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Kia Rio

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1 Jan 2015

KIA updated its Rio light car line-up for 2015, adding the new mid-range S Premium variant to the little hatch stable, along with model-wide styling updates and increased occupant comfort.

The new Rio S Premium sat above the entry level S, sharing its 79kW/135Nm 1.4-litre naturally aspirated four-cylinder engine, but gained 15-inch alloy wheels, front fog lamps, electric folding side mirrors, cruise control, leather wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, while dual tweeters enhanced a six-speaker audio system.

On the outside, changes to the 2015 Rio included redesigned front and rear bumpers, a new front grille pattern and metallic finish headlights, while the Si got sportier 16-inch alloy wheels in place of the 15-inch hoops fitted to the S Premium or steel versions of the same size in the case of S variants.

The interior also received a refresh, gaining a new centre console design complete with a redesigned audio unit and greater comfort in Si versions thanks to soft touch trim, sliding centre armrest and central storage bin.

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