NEW RIO IS FULL OF EX­TRAS AT NO COST

KIA RAISES STAN­DARD AGAIN

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Drive Way -

KIA’S lit­tle hero the Rio en­ters the new year with a new look and ex­tra kit, at no ex­tra cost.

The en­try-level S, new S Pre­mium and Si mod­els gain a new front and rear bumper de­sign, new grille and cen­tre fas­cia and audio unit de­sign, plus metal­lic look high­lights.

The S, in three and five-door mod­els, has the proven 1.4-litre MPI en­gine cou­pled to a sixspeed man­ual or four­speed au­to­matic.

The three-door S is $15,990 for the man­ual and $17,990 for the au­to­matic.

The five-door model is $16,990 man­ual, $2000 ex­tra for the auto.

The new S Pre­mium gets ad­di­tional trim and com­fort fea­tures, in­clud­ing 15-inch al­loys, fog­lights, elec­tric fold­ing side mir­rors with in­di­ca­tors, cruise con­trol, a sixs­peaker audio unit with dual tweet­ers and a leather-wrapped steer­ing wheel and shift knob. It's a good buy at only $700 more than the S.

At $21,490 the Si, in five-door only, gains the 1.6-litre GDI en­gine and stan­dard six-speed auto along with 16-inch al­loys.

All Rios have ben­e­fited from im­proved ride com­fort and con­trol, and steer­ing feel has been moved to a new level.

The high end Sport (re­plac­ing the cur­rent SLS model) and SLi will be re­leased later.

The new Rio has had sub­tle up­grades inside and out.

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