For people on the lookout of an extra roomy car, a splendid option has come in the form of the all new 2018 Kia Rio GT. Kia Motors has grown to become one of the leading manufacturers of automobiles with time. Its persistent standards of quality have helped them achieve a distinctive status quo in the international markets too. Thus, obviously, expectations are going to soar with its latest game-changer, the 2018 Kia Rio.
Slated to usher in 2017, Kia Rio is a subcompact vehicle that enters the hot hatch automobile market for the very first time. The latest Rio is set on a lighter platform and offers much better dynamics than its predecessor. A combination of stable aerodynamics and contoured body is supposed to enhance its ability to surpass competitors. The manufacturer behind the Rio GT, Albert Biermann is the former supervisor of the M Division of BMW. The new Rio GT comes equipped with a powerful 1.6-liter four-cylinder and a torque of up to 180 hp.
2018 Kia Rio GT Specs and Design
2018 Kia Rio GT sports a spectacular body that is sure to complement your curb without compromising on performance. This model will be available in two forms, the hatchback as well as the sedan, thereby providing customers with the opportunity to avail a sleek and stylish vehicle for a lesser amount of money than that of its rivals. In terms of performance, style and storage, 2018 Kia is similar to its predecessor, albeit in a sub-compact version. The exterior the new Kia Rio has been designed on the premise of maximum optimization of value. This is exactly why the exterior, like the price, is expected to be slightly more competitive. 2018 Kia Rio has been completely redesigned to flaunt a more upscale yet regular look. The presence of improved safety specs, as well as highly efficient fuel economy,are two other improvements envisioned from it.
2018 Kia Rio GT will be available in two dynamic models, the hatchback and the sedan form. The latter sports a four-door design. Both these forms will feature updated attributes, to the likes of touchscreen display, satellite radio, high definition multimedia system, navigation and hands-free operation, among many others. The seats are ergonomically designed and durable enough to withstand the ravages of time and stains. 2018 Kia Rio incorporates the novel concept of VSM safety technology, which serves to correct steering automatically, monitors tire pressure, electronically controls stability and also comes with full-length airbags. By hosting such a huge plethora of specs, it is supposed to boost up safety like no other car. 2018 Kia Rio’s interior is expected to come in 3 different styling models, to the likes of base EX’, ‘premium’ as well as ‘SX’. There are plenty of optional features too, like the AUX/USB inputs, a multi-speaker audio system, infotainment system, rear view camera, steering wheel movement controls. Active Eco technology, LED lighting, door locks, power windows and push buttons, amongst others.
2018 Kia Rio will be powered by a four-cylinder 1.6 liter, having a torque of up to 140 hp. Although the makers have not divulged much information about the engine, it is supposed to host an option of an automatic transmission and a six-speed manual. Its gas mileage is apparently set at a better value than the present model of Kia Motors, i.e 40 MPG on highways and 28 MPG on city roads.
2018 Kia Rio GT Release and Price
Since Kia Motors is a Korean company, the release date of 2018 Kia Rio may vary in different markets of the world according to the scheduled dates of shipment. The unveiling of 2018 Kia Rio GT is likely to take place in the third quarter of 2017 and it might hit the automobile markets in early 2018. As far as the pricing is concerned, no information has been released yet. However, rumor mills are abuzz with the news that 2018 Kia Rio GT will be priced competitively. The following price list is that of the forthcoming EX, LX and SX models: Price of 2018 Kia Rio EX- $17,900, Price of 2018 Kia Rio LX- $14,400, Price of 2018 Kia Rio SX- $ 21,100.
To sum up, the latest innovation of Kia Motors, the 2018 Kia Rio GT is expected to take the automobile markets by a storm. Expectations are set high on this model as it looks extremely promising with its redesigned exterior, enhanced safety features and competitive pricing.