TEST DRIVE: KIA RIO
The Kia Rio comes in a range of colours that complement its sleek and sexy look. It even has an almost menacing crouch to it! Its lines and curves are smooth and stylish, and this is carried forward into the interior as well. Dark, clean and neat, its inside gives the driver as much joy as the exterior. The sound quality is also spectacular with its six-speaker entertainment unit. There’s also connectivity for Bluetooth, iPod or iPhone, and AUX cables alongside its CD and MP3 player and radio.
If there’s one thing that is to be adored in this car, it is the space. Comfort is no issue in the Rio where there is more than enough leg room for a tall person. The spacious back seat allows up to three people to be seated comfortably. The generous trunk space can be expanded instantaneously with the foldable rear seat. There is a sun roof in the car too!
Wondering how much power you can get from a 1.4 litre engine? We’re telling you it’s a lot! Surprisingly, for all that power, it’s silent where there is nothing more than just a slight purr. The car handles well on highways and in the city. It’s a light drive so you don’t feel tired after long trips. And because it is a rather low car, it feels safe and sturdy even at high speeds.
The Rio comes with all the good stuff: Electronic Stability Control (ESC), Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS), Electronic Brake-Force Distribution (EBD), Brake Assist System (BAS), Traction Control System (TCS) and of course, six airbags to make sure that you and your passengers are safe at all times.
If you’re looking for style, handling and comfort, the Kia Rio 1.4 SX is the car for you!
The Kia Rio 1.4 SX is priced at RM79,888 OTR including insurance.