FIRST previewed at the ASEAN Auto Show 2015, the much-awaited all-new Rio Sedan is finally launched here in Malaysia. The B-segment sedan is aiming for the market of the young and trendy who are looking for a vehicle to suit their lifestyle.
“The Rio has consistently been the world’s number one best-selling Kia having sold over 2,000,000 vehicles sold since its global introduction and it is no different here in Malaysia. Its striking modern design, impressive levels of safety and intelligent use of space has made it critical and commercial success locally. With a sales target of 1,403 units, we expect the Rio Sedan to contribute significantly to Naza Kia Malaysia’s sales performance in 2016 of 6,107 unit total sales,” said Dato’ Samson Anand George, Group of Chief Operating Officer, Automotive Group, Naza Corporation Holdings.
Powered by Kia’s GAMMA 1.4 MPI DOHC CVVT engine, the car produces 109 PS and 137 Nm of torque to the wheels via a four speed automatic transmission. For improved ride quality and increased stability, Rio Sedan is fitted with a MacPherson struts at the front axle and couple torsion beam at the rear.
The all-new Rio Sedan offers sporty design cues while providing fuel efficiency. Together with Kia;s signature ‘Tiger Nose’ grille insert, the car has been designed with similar geometric pattern found on other Kia. New bulb-type daytime running lights gives the car stronger visual presence.
To match the modern and aggressive exterior styling, the high quality interior receives tilt and telescopic steering for ergonomics. In addition, the audio, Bluetooth and Head unit (Radio+CD+MP3+RDS+AUX+USB connectivity) are all can be controlled from the steering wheel.
Safety-wise, the Rio Sedan is packed with class-leading safety features for optimum protection for its occupants. Four-disc brakes, anti-lock brake system (ABS), tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS), electronic stability control (ESC), vehicle stability management (VSM) and hill-start assist control (HAC) are among prominent safety features.
Priced at RM 72,888, the exciting Rio Sedan is available in Bright Silver, Signal Red, Deep Blue and Clear White. It is also comes with five years warranty with unlimited mileage with terms and conditions applied.
In conjunction to Chinese New Year celebration, Naza Kia is having a campaign for new models, with RM2000 ang pow for the festive season. Apart from that, Naza Kia Malaysia is offering customers to own a new Kia from as low as RM10,000. The company is also having demo car sales as well as warehouse sales for Kia genuine parts.
Head to your nearest Kia showroom today for more details.