of getting any semblance of the Fiesta, Sonic or Versa, yet it needs to in any event keep up its position. Does this revive have what it takes to stop the finger cuts?For the 2016 model year, Kia put in new front and back belts that give the small vehicle a lower, more extensive and sportier look. In advance, Kia introduced its more slender "Tiger Nose" grille, pushing the headlights internal a touch, and including round haze lights with updated encompasses. The lower valance is additionally changed for 2016, as it is bigger and straighter than on the 2015 model, further upgrading the lower-and-more extensive search Kia was trying for. 

The posterior of the 2016 Rio got a much lighter invigorate, as Kia just put in new reflectors that are presently closer to the outside of the guard to help spread the augmented look to the back. 

The rest of the progressions on the Rio revolve around the shading palette, The rear reflectors have been redesigned and repositioned to the far corners of the car, and the Rio’s color palette has been enhanced with two new colors:Digital Yellow and Urban blueish.These changes should help the Rio a little bit in sales, and given the massive slide it had last year, it can certainly use the boost.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Kia spread the changes to the inside too in 2016, one of which was the installation of more high-density foam in the A- and B-pillars to help reduce NVH. I test-drove a Rio during my search for a new car – I settled on the Forte 5 only due to its size – and I found the 2014 Rio pretty darn quiet, so I can only imagine that this change will make it even better.

Moving on, Kia also installed premium touch materials to help give the cabin a slightly higher-grade feel than before. The model-wide changes to the cabin also include new satin-finish bezels around the air vents, and a piano-black center console.

On EX models there is also a new Designer Package available that gives the cabin a two-tone color scheme, with black cloth seats with leatherette trim and grey stitching.

As standard on the LX  trim, the Rio comes with air conditioning, electric power steering, a six-way manual driver’s seat, SiriusXM capabilities, a USB port, steering wheel-mounted audio controls, hill-start assist, and more. The midrange EX adds power windows, cruise with steering wheel-mounted controls, keyless entry, and a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel. The SX receives steering column-mounted paddle shifters, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, backup camera, the Supervision meter, an upgraded-for-2016 navigation system, push-button start, leather seating, and a standard power moonroof.Under its hood, the 2016 Kia Rio continues with the same 1.6-liter four-chamber motor it had in 2015. This spritely minimal four-pot puts down 138 pull at 6,300 rpm and 123 pound-feet of torque at 4,850. The motor connects to a six-pace manual transmission as standard that then exchanges the ability to the front wheels. Kia doesn't specify the six-velocity programmed similar to an alternative in the car, however I am really sure it is. 

The mileage numbers are not official yet, yet given the drivetrain is the same, I anticipate that the 2016 Rio will hold the 2015 model's numbers. That would put it at 27 mpg city, 37 mpg interstate, and 31 mpg joined.regardless of which transmission it has.The 2016 Rio isn’t due out until later in the first quarter of 2015, so pricing is still unknown. Given this update includes higher-grade materials, expect a mild price hike. All new 2015 kia Rio based at $13,990, while its EX trim checked in at $16,990, and the SX trim started at $18,090. I expect hikes of around $500 across the board.

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