A greater contribution to the technology load is one of the main novelties that the updated 2021 Kia Rio will receive, a model that will go on sale in our country most likely later this year.
From a mechanical point of view, the major novelty in this 2021 Kia Rio update from the B-segment utility vehicle is found in the unprecedented lightweight micro-hybrid hybrid version with the 48V system. Thanks to the incorporation of these technologies, the revamped Rio will be able to receive the environmental label ECO, with the advantages in terms of circulation, taxes, parking and tolls required by this badge.
Exterior & Interior
Aesthetic evolution in this utility vehicle update. The front features new revisions to the signature Tiger Noise-style grille, aesthetic changes to the exterior which will be accompanied by new 16-inch alloy wheels, redesigned bumpers and new headlamps with LED lighting technology.
On the passenger side, a new 8 “touchscreen and a new technical connectivity program stands out, allowing two smartphones to be connected simultaneously thanks to system compatibility with Apple CarPlay technology and Android Auto. You can combine an additional 4.2-inch digital display to the conventional analog meter on the instrument panel behind the wheel.
2021 Kia Rio Colors
This is the available 2021 Kia Rio exterior color options, check the colors list below:
- Perennial Grey (New Colors)
- Sporty Blue (New Colors)
- Aurora Black Pearl
- Clear White
- Silky Silver
- Currant Red
- Deep Sea Blue
- Phantom Gray
- Deep Sienna Brown
- Most Yellow
- Platinum Graphite
2021 Kia Rio Specs
The new 2021 Kia Rio with the T-GDi 1.0 micro-hybrid engine belongs to the new SmartStream family of powertrains and will be available with two power levels (100 and 120 hp). For a more powerful 120 hp engine, the torque has also increased by 16 percent to a total of 200 Nm. The gear type chosen was a six-speed manual with an electronic clutch.
In addition to this Smarstream 1.0 T-GDi 48V microhybrid engine, you can also opt for the 84 hp 1.2 natural aspirated petrol engine, a mechanism that will be combined with a dual clutch seven-speed automatic transmission.
By adopting 48V light hybrid technology, this 2021 Kia Rio improves power delivery at certain moments thanks to the help of a small electric motor which also recharges the battery. As well as increased driving sensation, fuel consumption could also be reduced by about 10 percent, according to preliminary technical data submitted by the South Korean company.
As for the safety and driving assistance systems of this 2021 Kia Rio updated model, it should be mentioned systems such as driver fatigue alerts, automatic emergency braking for pedestrians or cyclists, blind spot sensors or warnings. Accidental change of path. In some versions an active lane control system with steering wheel intervention (level 2 semi-autonomous drive) can also be incorporated.