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Kia Rio

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RM 79,888
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Kia Rio Specs

Engine 1368 cc
Power 99 hp
Transmission Type Automatic
Driver Airbag Yes
Air Conditioner Yes
Power Steering Yes
Seating Capacity 5 Seats
Central Locking Yes
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Rio Pros & Cons

Things We Like in Rio
  • Efficient and economical engine
  • Roomy interiors
  • Advance audio system
Things We Dont Like in Rio
  • Light Steering wheel
  • No Diesel variant
  • Many exciting competitors

Recent Updates of Rio

The Rio sedan was launched in Malaysia only in January 2019. The car is positioned above the Picanto in Kia's lineup. Rio gives competition to the likes of Honda City and Toyota Vios. It impresses many with its practicality, thanks to the amount of space, decent performance, and comfortable ride quality on offer. It is blessed with all the typical Kia’s traits in and out, such as an aggressive looking tiger nose grille at the front, simple looking rear end and a minimalist but feature loaded and top quality interior cabin.

The Kia Rio has got a 1.4-litre four-cylinder petrol engine under its hood, which gets the option a 4-speed automatic torque converter gearbox. The mill produces a maximum power output of 107.5 PS and a peak torque output of 137 Nm of torque.

Kia Rio Price

The Rio is priced at RM 79,888 .

Kia Rio Variants

There are 1 variants available of Rio: 1.4 SX.

Kia Rio Power-trains

The Rio is powered by a 1368cc 4-cylinder Petrol engine produces 99 hp of power and 133 Nm of torque.

It comes with the option of a 4-Speed Automatic transmission gearbox.

Kia Rio Features

The feature list of Rio includes Central Locking, Power Door Locks, Anti Theft Device, Anti-Theft Alarm and Engine Immobilizer in terms of security.

Features for Comfort & Convenience include Air Conditioner, Power Windows Front, Power Windows Rear, Automatic Climate Control, Heater, Engine Start/Stop Button, Adjustable Seats, Height Adjustable Driver Seat, Electric Folding Rear View Mirror, Automatic Headlamps, Accessory Power Outlet, Power Steering, Multi-function Steering Wheel, Foldable Rear Seat, Remote Trunk Opener, Low Fuel Warning Light, Rear Seat Headrest, Cup Holders-Front, Bottle Holder, Vanity Mirror, Keyless Entry and Central Console Armrest.

Features for Entertainment & communication include FM/AM/Radio, Bluetooth Connectivity, CD Player, USB & Auxiliary Input, Speakers Front, Speakers Rear and Integrated 2DIN Audio.

Kia Rio Interior

The interior features include Tacho Meter, Electronic Multi Tripmeter, Fabric Upholstery, Leather Steering Wheel, Digital Clock and Digital Odometer.

Kia Rio Exterior

If we talk about the exterior features then it include Adjustable Headlights, Fog Lights Front, Fog Lights Rear, Power Adjustable Exterior Rear View Mirror, Rain Sensing Wiper, Rear Window Wiper, Rear Window Defogger, Alloy Wheels, Tinted Glass, Centrally Mounted Fuel Tank, Rear Spoiler, Outside Rear View Mirror Turn Indicator, Integrated Antenna and Remote Fuel Lid Opener.

Kia Rio Safety

The safety features of the Model includes the Driver Airbag, Passenger Airbag, Side Airbag-Front, Child Safety Locks, Anti-Lock Braking System, Ebd, Vehicle Stability Control System, Rear Seat Belts, Seat Belt Warning, Day & Night Rear View Mirror, Height Adjustable Front Seat Belts, Rear Camera, Parking Sensors, Crash Sensor, Engine Check Warning, Front Impact Beams, Side Impact Beams and Door Ajar Warning.

Kia Rio Competitors

The Rio Competitors are: Kia Cerato, Volkswagen Polo, Chevrolet Sonic Hatchback, Volkswagen Vento and Ford Fiesta.

