2018 Kia Rio and Rio 5-Door New York Debut Release Details and Specs
We’ve seen the wonders the previous generations of the Kia Rio can do, with superb fuel economy, turn-on-a-dime handling, and Kia’s signature brand of design excellence and fun. But the all-new fourth generation of the Rio and the Rio 5-Door, set for the 2018 model year, offers the most refined design yet, with revamps and improvements to several areas of the vehicle, including a wider wheelbase and new interior features!
And if 2018 seems like a long ways away, consider that the 2018 Kia Rio and 2018 Kia Rio 5-Door will debut at the New York International Auto Show, which opens to the public April 14, 2017 and runs through April 23!
Read on for more details of the Rio’s redesign, and to see some pics!
Features of the 2018 Kia Rio and 2018 Kia Rio 5-Door
The 2018 Kia Rio and the 2018 Rio 5-Door will continue the tradition of fun handling and smooth driving that has helped make this model the top-selling Kia globally, with expanded room on the inside and new design elements as it moves from the third generation to the fourth generation of the model’s history.
Please note that the 2018 Rio is a subcompact car, while the 2018 Rio 5-Door is a hatchback with more cargo room – 32.8 cubic feet with the rear seats folded, to be exact!
- Expected to have improved fuel economy from 2017’s 31 combined mpg.
- Improved passenger room from 2017.
- Wider wheelbase: Up to 101.6 inches for standard and 5-Door models.
- Longer vehicle: Standard Rio will be 172.6 inches / 5-Door will be 160.0 inches.
- Bi-level tray for smartphones, other portable devices.
- Shorter overhangs and thinner tail lights.
- Lower stance.
- Wheels pushed to the corners.
- Available UVO3 eServices, with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, navigation, more.
- Expected to receive the IIHS Top Safety designation.
Release Date for the 2018 Kia Rio Family
While no firm release date has been set for the 2018 Rio and 2018 Rio 5-Door, now that the vehicle is making the rounds at auto shows, that usually means it’s only a few months away from reaching lots.
Our educated estimate is that the 2018 Rio will be available for purchase in the late summer/fall of 2017, but we will keep you posted with updates on this redesigned subcompact!
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