Kia released photos and details on the three-door version of the new generation Rio, a model earlier revealed at the Frankfurt Motor Show, which receives a price tag of just under £10K in the UK. To be more precise, the entry-level South Korean model starts from £9,995 OTR and comes with four different engine options.
For the beginning, a 1.2-liter Kappa engine offers 83 horsepower and 121 Nm of torque returning a combined fuel economy of 56,5mpg UK. A more powerful 1.4-liter Gamma unit with 107 horses and 137 Nm of torque is available as well but the fuel economy is affected by the extra power.
Kia announced a combined consumption of 51,4mpg UK for the second petrol unit. Two diesel engines are available as well starting with a 1.1-liter CRDi with 74hp and 170 Nm of torque and a 1.4-liter CRDi with 89hp and 220 Nm of torque.
These two units are able to provide a fuel economy of 78,5mpg UK respectively 70,6mpg UK, the CO2 emissions being kept under 105 g/km.
The UK-spec Kia Rio benefits from 16- and 17-inch alloy wheels, LED daytime running lights, air conditioning, cruise control, heated seats and more.