For travelers looking for an extra spacious room in a car, the wonderful option has become the sub-compact, Kia Rio. With time, Kia Motors has become one of the best manufacturers for automobiles and have become a presence of commendable reputation in markets outside the Asian continent. In the United States of America, expectations have become increasingly high with the launch of the 2018 Kia Rio.
The following 2018 Kia Rio review takes an in-depth look at the interior, exterior, engine, release date, and price.
2018 Kia Rio Interior Design and Features
The new models will be offered in hatchback and a four door sedan design. Both will uniquely feature an updated high definition equipped multimedia system, a touchscreen display, hands-free calling, satellite radio, and navigation among others. The new concept of the VSM safety system that automatically makes steering corrections, tire pressure monitoring, Electronic Stability Control, full-length side curtain airbags, and much more; will boost safety.
The interior of the 2018 Kia Rio is expected in 3 styling models which are the premium SX and the base EX model. Optional and standard features will include AUX and USB inputs, a 6 speaker audio system, rear-view camera, steering wheel controls, infotainment system, Active Eco System, push button start/stop, LED lighting, power windows and door locks, and much more.
2018 Kia Rio Exterior Design and Features
2018 Kia Rio features and specs are imagined to go with a Kia Motor’s vision that interprets to providing value for money, that is, maximal optimization of quality. The Korean auto manufacturer is well-known for the launch of SUV and new cars at a relatively cheaper price in comparison to its competitors. The exterior too will be more competitive just as the price.
The 2018 Kia Rio is being offered in a hatchback and sedan model, thereby, consumers will be in a position to afford a stylish package for lesser money than that of the competitors. The car looks spectacularly like the current model that offers performance, style, as well as sufficient storage for the sub-compact car. Improved safety features a new redesign and better fuel economy are among the enhancements expected from the Kia motors in the new 2018 Kia Rio.
2018 Kia Rio Engine Specs and Performance
Rumors suggest that the 2018 Kia Rio engine will have an automatic transmission option and a 6 speed manual together with a 4-cylinder 1.6 liter with approximately 140-HP. The gas mileage is thought to be somewhat better compared to the current model, that is, 40MPG highway roads and 28MPG in city roads.
2018 Kia Rio Release Date
2018 Kia Rio’s release date should be during 2017’s third quarter to early 2018 depending on different world markets since shipment dates may vary.
2018 Kia Rio Price
Currently, there is no official announcement on the prices. However, the rumors coming in suggesting that once more the price tag will be very competitive for the 2018 Kia Rio with the rest of the sub-compact cars. The price list below is for the forthcoming SX, LS and EX models:
2018 Kia Rio SX Price Starting at $21,100
2018 Kia Rio LX Price Starting at $14,400
2018 Kia Rio EX Price Starting at $17,900