New Rio at RM79,888
THE new 2017 Kia Rio boasts attractive features, and is priced at RM79,888 on-theroad without insurance. The 2017 fourth-generation 1.4litre Rio is offered in four colours, namely Clear White, Signal Red, Smoke Blue and Silky Silver.
It has a 1.4-litre Kappa MPI DOHC D-CVVT petrol engine with 100PS at 6,000rpm and 133Nm of torque at 4,000rpm mated to a four-speed automatic gearbox.
Its bold dynamic design features the trademark ‘Schreyer’ tiger-nose grille, while the tailgate handle also doubles as the housing for the rear-view camera.
It offers more head, shoulder and legroom, and the tailgate is now wider by 71mm and lower to the ground by 26mm – this allows owners to store wider, bulkier items.
There is a five-inch LCD touchscreen mated to a six-speaker audio system with MP3, Bluetooth and USB features.
Other attractive features include 60:40 folding rear seats, a sunroof, automatic air-conditioning, keyless entry, push start button, powered windows, automatic headlights with static bending lights and LED daytime running lights.
Safety features include allround disc brakes, six airbags, speed sensing automatic door lock, impact sensing automatic door unlock, ISOFIX baby seat mounts, ESC (electronic stability control) and HAC (hill start assist control). – THOMAS HUONG