The 2016 Kia Rio sedan debuted at the Chicago Auto Show in early 2015 – the new model year has an interior refresh and some updated design cues. And, it still offers tons of fuel economy. The Rio, which will soon be available at Sansone Jr.’s 66 Automall, was already a standout because of the standard equipment offered, however, it will stand out more with the long list of standard features and the “grown up” styling.
The 2016 Kia Rio now looks wider and has a more aggressive stance with new front and rear fascias. It also features a revised grille – the new grille features the geometric pattern you see on the Soul and the Optima. The new fog light surrounds features satin finish bezels. The lights are now closer together – moved inward – which also adds to the aggressive look given to the new model year Kia Rio.
The lower front and rear valances received horizontal planes; and the rear reflectors are newly redesigned. Instead of moving the rear reflectors inward, Kia moved those outward so they are at the far corner of the vehicle. Lastly, Kia added two new colors for consumers to choose from: Urban blue and digital yellow.
Interior Features and Updates
New interior features include more high-density foam in the A and B pillars, premium touch points, new technology, and in the EX only, a new two-tone designer package. Additional changes include satin-finish bezels and a piano black center console outlines the ancillary controls and the audio system.
The EX designer package features black cloth seats, gray leatherette trim with gray stitching, gray stitching on the steering wheel, gray padded door panel inserts, gray stitching on the shifter boot and gray stitching on the center console.
The sedan and the CUV are offer in the LX, EX and SX trim levels. The LX features rear disc brakes, electric power steering, air conditioning, SiriusXM satellite radio, auxiliary and USB audio jacks, vehicle stability management and hill start assist control as standard equipment.
The EX features one-touch up and down/auto up for the driver’s windows, remote keyless entry, cruise control and a tilt and telescopic steering column. The SX adds everything the EX has plus17-inch alloy wheels, 11-inch ventilated front brakes, a sport-tuned suspension, and paddle shifters mounted on a leather steering wheel. Additional features on the SX include a rear camera, upgraded navigation, push-button start, leather seats, heated front seats and a power sunroof.
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