Kia brings substantial changes to 2018 Rio platform

By Product Expert | Posted in Kia Rio on Tuesday, May 9th, 2017 at 3:50 pm
Changes made to the 2018 Kia Rio

Changes for the 2018 Kia Rio

The Kia Rio has been one of the longest serving models in the automaker’s lineup. An all new version, marking the vehicle’s fourth generation, was unveiled in New York a few months ago. Kia designers in Europe, the U.S. and Korea all collaborated to make the 2018 Kia Rio a class leader by building the car to be a style leader, well-equipped and wonderfully fuel efficient. The changes made for the new 2018 Kia Rio include an upgrade to the vehicle’s infotainment system which includes smartphone integration. Additionally, the 2018 Kia Rio comes in sedan and hatchback body styles.

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“Value has always been a core tenet for the Kia brand and the all-new Rio sedan and 5-door continue to underscore our commitment to those buyers looking for an entry-level vehicle but desire more than what the subcompact segment currently offers,” Orth Hedrick, vice president of product planning, KMA said in a press release.  “This fourth-generation Rio makes significant improvements over its predecessor in design, technology and passenger comfort, resulting in an even better value proposition for our customers while raising the bar in the small-car segment.”

Quick Facts about the 2018 Kia Rio

  • Seven-inch touchscreen hosts UVO3 infotainment system
  • UVO3 is Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatible
  • Autonomous Emergency Braking is offered on both versions

What is different for the 2018 Rio?

Both the sedan and hatchback versions of the 2018 Kia Rio have been lengthened to provide more passengers space. Also, both body styles offer a wider and lower stance to give the vehicle a more athletic look on the road. A lot of attention was paid to the materials used inside of the 2018 Rio. The instrument panel is designed to make it as easy as possible for the driver to get the information they need as well as access controls.

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If you would like to learn more about the changes made to the 2018 Kia Rio, contact a Team Gunther Kia sales professional today.