The interior of the all-new Rio is designed around touchscreens for navigation, infotainment and connectivity, creating a simpler and pared-down switchgear layout, underpinned by vertical lines that emphasise width of the cabin and space for occupants.
Display screens of 3.8 inches, 5 inches or 7 inches are available, depending on model choice, with most variants featuring Kia Connected Services, with Android Auto or Apple CarPlay.
Greater use of advanced high-strength steel (51 per cent compared to 33 per cent in the previous model) both enhances rigidity and reduces weight.
The all-new Rio features the most spacious cabin in class, with improved legroom front and rear and exceptional head and shoulder room, helped by a 10mm increase in wheelbase, reprofiled door trims, angled dashboard and new headlining design.
Interior storage has increased with a double open tray-style glove compartment, overhead sunglasses holder and bottle holders in every door.
Black cloth, premium black cloth, black faux leather or red and black faux leather upholstery are available, depending on model.
Straight Line Stability and Cornering Brake Control are new standard safety features on the all-new Rio, while Autonomous Emergency Braking with pedestrian detection and Lane Departure Warning systems are standard on all but entry-level versions.
High-end features such as keyless entry and ignition, heated seats and steering wheel, rain-sensing wipers, automatic headlights, cruise control with speed limiter and parking camera also available.