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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.