Defined by sharp, straight lines and smooth surfacing, the all-new Rio was jointly design by European and US studios with input from Korea.
All-new Rio is only available as a five-door model in line with customer demand. It’s longer (+15mm) and lower (-10mm) than the previous model with 10mm increase in wheelbase to 2580mm.
The wider 'tiger nose' grille is flanked by sculpted bi-function headlights with U-shaped LED daytime running lamps, while visibility and manoeuvrability are further enhanced by the slimmer C-pillars, relocated door mirrors, more upright rear screen and shorter overhangs.
The front foglight surrounds are pushed outwards to emphasise width and stability, underscored by the longer bonnet, which visually enhances the all-new Rio’s stability and volume.
Its re-engineered MacPherson strut and torsion beam suspension improves stability, compliance and driver confidence, while relocated the power steering gearbox improves straight-ahead feel and responsiveness.
Three-cylinder T-GDi turbocharged direct injection engine offered in Rio for first time, with power outputs of 99 and 118bhp. Also available are 1.4-litre diesels with power outputs of 76 and 89bhp and 1.25-litre and 1.4-litre petrol models.
Standard powered T-GDi and 1.25-litre units have five-speed manuals; all others have six-speed manual transmission. A four-speed auto gearbox is an option with the 1.4-litre petrol engine.
New 1.4-litre Kappa petrol unit replaces previous 1.4 Gamma engine, and new 76bhp 1.4-litre four-cylinder CRDi diesel replaces three-cylinder 1.1-litre unit.
Lower fuel consumption and CO2 emissions on selected models, with fuel economy of up to 80.7mpg, with CO2 emissions as low as 92g/km.
Boot capacity has increased by 37 litres to 325 litres, while the capacity of the fuel tank has risen by two litres to 45 litres.