“The Rio 5-door is set to spark another revolution in the compact car segment and it is the key to the growth of Kia sales. It has a bold and distinctive personality, bringing the latest B-segment model smartly into line with the rest of Kia’s strikingly modern, design-led product range,” said Datuk Syed Abdull Hafiz Syed Abu Bakar, chief operating officer of Naza Kia Malaysia.
It has the ‘Tiger Nose’ twin tab radiator grille features a geometrical lattice pattern along with projection-type lenses and LED Daytime Running Light (DRL) for optimal visibility. It also offers a sun-roof.
The power is from the Kia’s Gamma 1.4 MPI DOHC Dual CVVT Engine which produces 109 PS and 137 Nm of torque, mated to a four-speed automatic transmission with a shift gate for manual-style gear shifting.
There is only be one variant in the colours Deep Blue, Signal Red, Clear White and Bright Silver.