If you live in Novato, California and you're looking for a subcompact car that has an eye-catching design and many standard features, then come check out the all-new 2018 Kia Rio at Kia of Marin! Offered in sedan and 5-door hatchback variants, the 2018 Rio offers a pleasing combination of impressive fuel efficiency, innovative technology, advanced safety features, everyday convenience and a fun-to-drive character. Contact us to learn more!
The 2018 Rio boasts a more sophisticated and sporty new look. The front end wears the latest iteration of Kia’s tiger-nose grille, integrating newly designed headlights that are swept back for a more aggressive appearance. In addition, the Rio’s fog lamp surrounds have been moved outwards, creating greater visual width to the front fascia and a lower window line around the cabin provides the driver and passengers with a better all-around view. The rear of the Rio is now more upright thanks to shorter overhangs and thinner, more expressive taillights. Like the front-end, the rear view of the car is wider, creating a more balanced and athletic stance.
|Six-speaker stereo with satellite radio||Gamma 1.6-liter GDI four-cylinder engine||Six airbags|
|Bluetooth hands-free functionality||MacPherson Strut front suspension and Coupled Torsion Beam Axle rear suspension||Electronic Stability Control|
|Seven-inch floating touchscreen interface (EX)||Transmission options: six-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission||Hill-start Assist Control|
|UVO3 voice recognition infotainment system (EX)||Advanced high strength steel||Vehicle Stability Management|
Inside the 2018 Rio, the cabin is more spacious, modern and upscale with an improved instrument panel, more ergonomic layout and upgraded interior materials. Thanks to the new Rio’s larger dimensions and wheelbase, its cabin is among the roomiest in its class. The sedan’s passenger space is 89.9 cu-ft while the 5-door hatchback measures 90.5 cu-ft. On the tech front, the Rio offers a generous roster of features including Bluetooth hands-free functionality, a six-speaker stereo with satellite radio and a rearview camera system. Available only on the top-tier EX trim is a seven-inch floating touchscreen interface, UVO3 voice recognition infotainment system and smartphone integration through Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.
Under the hood of the 2018 Rio is an enhanced Gamma 1.6-liter GDI four-cylinder engine, with improved fuel efficiency, better responsiveness and low-speed driving dynamics. Power is channeled to the front wheels through either a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission. The 2018 Rio also offers many standard safety features, including six airbags, side-impact door beams, Electronic Stability Control, a four-wheel Anti-lock Brake System, Hill-start Assist Control and Vehicle Stability Management.
If you'd like to find out more information about the 2018 Rio or would like to take it for a test drive, then feel free to get in touch with us at Kia of Marin!