Led by Kia’s design centres in Germany and California, the Korean automaker reveals the all-new Rio ahead of the Paris Motor Show taking place end of September.
The all-new, fourth-generation Kia Rio will make its world premiere on 29 September in Paris, at the 2016 Mondial de l’Automobile. With a progressive new exterior and interior design, the Rio is revealed for the first time globally today through an exclusive set of images.
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Exterior Design: More progressive
The new Rio isn’t progressive by most standards, but is certainly a step up from the previous generation. Rio now finds Kia’s ‘tiger-nose’ grille: thinner in height and wider across the front of the car. Other features include integrated bi-function projection headlamps; moving the fog lamps’ position outwards within the front bumper; and now 5mm wider.
Cabin: more ergonomical
The new Rio appears to provide more sense of space with it’s new wider appearance. The dashboard itself is now angled towards the driver, and at its centre is a new infotainment system, a ‘floating’ HMI (human-machine interface), with a high-resolution touchscreen to power the Rio’s audio, navigation and new connectivity systems. The new HMI has allowed Kia to reduce the number of buttons on the centre console.
More details on the 2017 Kia Rio inbound following the show debut.
Production for the new Rio begins end of 2016; and the car will officially debut September 29 during the media event.