KIA’S small hatch flavour

Hamilton News - - DRIVEN.CO.NZ -

gen­er­a­tion model was launched last year and the new GT Line spec­i­fi­ca­tion serves to en­hance its de­sir­abil­ity,” says Todd Mcdon­ald, gen­eral man­ager of Kia Mo­tors New Zealand.

“We ex­pect the GT Line to boost Rio sales in 2018 and be­yond, thanks to its sporty style and per­for­mance, as well as the range of com­fort and ad­vanced safety fea­tures.”

The five-door Rio GT Line stands out from the rest of the Rio range with a gloss black and satin chrome tiger nose grille, unique 17-inch al­loy wheels and quad LED fog lights. The sporty ex­te­rior is fur­ther en­hanced by twin ex­haust tips, chrome win­dow trim plus gloss black roof spoiler and sill high­lights.

The GT Line cabin fea­tures seats fin­ished in black leather and cloth with contrasting grey stitch­ing. High­light­ing the sporty theme is a new D-shaped leather steer­ing wheel, sim­i­lar to that on the Stinger GT Line model.

The cabin also fea­tures new metal­lic trim sur­rounds on the door switches and gear lever, while the dash­board com­ple­ments this ef­fect with a new car­bon fi­bre­ef­fect fin­ish.

The Rio GT Line also adds a num­ber of new ad­vanced safety fea­tures in­clud­ing Au­ton­o­mous Emer­gency Brak­ing, Lane Keep As­sist and Blind Spot De­tec­tion. Other tech­nolo­gies such as Smart Prox­im­ity Key, Ap­ple Carplay, An­droid Auto, Sat­nav on a 7.0-inch touch­screen and re­vers­ing cam­era are also among its stan­dard fea­tures.

The Rio GT Line is priced at $28,990 (plus on-road costs).

Like all new Kia pas­sen­ger ve­hi­cles, it comes with a five-year/ 100,000km war­ranty pack­age, in­clud­ing 24-hour road­side as­sis­tance.

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