2018 Kia Rio Sedan Release Date
Last week at the New York International Auto Show, Kia introduced its freshest vehicles: the all-new 2018 Kia Rio Sedan and Rio 5-Door. With the vehicles now entering its fourth generation, it has been completely refreshed both inside and out. More stylish and attention-grabbing than ever, the all-new Rio Sedan is sure to turn heads as you drive through town or just as it sits in the driveway. We wanted to give you the rundown on what’s new in the sedan ahead of its release date later in the year.
[ READ MORE: about the previous version of the Kia Rio ]
“Value has always been a core tenet for the Kia brand and the all-new Rio sedan and 5-door continue to underscore our commitment to those buyers looking for an entry-level vehicle but desire more than what the subcompact segment currently offers. This fourth-generation Rio makes significant improvements over its predecessor in design, technology and passenger comfort, resulting in an even better value proposition for our customers, while raising the bar in the small-car segment.”
– Orth Hedrick, Vice President of Product Planning, Kia Motors America
What’s new in the 2018 Rio Sedan?
While the powertrain of the all-new 2018 Kia Rio Sedan isn’t new, the engine has been enhanced for the new generation. It’s powered by a 1.6L 4-cylinder engine, and its enhancements include improved efficiency, more responsiveness, and more dynamic driving at low speeds. But the vehicle’s platform itself was completely redesigned. With a completely new platform, the Rio was changed right down to the geometry of its suspension. With a new MacPherson strut front suspension, torsion beam rear axle and a tweaked spring and damper setup, the new Rio provides better handling and a more comfortable ride.
But there are plenty of other upgraded and enhanced specifications and features in the all-new Kia Rio Sedan, as well as the Kia Rio 5-Door. So just keep checking back at our blog for more information as it becomes available. Don’t hesitate to sign up for an early test drive or for updates right here on our website if that’s something you’re interested in.