KIA has launched its upgraded 2015 model year Rio light car with changes inside and out.
The entry-level S, new S Premium and Si models have a new front and rear bumper design, new grille pattern, new centre fascia and audio unit design, and metallic-look highlights.
The S is available in three- and five-door configuration, with the 1.4-litre petrol engine mated to a six-speed manual and four-speed automatic. The three-door S is $15,990 for the manual and $17,990 for the automatic. The five-door model is $16,990 for the manual, with the automatic an additional $2000.
The new S Premium is available in five-door with the same drivetrains as the S but with additional trim and comfort features, including 15-inch alloys, front fog lamps, electric folding side mirrors with indicators, cruise control, a six-speaker audio unit with dual tweeters and a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob. The S Premium manual is $17,690, with a $2000 additional charge for automatic.
Stepping up to the five-door Si gains the 1.6-litre GDI engine and standard six-speed automatic along with a new design 16-inch alloy, while retaining the additional comfort and convenience features the outgoing Si enjoyed over the S. This includes soft-touch trim, sliding centre armrest and centre storage bin. The Si is $21,490.
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