Kia presented in Germany the update of the fourth generation of the Kia Rio, which will now have a soft hybridization system and will be on sale in Europe from July

The Kia rio It has become one of the most popular cars of the brand, and is that thanks to its design and performance, the Rio is an excellent mobility option at an affordable cost.

After its presentation in Germany, the version hatchback The popular Rio offers in its fourth generation an important update, which not only includes modifications on the exterior, but also an internal modification that adds the car to the global trend, carrying for the first time a gentle hybridization mechanics.

Kia uncovered this upgrade the Rio MkIV emphasizing its new motorization more friendly to the environment. The Kia Rio innovates with a variant with a 1.0-liter 100-horsepower turbo engine that is assisted by a 48V electric pack. East Mild Hybrid EV For the first time in a Rio, it has the intelligent six-speed ‘clutch-by-wire’ manual transmission system that optimizes consumption. It can also be managed by a seven-ratio dual-clutch automatic.

KIA RIO HATCHBACK.
Credit: Courtesy Kia.

According to the LT portal, the new version of the Rio will be added to another 1.2-liter aspirated engine that develops 84 horsepower.

Inside, the new Kia Rio incorporates a new 8 ″ central screen with the Phase II of the system UVO Connect, which links seamlessly with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. For the driver, driving information is provided through a 4.2-inch screen in the center of the instrument cluster.

Regarding safety, autonomous emergency braking with cyclist and pedestrian detection, lane keeping alert, driver fatigue alarm and blind spot alert are equipped as standard. The better equipped versions can add the correction of the trajectory when detecting people or objects in the blind spot, intelligent cruise control and lane maintenance assistant (which also intervenes the vehicle direction); In addition, rear cross traffic alert and rear occupant alert are added, which prevents the forgetfulness of children in the car.

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