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KIA Rio heads to FIFA World Cup in Brazil

Kia to feature in new ‘Road to Rio’ TV series from 5 May Six-part series to air in the UK on Dave during primetime slots Kia Soul, Sportage and Sorento transport comedians Mark Watson & Henning Wehn on a footballing pilgrimage across South America meeting footballing legends along the way Kia is an Official Partner […]

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KIA RIO IS BEST SUPERMINI IN SCOTLAND

Kia Rio wins Association of Scottish Motoring Writer’s title Glasgow ceremony commends Rio’s style, packaging and value The Kia Rio was named as Best Supermini in the Association of Scottish Motoring Writer’s Car of the Year Awards at a glittering ceremony in Glasgow.

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Kia South Africa: Kia Rio Standard Equipment

Standard Equipment  Kia Rio 1.2 Exterior 15-inch steel wheels with      185/65R15 tires Black mesh      radiator grille with chrome trim Body-colour bumpers (4.0 km/h / 2.5 mph, impact resistant) Black headlamps bezels Body-color      door handles & door mirror mountings High-mounted stop light Tinted glass

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Kia Motors South Africa: KIA RIO Comprehensive active and passive safety systems

Comprehensive active and passive safety systems For new Rio, an all-new bodyshell was created using a higher percentage of ultra high-strength steel (UHTS) than the third-generation model, enhancing the structure’s strength and rigidity.  To improve progressive deformation during a frontal impact, special attention was given to strengthening the engine-bay’s longitudinal side members, the fender apron […]

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KIA Motors South Africa: KIA Suspension and Refinement

Improved stability, smoother ride and enhanced refinement Developed from the previous model, the New Rio’s suspension and running gear has been totally re-engineered to carry over that popular car’s responsive handling while improving stability, ride quality and refinement – in line with heightened customer expectations.

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Kia Motors South Africa: Kia Rio Engines and Transmissions

Two highly efficient petrol engines with 65 and 79 kW outputs Kia will offer new Kia Rio customers a choice of two highly efficient four-cylinder petrol engines – a 1.4-liter Gamma or 1.25-liter Kappa engine – generating 79 kW or 65 kW of power, respectively.

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Kia Motors South Africa: Kia Rio Comfort and Convenience

Bespoke feel for sophisticated and spacious interior To complement the striking exterior styling of the sedan, the new Rio’s interior design has also been transformed, with a clean sophisticated theme.  The concept follows the corporate Kia interior philosophy with the characteristic horizontal instrument panel, accentuating the feeling of width and space in the cabin.  It […]

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KIA Motors South Africa: The KIA RIO sporty and stylish new sedan

With the new Rio Hatch, and now the Sedan, Kia has created a car that answers consumer demand for more quality, more choice, and an attractive, exciting design, without having to compromise on interior space. The bold and distinctive personality of the new Rio represents a complete departure from its predecessor and fits perfectly into […]

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KIA MOTORS SOUTH AFRICA: ALL-NEW KIA RIO SEDAN

Revolutionary new Rio family sedan to power Kia sales boom Kia’s all-new, fourth-generation Rio, which made its world premiere at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show, is set to spark a revolution in the compact car segment and power a boom in the growth of Kia sales.  New Rio boasts a bold and distinctive personality, bringing […]

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Cars in Action Reader Wins a New Kia Rio

(SOUTH AFRICA) March 14, 2012. KIA Motors South Africa ran a competition in collaboration with Cars In Action for a three months period (October- December 2011).  Cars In Action readers were given an opportunity to win the new KIA Rio if they subscribed or renewed their subscription to the Cars in Action magazine during the […]

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KIA MOTORS SA GIVES AWAY ANOTHER RIO ON KFM

(SOUTH AFRICA), 13 FEBRUARY 2012. Last week Kia Motors South Africa gave away a brand new Rio to Sarah Jordaan from Brakpan, Johannesburg – a lucky 94.7 Highveld Stereo listener.  On Saturday 11 February 2012, Mark Pilgrim did a live broadcast of the Kia Take40SA from the Kia Tableview dealership. During the show, Mark announced […]

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THE NEW KIA RIO WINS NUMEROUS AWARDS

(SOUTH AFRICA), 22 December 2011. After its unveiling at the 2011 Johannesburg International Motor Show, the new Rio sparked the interest of many South Africans. It was launched to the South African media exactly two months later, and has turned out to be a very popular and sought after Kia model.

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KIA RIO IS THE TOP OF THE PUMPS

Research uncovers the Top 10 cheapest & most fuel efficient new cars Motoring costs are never far from the front page – as Tuesday’s Commons debate on 2012’s fuel duty increases highlighted. Most buyers want to save at the pumps and on road tax, but with every manufacturer claiming to offer better fuel consumption than […]

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All-NEW KIA RIO

Revolutionary new Rio family to power Kia sales boom Kia’s all-new, fourth-generation Rio, which made its world premiere at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show, is set to spark a revolution in the compact car segment and power a boom in the growth of Kia sales. New Rio boasts a bold and distinctive personality, bringing the […]

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KIA SURPRISES AT THE 2011 JOHANNESBURG INTERNATIONAL MOTOR SHOW

(South Africa) October 2011 – The time has arrived for the Johannesburg International Motor Show.  This year, Kia will have a very exciting passenger car stand, with 2 new model unveilings, the new Rio and the new Optima, as well as a few changes to existing models. The complete Kia range will be on display […]

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NEW KIA RIO 5-DOOR HATCHBACK TO BE UNVEILED AT THE 2011 JOHANNESBURG INTERNATIONAL MOTOR SHOW

(South Africa) September 21, 2011 – After making its World Debut at this year’s Geneva Motorshow, the all new Kia Rio 5-door hatchback is about to make its first appearance to the South African public at this year’s Johannesburg International Motor Show. “We are very excited about this new model, and we are confident that […]

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SPORTY RIO REVS UP ITS ENGINE

Kia Motors South Africa has expanded its Rio range with the addition of a 1.6-litre sport model in both sedan and hatchback configurations. This new engine – a powerful four-cylinder with continuous variable valve timing (CCVT) – will be available with both a manual and automatic transmission, in the Korean manufacturer’s spunky B-segment contender.

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Kia Rio driver beats F1 driver to world ice racing title again

Third consecutive series win for Rio (SEOUL) February 3, 2006 — Kia Rio driver, Yvan Muller, has taken sufficient points in the final round of what is regarded as the World Championship for the unique motorsport of ice racing, the Andros Trophy, to beat former F1 Grand Prix World Champion Alain Prost and win the […]

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Kia Rio wins prestigious Autobest 2006 award

 New Kia Rio model beats Clio and Focus to take the Autobest 2006 title Influential motoring writers from 12 Central and Eastern European countries vote Rio as #1 for offering ‘great versatility’ (SEOUL) December 15, 2005 — A jury of influential motoring writers from 12 Eastern European countries has voted the Kia Rio winner of […]

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NEW KIA RIO HIT’S SOUTH AFRICAN SHORES

Kia Motors South Africa has launched an all-new Rio range, which comprises eight models: four sedans and now four hatchbacks, each body style available in two trim levels and with the choice of five-speed manual or four-speed automatic transmissions. All derivatives are powered by a new 1,4 DOHC litre petrol engine.

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