Kia Rio 2020 Price List

Variant Price Specifications  
Kia Rio 1.4 SX RM 79,888 *
OTR Price
1368 cc, 99 hp, Automatic, Petrol
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Kia Rio Colors

Rio is available in 4 different colors - Signal Red, Clear White, Silky Silver and Smoke Blue.

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Kia Rio Review

  • Rio Overview
  • Kia Rio Interior & Features
  • Rio Exterior
  • Kia Rio Mileage Running Cost
  • Rio Engine & Fuel Consumption
  • Kia Rio Braking & Safety

Rio Overview

The latest Kia Rio is a subcompact car which is manufactured by the South Korean auto maker Kia since August 2000 with its three generations. In Malaysian auto market, the Kia has introduced this amazing car in 5-door hatchback body style. It is made available in two variants which shares most of the features: 1.4 EX and 1.4 SX. Both of these variants of Kia Rio are powered with a standard fuel efficient petrol engine, a 1.4 litre DOHC MPI CVVT Gamma which is employed with CVVT (Continuously Variable Valve Timing) feature that results in better power and decent performance. This 1.4 litre DOHC MPI CVVT Gamma engine has the capacity of generating 109 PS of maximum power output at 6300 rpm, along with the highest torque generated 137 Nm at 4200 rpm. Also, it is linked with automatic 4-speed automatic transmission to provide better handling to the driver.E
In 2010, the Rio was face lifted to consolidate a stylish radiator “Tiger Nose” grille for its next generation. Alongside, it has created a glimpse of sophistication with its stylish exterior design line that comprises projector headlamps enclosing LED Daytime Running light and static Bending light, body colored door handles, electrically adjustable side mirrors with electric folding feature, integrated with LED side repeater and stylish sunroof in the 1.4 SX variant. However on the inside, black colored upholstery, high tech Arkamys audio system with 6 superior quality speakers, air conditioning system (Manual in 1.4 EX and fully automatic in 1.4 SX), front and rear windows thatE are powered with automatic driver’s up and down function and the multi-function steering wheel is employed with audio controls and Bluetooth connectivity makes its occupants to relax and ride for long. For safety and reliability, this amazing hatchback proposes number of safety aspects such as six airbags (Dual front, side and curtain airbags), Electronic Stability Control (ESC) for vehicle’s stability, Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Electronic Brake Force Distribution (EBD), Brake Assist System (BAS), Traction Control System (TCS) and ISOFIX child anchor. Hence, this 5-door brings out the “Style” in your lifestyle.

Kia Rio Interior & Features

As the exterior of this stylish hatchback suggests liveliness, the interior shows similar appeal. However, it is handsome and business-like due to fitted premium quality upholstery which is black in color. The nicely finished dashboard comprises high tech Arkamys audio system with 6 superior quality speakers, along with air conditioning system (Manual in 1.4 EX and fully automatic in 1.4 SX) and advance trip computer with illumination. The centre facia trim embellished with metal detailing enhances the overall appearance of the cockpit. The seating inside the cabin of latest Rio, is fitted with active head restrain and adjustable sliding centre armrest which not only increaseEs the elegance inside, but also provides convenience to its occupants. Alongside, you can also enjoy driving to your adjustable higher driving position having the wider view of the road ahead. Further, the driving pedals adorned with aluminum detailing and 60:40 split folding rear seat with headrest adjuster is also available to make your drive more interesting till you reach the destination.

Interior Comfort

Rio offers comfort in the seating positions including front seats with active head restrain and sliding centre armrest, and rear seats with headrest adjuster to its occupants. The rear seats comes with 60:40 split folding feature, providing more space to store your extra luggage. Equipped seat belts increases the comfort with its 3-point ELR type and height adjuster which also keep you safe at the time of sudden braking. To provide a pleasing and useful aspect to its consumer, the Rio is fitted with advance glove box enclosing cooling and illumination function. Also, it has front and rear windows that are powered with automatic driver’s up and down function, along with a safety window which is equipped at driver’s side only. For easy driving, the steering wheel is employed with audio controls and Bluetooth connectivity, Moreover, the 1.4 SX variant of this hatchback comes with Push start and engine stop button which ignites the engine with just a touch of finger.

