The Kia Rio combines dynamism and youthfulness with comfort, spaciousness and safety.
In every way, the Rio is designed to turn heads. Stunning to look at, our dynamic new hatchback has a lot to offer: a superior level of comfort and equipment unprecedented in its class, the latest audio technology and safety features, combined with low running costs. Add to that Kia's pioneering 7 year/100,000 mile warranty and you have a car that's guaranteed to be admired.
The Advanced Driving Assistance Pack (ADAP) with Forward Collision Avoidance Assist (FCA), Lane Keep Assist System (LKAS), Cruise Control and Supervision Cluster is available subject to special order on grade '1' and included as standard on '2', '3', 'GT-Line' and 'GT-Line S'.
The new Kia Rio features an advanced mild hybrid powertrain, giving you low-emission everyday driving. By pairing the latest 1.0 T-GDi gasoline engine with a 48-volt lithium-ion battery, it can reduce fuel consumption levels. What’s more, the integrated ‘e-system’ recovers kinetic energy during deceleration phases to provide torque assistance when accelerating. Available as a Mild Hybrid in the '3' spec and GT-Line S' in both manual and automatic transmission.
What is a Mild Hybrid (MHEV)?
A Mild Hybrid car is very similar to a Self-Charging Hybrid car, but with a smaller battery. So it can’t drive on battery power alone. The battery is there to help the petrol or diesel engine perform more economically.
Because the electric motor can assist with the acceleration there is less strain on the engine. It also allows the engine to switch off more regularly – when coasting for example. This means lower emissions and cleaner air for everybody.
Reduced running costs
Using less fuel is not only good for the environment it’s also good for your finances! Improved fuel economy means less money spent on fuel, and less time wasted at the pumps. The lower emissions also mean a reduced VED rate and lower BIK tax.
Lower costs without changing how you use your car
Not quite ready to switch to a plug-in vehicle, or don’t have the option of a home charge point? Then a hybrid car might be for you. It doesn’t require you to do anything different than you would do in a conventional car. Clever electronics take care of how the energy is recovered and used. All you have to worry about is keeping it topped up with fuel.
The assistance from the electric motor means the engine doesn’t have to work as hard and that makes for a quieter journey. The added torque also means effortless acceleration for a more relaxing driving experience.
Lower initial cost
While a mild hybrid doesn’t offer the same level of benefits as a full self-charging hybrid, the mild hybrid’s smaller battery means the initial purchase cost is lower.