As we mentioned here a couple of days ago, the all-new Kia Rio is all set to make its global debut at the upcoming Paris International Motor Show next month.
Although it has only been a few days since they broke the news and shared the first set of sketches, Kia has released the complete set of images revealing the car’s exterior as well as the interior today. A few new details have been revealed as well, such as the car's dimensions and interior features.
In profile, the fourth-generation Rio’s lengthened, more balanced stance is achieved with a long bonnet and longer front overhang, a 10 mm longer wheelbase (up to 2,580 mm), a thinner, more upright C-pillar, and a shorter rear overhang.
Overall, the new car is 15 mm longer than its predecessor (now 4,065 mm long), and 5 mm shorter in height (to 1,450 mm). Straight, clearly-defined lines run down the full length of the car’s shoulder and along its doors, further stretching the appearance of the car for a more stable, confident look.
Inside, the Rio will get a new infotainment system, a ‘floating’ HMI (human-machine interface), with a high-resolution touchscreen to power the Rio’s audio, navigation and new connectivity systems. The new HMI has allowed Kia to reduce the number of buttons on the center console.
Besides that, the seats will be available with a choice of black or grey cloth seat upholstery, or with black or grey artificial leather. A ‘Red Pack’ for the Rio will also be offered, where buyers get black with red artificial leather-trimmed seats throughout the cabin. The cabin itself features gloss black and metallic trim throughout, for a more modern finish.
No technical specifications have been revealed yet, but Kia has confirmed that the new Rio will enter production by end of 2016 in Europe, followed by other markets after that. So, we can expect more information to be coming our way very soon.
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