Interior Measurements

The latest Kia Rio has large and spacious cabin which also offers enough boot space to store your luggage, accessories and belongings. This hatchback offers the maximum boot volume of 288 litres when the rear seats are placed upright. This boot volume can also be extend further with its 60:40 folding rear seats.

Stereo and Accessories

Operating an advance audio system, the new Kia Rio lets its occupants enjoy the ride effectively. The embedded Arkamys audio system with high quality six speakers is an add-on to your excitement during the ride. The stereo system embrace a radio, CD player and MP3 Player which also comes with additional power outlets including AUX interface. You can simply connect your phone with USB and iPod connectivity to listen to your desirable music. Moreover, controlling your audio system would be easy, as the steering wheel of this amazing car comes with audio controls and Bluetooth connectivity. This Bluetooth connectivity feature lets you talk over the phone while driving with an easy access.

Rio Exterior

This stylish new hatchback by Kia, has brought fresh looks to the Malaysian auto market. Rio shows a perfect blend of elegance, sportiness and refinement. Its expressive exterior design has thrown away the bland shapes and generic looks of its predecessor, and enhanced with crisp and well-organized design line, influenced collectively with all, that does well in its segment. The distinctive front layout with positioned Kia logo is set against the dynamic background with appealing design of Tiger Nose Radiator Grille to propose the cooling environment of the engine. Along with it, the projector headlamps comprising LED Daytime Running light and static Bending light makes further enhancements to its front profile. Tinted solar band windshield glass gives a clear vision to the driver, and body colored door handles shows off its appealing side profile. Also, the electrically adjustable side mirrors with electric folding feature and integrated with LED side repeater helps you to give the clear rear view vision. Front fog lamps and sunroof is made available with the 1.4 SX variant of New Kia Rio.

Exterior Measurements

The overall L x W x H dimensions for all the variants of New Kia Rio remain standard at 4050 mm X 1720 mm X 1455 mm. Whilst, the wheelbase for the Rio is 2570 mm which is quite impressive for a hatchback.


Both of the variants of latest Kia Rio are employed with different sized alloy wheels to express their robustness and sportiness. The 1.4 EX variant is appointed with 16 inch alloy wheels, embracing 195/55 R16 tyre size, whereas the 1.4 SX variant employs 17 inch alloy wheels with tyre size of 205/45 R17.

Kia Rio Mileage Running Cost

Fuel efficient petrol engine equipped in the New Kia Rio, gives out great performance considering both the aspects, the power and the fuel economy. The petrol engine, 1.4 DOHC MPI CVVT GAMMA gives a decent mileage of 16.6 km/l. The fuel tank has a capacity of 43 litres.

Rio Engine & Fuel Consumption

EThe new Kia Rio is powered with an efficient engine, 1.4 DOHC MPI CVVT GAMMA which provides great performance when it comes to power and fuel economy. The appointed petrol engine is employed with CVVT (Continuously Variable Valve Timing) feature which contributes in its decent performance. The 1.4 litre DOHC MPI CVVT Gamma engine produces the maximum power output of 109 PS at 6300 rpm, along with the maximum torque generated 137 Nm at 4200 rotations per minute. For firm driving, all the variants of the Rio is linked with automatic 4-speed transmission gearbox.


Equipped with 1.4 litre DOHC MPI CVVT Gamma engine is capable enough to generate the maximum power output of 109 PS at 6300 rpm and the peak torque is about 137 Nm in 4200 rpm.

