The Kia Rio was introduced worldwide in 1999. The first generation was made to replace the Kia Pride and the Ford Festiva. The second generation was widely supported in the United Kingdom and North America. An acclaimed global version was released in its third generation. It was fitted with an engine that releases the lowest carbon dioxide emission during that time but produces the highest miles per gallon. The 2011 to 2017 model received many awards such as Carsguide’s Car of the year for 2011.
On its fourth generation, the all-new Kia Rio Hatchback was conceptualized in the company’s California and Germany design centers. It is offered in two different models: the global model and a specific model for China and Russia. In the Philippines, the Kia Rio Hatchback is offered either with manual or automatic transmissions.
The Kia Rio Hatchback measures 4,050mm long, 1,720mm wide, and 1,455mm tall. It's a well-proportioned hatchback with pleasing features such as its signature stretched radiator grille, Bi-projection headlamps with daytime running LED lights, modern-looking aero blade wipers, and integrated turn lights.
Its body bears smooth and subtle lines. The back of the Kia Rio Hatchback features nice details such as a rear spoiler garnish with a stoplight, an efficient antenna, and a pair of modern taillights.
Five fully grown adults can be accommodated in the Kia Rio Hatchback’s spacious cabin fitted with comfortable amenities such as 60:40 split-folding rear seats, adjustable anchored seatbelts, bottle holders in the front and rear door, rear USB charging port, and center console armrest. The second-row seats can be folded fully, giving way to its maximum trunk capacity of 288 liters.
Drivers get to enjoy tilt-adjustable telescopic steering wheels with audio remote control, supervision cluster fitted with a 3.5 LCD screen, and auxiliary with USB connections.
This sporty vehicle weighs 1,580 kg and is supported by a set of 15 to 16 -inch alloy wheels.
Technology & Safety Features
The Kia Rio Hatchback is fitted with a good number of SRS airbags at the front and rear. It is also equipped with electronic brake distribution, ABS, immobilizer, security alarm, electronic door locks, and ISOFIX anchor for child seats.
Platform & Chassis
This front-wheel-drive vehicle was assembled using Advanced High Strength Steel (AHSS) that guarantees upgraded cabin protection and overall driving performance. All variants of the Kia Rio Hatchback are built with Macpherson Strut with stabilizers at the front and torsion beam axle at the rear. In terms of braking, ventilated discs are installed on the front while the rear uses drum brakes.
Engine & Drivetrain
The Kia Rio Hatchback runs using a Kappa 1.4-liter Multi-point Injection engine and is mated with either a 4-speed automatic transmission that produces 100 hp and a torque of 133 Nm or a 4-speed H-Matic transmission that delivers 107 hp and a torque of 137Nm.