2017 KIA Rio — The new 2017 KIA Rio has been spotted on a test on the road, revealing the next generation of this model. This will reach the UK in February 2017. The tested vehicle showed use one or two hints of the new car. Check out the following update.
2017 Kia Rio Specifications
The possible powertrain on the new 2017 Kia Rio sedan has been revealed. When it comes to engine, it will be powered by 1.6 Liter, Inline 4, makes 138 hp @ 6,300 rpm power outputs, with producing 123 lb.-ft. @ 4,850 rpm.
The Kia Rio 2017 engine is paired with four-speed automatic transmission. However, other options are also available including Six-speed manual and six-speed auto transmission. The new model is also rumored to receive seven-speed of dual clutch auto transmission. If the same engines are used, the power output should be improved a little, offering more power on the newer version. For your information that base sedan comes a 6-speed manual transmission. While the two higher trims sedan and also all hatchback are equipped with the more popular 6-speed automatic transmission.
#Updated: November 11, 2016 : Added engine details.
|Tech Specs||2017 Kia RIO LX||2017 Kia RIO EX|
|Engine type||1.6 Liter, Inline 4||1.6 Liter, Inline 4|
|Displacement||1591 cc||1591 cc|
|Valve train||DOHC, 16-valve||DOHC, 16-valve|
|Valve timming||Dual Continuously Variable Valve Timing (CVVT)||Dual Continuously Variable Valve Timing (CVVT)|
|Horsepower||138 hp @ 6,300 rpm||138 hp @ 6,300 rpm|
|Torque||123 lb.-ft. @ 4,850 rpm||123 lb.-ft. @ 4,850 rpm|
|Transmission type||6-Speed Manual. Optional: Electronically Controlled 6-Speed Automatic Overdrive w/ Sportmatic®||Electronically Controlled 6-Speed Automatic Overdrive w/ Sportmatic®|
|Fuel delivery system||Gasoline Direct Injection (GDI)||Gasoline Direct Injection (GDI)|
|Brake type||4-Wheel Disc w/ Antilock Braking System (ABS)||4-Wheel Disc w/ Antilock Braking System (ABS)|
Exterior and Interior
The new 2017 Kia Rio car is going to be a four-door sedan, built on 2,570 mm wheelbase. If it is based on the same dimension, the new sedan should be 4,370 mm long, 1,720 wide, and 1,455 high. There is no available update on the body panel. But, it should carry new improved parts like the front and rear grille, bumper, and maybe the exhaust system.
2017 Kia Rio comes with two body styles, which is 4-doors sedan or 5-doors hatchback. When it comes to features, it has leather interior with heated front seats. And, it also equipped with 7 inch touchscreen navigation system. Standard features including tilt steering wheel, 4-speaker stereo with USB, air conditioning, Satellite radio, 6-way-adjustable driver’s seat.
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2017 Kia Rio Release Date and Price
All new 2017 Kia Rio is set to go on sale in the first quarter of 2017. The complete details will likely come during the Paris Motor Show. So, stay tuned!. The base price of the new 2017 Kia Rio sedan LX has (MSRP) starting at $15,015. And, for the Rio 5-door LX at $16,345.
Right now, the complete information is merely an estimation. We will need official details from the automaker and let’s hope they release the details very soon. With current information only, the new 2017 KIA Rio will face tough competition in the market with many good rivals are released.
|Horsepower||138 horsepower @ 6,300 rpm|
|Torque||123 lb-ft of torque @ 4,850 rpm|
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