Review of Kia Rio 2017 model
Its history began in 2000 when the company received the necessary experience for the production of their models. Thanks for this Ford Festiva that taught the Koreans to gather and design the cars. To model the RIO company assembled and sold the Festiva in some processed form. Kia Rio first generation was manufactured until 2005, started to conquer the market of Europe and the States. With several petrol engines, 75, 98 and 106 forces complete with two boxes, the car was able to compete with not only fellow Hyundai, but the European cars in its class.
Second generation of Kia Rio was produced until 2011 and the car is still going to Russia and Korea today, refers to generation number three. And that is not the same kid Rio, who shyly did the first five years ago. Today it is a modern and technologically advanced car, which although shares a platform with the Hyundai Solaris, but these cars are different. Despite the fact that Solaris has been updated last summer, Rio has caught up and in some ways surpassed it this year. Both cars received a dramatic facelift, both survived the modernization of the interior and optics. The equipment remained common, but still a different car in spirit.
What's new on exterior?
Special external changes, the car received, but it is easy to explain. The company does not want to risk, because of the unstable situation on the market of RIO remains a bestseller for that year. So is the time for radical change has not come yet and the designers were limited to cosmetics and easy lifting. Not to say that the dusting is not good for the sedan. The car received new tail lights, but the shape of the lights from last year. The changes will appeal to fans of high-tech style, now Kia Rio flaunts LEDs and they look very dignified even amid Solarisа.
Front optics has also changed and looks dressy, but especially good face Rio in top versions with fashionable lights, led daytime running lights and a new radiator grille. But our base will have traditional reflectors.
In profile to distinguish the new Rio from last year's difficult, but possible. Slightly changed line bumpers and got the bright trim on the side, but also just too expensive versions of the car. Slightly changed the shape of the vent on the front wing, but if you do not go into such details, the exterior changes very little. Restyling is affected only sedan, and the updated hatchback is yet to come. Maybe it's for the best.
Here is a photo of a new version
New body — new interior
The interior is also changed, but not much. The cabin was fresh, it is unique. Only the red spots of the displays look somewhat challenging, though it may be a subjective opinion. The devices are read perfectly, and the steering wheel from the model Kia Led easy grip and comfortable. Only here compared to the Led lacks a few functions. This button heated steering wheel, here it is rendered on the console, and adjusting the reactive force on the steering wheel. The Kia Rio, however, it may not be the default. A sad fact, but RIO was developed for third world countries with all the ensuing consequences. That is, in this case, the consequences flow through the booster. And the Led is an electric servo, which change the reactive force. The explanation is simple — hydraulics are much cheaper to produce, and in Europe it is not put, because there are standards in terms of efficiency is somewhat higher. The fact that the same engine power increases fuel consumption by 4-6%.
To the ergonomics of the driving was better, more space, and more flexible. The good news was adjustable in all planes steering column. Now behind the wheel you can get in any size. Settings allow. But with multimedia story is quite interesting. The Navigator and the head unit on Android is not found even in top-end versions.
Managers attribute this to the fact that the experience of past years, cars of top models prefer to buy without a fancy head unit. But this does not mean that it cannot be bought. For a fee the dealers will set the media factory system Carmedia KR 8047 with a complete set of functions to manage the car's electronics. The price of this thing about 30 thousand, or maybe almost everything you could want from a multimedia system, and the device operates on Android 4.2.
Surprises in principle not needed, since the set of engines and transmissions that were on last year's Kia RIO, all arranged and organized today. For the money, you see, the set is pretty solid. The most popular and economical kit includes the following technical specs: 1.4 petrol, automatic, on 4 ranges chassis, remained on sale. This motor develops 107 forces, and who have little, he may install a 1.6-liter engine at 123 HP. There is the possibility to choose between automatic and five-speed mechanics. Inveterate drivers, of course, choose a pen. Although a car with two pedals behave, automatic switches, without jerks, at least on new cars, the range is chosen in agreement with the engine and as a pair they work completely adequately. However, the consumption on this machine is slightly higher than on the handle. In a country mode, it requests to 8.5 liters per hundred, while the mechanics can get away with 6.5-7 liters.