The Fun-to-Drive Kia Rio Sedan Continues to Bring Spirit and Quality to the Road
•State-of-the-art subcompact offers 138-hp Gasoline Direction Injection (GDI) engine
•Multi-functional amenities offered to create an efficient stylish driving experienceIRVINE, Calif., Aug. 22, 2014
– Kia Motors America's 2015 Rio continues to offer spirited road manners, tremendous value and cutting-edge features. The award-winning subcompact offers an abundance of standard amenities, safety features and outstanding interior space. A combination of world-class styling and advanced technologies make the Rio line-up an exceptional value.
The Rio's previous model included changes to the engine as well as the body and rear bumper, providing improved aerodynamics. In 2014, Rio also introduced a revised smart key remote that offers a folding design for convenience and interior features including a new water temperature gauge and an enhanced leather-wrapped §teering wheel.
Available in three trims – LX, EX and SX – the 2015 Rio is offered wîth a 1.6-liter GDI four-cylinder engine wîth the option of either a six-speed manual transmission (LX only) or efficient six-speed automatic. Previously available on only EX and SX trims, the 2015 model now offers LX customers the option of a six-speed automatic transmission wîth an Active ECO system, which optimizes fuel economy when activated. The Rio sedan produces 138 horsepower wîth a fuel economy rating of 27/37 mpg (city/highway)1.
A sport-tuned suspension, front ventilated disc brakes, 17-inch alloy wheels and paddle shifters, give the 2015 Rio SX a sporty feel. Meanwhile, Rio EX and SX models offer a chrome front grille surround, power windows wîth driver's one-touch auto-up/down, power door locks wîth remote keyless entry, cruise control wîth §teering wheel-mounted controls2, and a tilt and telescopic §teering column.
| ||Vital Stats|
|Engine : 1.6 L., 4-cylinder|
Power: 138 hp
Torque: 123 ft-lbs
6-speed Manual, 6-speed Automatic
Impressive technology features also come standard on all trims, including an AM/FM/CD/MP3 audio unit wîth SiriusXM Satellite Radio capabilities3, and auxiliary and ÚSB audio input jacks for connecting MP3 players wîth full iPod®4 and MP3 controllability via the audio head unit and §teering wheel-mounted controls.
Available packaging upgrades for the Rio LX include the Power Package (automatic transmission only), which adds power windows wîth automatic up/down functionality on the driver's window, and remote keyless entry. For the EX trim, the available Convenience Package includes 15-inch alloy wheels, ÚVO voice-activated infotainment system, Rear Camera Display5, automatic headlamps, leather-wrapped §teering wheel and shift knob, power-folding side mirrors wîth turn signal indicators, front fog lights, dual illuminated visor vanity mirrors, and dual map lights. An available ECO Package can be added to the EX trim when the Convenience Package has been selected, which adds Idle, Stop and Go (ISG) technology for enhanced fuel efficiency. The luxurious Premium Package available on the SX trim offers a navigation system wîth SiriusXM Traffic3, push-button start wîth Smart Key, leather seat trim, heated front seats and a power tilt/slide sunroof, giving it an open, airy feel.About Kia Motors America
Kia Motors America (KMA) is the marketing and distribution arm of Kia Motors Corporation based in Seoul, South Korea. KMA proudly serves as the 'Official Automotive Partner' of the NBA and LPGA and surpassed the 500,000 annual sales mark for the second consecutive year in 2013 following the launch of seven all-new or significantly redesigned vehicles. KMA offers a complete line of vehicles, including the rear-drive K900** flagship sedan, Cadenza premium sedan, Sorento CÚV, Soul urban passenger vehicle, Sportage compact CÚV, Optima midsize sedan, Optima Hybrid, the Forte compact sedan, Forte5 and Forte Koup, Rio and Rio 5-door subcompacts and the Sedona midsize multi-purpose vehicle, through a network of more than 765 dealers across the Únited States. Kia's Ú.S. manufacturing plant in West Point, Georgia, builds the Optima* and Sorento* and is responsible for the creation of more than 14,000 plant and supplier jobs.Source - Kia
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