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Kia Rio US Introducing , priced from $ 16,000

The Korean automaker launched a new version, updated with a new price of 16,050 USD for the standard version.

With a design similar to the European version, the American Rio 2021 features a more sporty front mask with a modified grille. The model adopts a central intake with a grid pattern.

Key changes in the cabin come from a larger 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay compatibility and wireless Android Auto.

Rio is equipped with a 1.6-liter 4-cylinder engine that produces 120 horsepower and 152 Nm of torque. It is connected to a CVT gearbox, allowing the car to be more fuel efficient with 8.6 liters / 100 km in the city, 6.9 liters / 100 km on the highway and a mixed 7.8 liters / 100 km.

The top-of-the-line Rio S has a starting price of $ 16,690 (equivalent to 385 million dong) and a worthwhile upgrade with the addition of cruise control, smart key and alarm. Customers also get foldable rear seats, a rear USB charger and a front center armrest.

More importantly, the Rio S can be equipped with a new technology package for $ 1,800 (equivalent to 41 million). Add 15-inch alloy wheels, push button start and automatic climate control. The package also includes LED headlights, Sirius satellite radio and a larger 4.2-inch instrument cluster display.

This package adds a host of driver assistance systems like forward collision avoidance with pedestrian detection, lane departure assist, and lane departure warning. Supports to extend the light when stepping on the steering wheel and warn of vehicles crossing when reversing.

The 5-door Rio also gets the same upgrades as the sedan. However, only available in the S version with a starting price of $ 16,990.

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