The sub-compact Kia Rio has become a wonderful option for those looking for more room than you would imagine, and some awesome features for the money. Kia has become one of the top auto manufacturers that have quickly become a presence in markets outside of Asia. Here in the US expectations are already starting to increase with the inevitable launch of the 2018 Kia Rio.
The 2018 Rio looks every bit as spectacular as the current model offering style, performance, and plenty of storage for a sub-compact car. Being offered in a sedan and hatchback model, consumers with all different interests will be able to find a styling package for much less than competitors. With enhancements expected including a new redesign, improved safety features and even better fuel economy will love the newest addition from the Korean auto manufacturer.
In the following preview, we detail everything we know so far on the new 2018 Kia Rio specs, features, price, and release date for the EX, LX, and SX models.
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2018 Kia Rio Specs and Features – EX, LX, and SX Model
The 2018 Kia Rio specs and features are expected to align with the vision of the Korean auto manufacturer which means getting the most for your money. Kia has become well-known for launch new cars and SUV’s for a much cheaper price than competitors, but very competitive on what we’ve seen on both the interior and exterior. The new Rio is expected to be more of the same offering high-end features for much less than you would think.
The new models will once again be offered in a four-door sedan and hatchback. Both will likely sport similar features including an updated multimedia system with a high definition Touchscreen display, navigation, satellite radio, hands-free calling, Bluetooth, and much more. Safety will also be huge in the new concept with a VSM safety system which automatically makes steering corrections, full-length side curtain airbags, Electronic Stability Control, tire pressure monitoring, and much more.
Rumours suggest there will be three styling models including the base EX and premium SX model. Standard and optional features seen will include a 6 speaker audio system, USB and AUX inputs, steering wheel controls, infotainment system, rearview camera, push button start/stop, Active Eco System, power windows and door locks, LED lighting, and much more.
We’re hearing the specs of the 2018 Kia Rio engine will feature a 4-cylinder 1.6 litre with around 140-hp along with a 6-speed manual and automatic transmission option. The gas mileage is believed to be slightly better than the current model coming in around 28MPG/city and 40MPG/highway.
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2018 Kia Rio Price and Release Date – EX, LX, and SX Model
As of now, there’s been nothing official announced on the upcoming price, but many rumours are coming in to suggest we’ll once again see a very competitive price tag with comparing the 2018 Rio with other subcompact cars. Below we have detailed everything we believe for the upcoming EX, LS, and SX models.
|2018 Kia Rio EX Price||Starting at $17,900|
|2018 Kia Rio LX Price||Starting at $14,400|
|2018 Kia Rio SX Price||Starting at $21,100|
The 2018 Kia Rio release date should come during the third quarter of 2017 to the early part of 2018, and depending on where you live will depend on when you see the first shipments arrive. Parts of Asia will see the first shipments which should be October or November with those of us here in the US likely to wait until around the holidays or Q1 of 2018.
With more to come to expect to see many updates on the upcoming 2018 Rio specs, features, price, and release date as we’ll continue to bring in all rumours and confirmations.