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(2014) Kia Rio EX (5dr 5 seat Hatch Back)

New 3rd generation 5-door hatchback Rio MY12 launched late October 2011. A 4-door sedan & 3-door sports hatch will be added late 2012 to complete the full Rio line-up. Rio offers a choice of two 4-cylinder engines, a 1.4L petrol engine & a 1.4L diesel engine arriving June 2012. With a 36kg reduction in weight, new Rio 1.4 petrol version has same power-to-weight ratio as 1.6 petrol model it replaces.

Dimensions up 20mm to 4045mm in length, 25mm more in the 1720mm width & 70mm longer in the 2570mm wheelbase, 15mm lower in overall height. Rio MY12 hatchback range features 2-levels of trim, either LX or the more upmarket EX, Entry-level 1.4 LX ISG petrol 6MT, 1.4 LX 4AT, 1.4 LX CRDi (diesel) ISG 6MT & range-topping Rio 1.4 EX petrol 4AT.

Return of a diesel option in the Rio sees a new DOHC common rail engine with full EcoDynamics fuel-saving technologies, include's Intelligent Stop & Go (ISG), low rolling resistance tyres, drag-reducing front grille, gearshift indicator, same features for 1.4L LX petrol model, also fitted with the 6MT. 1.4L petrol engine from the 4AT models is from Kia's Gamma family. Engine is an all-alum, 16V, twin-cam unit, features continuously variable V timing & MPI injection. Re-engineered suspension.

Brakes are discs all-round, includes ESC stability control, Hill Assist Control. Standard features include hi-tech daytime running lights, reverse warning sensors, body-colour bumpers, dr handles & dr mirrors, in cabin headlamp adjustment, A/C, remote locking with in-built car alarm, a height-adjustable driver's seat, 4-way steering column adjustable, split folding rear seats, rear luggage cover, boot light, Bluetooth & an MP3-compat/radio/CD audio system with USB & AUX ports. Range-topping Rio 1.4 EX is distinguished by its 16in alloys with low-profile tyres, ultraviolet-reducing solar privacy glass, LED daytime running & rear combination lamps, climate A/C with automatic de-fog, rain sensing wipers, cruise control, stereo controls on leather-wrapped steering wheel & auto projection-type headlights.

General Info

Price $25790
Shape Hatch Back
No. Doors 5
Seats 5
Badges EX


Wheelbase 2570
Turning Diameter 5
Minimum Clearance 140
Height 1455
Length 4045
Width 1720




Brakes Rear solid disc
Front disc, vented
Entertainment & Communication CD player
iPod input
USB input jack
AUX input
4-speaker audio system
RDS Radio Data System display
AM/FM tuner
iPod compatible
HFT Bluetooth Handsfree mobile phone system
Exterior Mudguards front/rear
Door mirror's with turn indicator lights
Roof mounted micro antenna
Power adjustable door mirror's
Door mirror's, heated
Interior Steering wheel with leather trim
A/C climate control
Steering wheel mounted cruise control with speed limiter
Cloth interior trim
Supervision instrument cluster
Cup holders x2
Steering column, tilt adjustable
Steering wheel mounted audio controls
Steering column, telescopic adjustable
Front centre armrest, sliding & height adjustable
Gear selector with leather trim
Multi-display screen, colour LCD with trip computer
Driver & passenger vanity mirrors
Drink bottle holders in front & rear doors
Lighting LED DRL's (daytime running lights)
LED rear tail lights
Glovebox illuminated
Automatic headlights with welcome/escort functions
Interior lighting, adjustable
ACL Active Cornering Lights
Rear fog lights
Safety EBD Electronic Brakeforce Distribution
BAS Brake Assist System
ABS Anti-lock Braking System
HSA Hill Start Assist
Front seatbelt pretensioners
Front seatbelt load limiters
Reverse warning sensors
Child safety rear door locks
Seatbelt warning reminders
Dual (front to rear) curtain airbags
Seatbelts rear, diagonal ELR x3
ESP Electronic Stability Programme
ISOFIX child seat anchorage points x2
Dual side airbags
Dual front airbags with passenger isolating switch


Engine Name Kia 1.4Lp Gamma G4FA DOHC CVVT
Engine Description MPI multi-point injection with VVT
Drive Train FWD
Compress Ratio 10.5
Valve Train DOHC
Fuel Tank Capacity 43
Recomended Fuel Petrol
BasicFuelType Petrol
Capacity 1396
Cylinder Count 4
Bore 77
Stroke 75
Valves Per Cylinder 4
Transmission Manufacturer unknown
Transmission Type Automatic
Torque Nm 137
Torque RPM 4200
Power Kw 80
Power RPM 6300
Economy Combined 6.4
CO2 Emissions 150


Kerb Weight Min 1093
Kerb Weight Max 1198
Towing Capacity Braked 450
Towing Capacity Unbraked 850

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