The 2015 Kia Rio Facelift arrives with a new exterior and updated interior in order to maintain its position in the global best-selling car. Set to make its world debut at the 2014 Paris Motor Show, Kia’s Rio is company’s best-selling vehicle worldwide in 2013 and among the top-three sellers in Europe.
Just like the smaller Venga, the 2015 Rio Facelift received the new ‘tiger-nose grille’, a redesigned bumper, new fog lights as well as three new alloy wheel designs available with a diameter of 15-, 16- and 17-inches. Moreover, the rear end received a new bumper.
For the 2015MY, Kia will offer two new paint finishes called Urban Blue and Digital Yellow. Inside, we find chrome accents around the air vents, a redesigned centre-strack around the audio system, a new DAB digital radio as well as the new generation AVN (audio-video navigation) system featuring a 7-inch display screen.
When it comes to engines, Kia will offer a choice of up to four efficient engines developing between 75 and 109 hp. The engines will be mated to five- or six-speed manual or four-speed automatic transmission and power will be delivered to the front wheels.
Each engine version is available with the optional start/stop technology, automatic start-stop, advanced alternator control and an upgraded starter motor. Set to go on sale in spring 2015, the new Kia Rio Facelift will be manufactured at Kia’s Sohari plant in Korea.