2021 Kia Rio5: Technology With A Low Price

The Kia Rio is now on sale in  markets and we know all about its prices and equipment.

Before going any further, let’s point out that the little Korean will no longer be offered as a sedan ; only the Rio5 hatchback remains on the program.

Halfway through its current generation, the car offers a modernized exterior design (slimmed-down radiator grille, revised front bumper, redesigned fog light housing, new rims) as well as new body colors (steel gray and blue athletic).

The 2021 Kia Rio5 comes in four versions – one less than in 2020 with the discontinuation of the base LX – and these have slightly different names. The lineup begins with the manual LX +, listed at $ 17,295 plus freight and delivery charges. If you opt for the continuously variable automatic transmission, you will have to pay an additional $ 1,200.

By the way, the engine is still the same 1.6-liter four-cylinder that generates 120 horsepower and the average fuel consumption ranges from 6.7 to 7.0 L / 100 km.

Standard equipment includes 15-inch steel rims, heated front seats and a leather-wrapped steering wheel, but most importantly a new eight-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and wireless Android Auto – enough to attract more young drivers .

Upgrades add alloy wheels, LED daytime running lights, sunroof, heated steering wheel and blind spot monitoring system. At $ 22,495, the top-of-the-line Rio5 EX Premium gains new safety and driver assistance features including automatic high beams, frontal collision avoidance assistance and downforce assist. the way, not to mention Kia’s UVO Intelligence connected services.

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