Acceleration & PickupE

The equipped 1.4 DOHC MPI CVVT GAMMA engine is quite fast and gives amazing performance. This engine takes 11.1 seconds to reach the speed mark of 100 km/h from halt. However, the top speed remains as 183 km/h.

Kia Rio Braking & Safety

Being a dynamic hatchback, the latest Kia Rio is provided with ventilated disc brakes for front and solid disc brakes for the rear. For easy handling, the front suspension comes with McPherson struts and stabilizer and the rear suspension is programmed with coupled torsion beam axle (CTBA). Alongside, to enhance the dynamics of the vehicle this hatchback is provided with Vehicle Stability Management (VSM) which comprises Electronic Stability Control (ESC) enabling the driver to reduce the danger of skidding, Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) which prevents the wheels from locking up at the time of braking, Electronic Brake Force Distribution (EBD) varying the amount of force applied on the brakes individually, Brake Assist System (BAS) increasing the braking pressure at the time of emergency and Traction Control System (TCS) which prevents the loss of traction.

Safety and Security

Provided with advance active and passive safety aspects, the latest edition of Kia Rio makes its occupants feel safe during the ride. This hatchback offers number of safety features such as six airbags (Dual front, side and curtain airbags), Vehicle Stability Management (VSM) enclosing Electronic Stability Control (ESC) that let the driver to reduce the danger of skidding or loss of traction, Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) which prevents the wheels from locking up at the time of braking, Electronic Brake Force Distribution (EBD) which varies the amount of force applied on the brakes individually, BrakeE Assist System (BAS) increasing the braking pressure at the time of emergency and Traction Control System (TCS) which regulates the loss of traction. Further, it has ISOFIX child anchor and a rear parking assist system system which aids in safe parking.

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    Anthony Sep 14, 2020 for Kia Rio

    I own Kia Rio for last few years and my view on the car is pretty good. I feel this car is indeed a decent subcompact car. The infotainment system of this car is pretty up to the standard and that is inclusive of Apple Car Play or Android Auto. The handling of this car is pretty satisfactory. I have Read More

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    Alan Sep 04, 2019 for Kia Rio

    Last year, I finally started my business and within a year I had a very good profit to buy my all time favourite, my dream car –the Suzuki Jimny. I always had a desire to ride in this masculine gleaming car and since I became the proud owner of this amazing car I have been living my dream to the Read More

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    Tommy Sep 12, 2018 for Kia Rio

    I am absolute fond of Cars. After driving cars from Honda family for long recently decided to switch over to Kia. Since one of my friend suggested me to opt for Kia Rio I felt let’s find out more about this car. Though overall the performance of the car is average as per my opinion. One of the biggest setbacks Read More

Kia Rio FAQ

What are the Safety Features Available in Kia Rio?

The safety features available in Kia Rio Below:

Feature Value
Driver Airbag Yes
Passenger Airbag Yes
Side Airbag-Front Yes
Child Safety Locks Yes
Anti-Lock Braking System Yes
Ebd Yes
Vehicle Stability Control System Yes
Rear Seat Belts Yes
Seat Belt Warning Yes
Day & Night Rear View Mirror Yes
Height Adjustable Front Seat Belts Yes
Rear Camera Yes
Parking Sensors Yes
Crash Sensor Yes
Engine Check Warning Yes
Tyre Pressure Monitor No
Front Impact Beams Yes
Side Impact Beams Yes
Door Ajar Warning Yes
What are the Dimensions of Kia Rio?

Below are the Dimensions of Kia Rio:

Feature Value
Cargo Volume 325 L
Seating Capacity 5 Seats
Fuel Tank Capacity (litres) 45 L
Length 4065 mm
Width 1725 mm
Height 1460 mm
Wheel Base 2580 mm
Front Tread 1518 mm
Rear Tread 1524 mm
No Of Doors 5
What is the Engine Capacity of Kia Rio?

Kia Rio comes with 1 variants. The Top variant 1.4 SX:

Engine Specification
Engine 1368 cc
Power 99 hp

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