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New Rio

New Rio

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from £12,135
  • Lane Departure Warning System (LDWS)
  • Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB)
  • Android Auto™ & Apple CarPlay™
  • 7" Touchscreen Satellite Navigation with RDS and DAB
In every way, the Kia Rio is designed to turn heads. Stunning to look at, our dynamic new hatchback has a lot to offer: a superior level of comfort and equipment unprecedented in its class, the latest audio technology and safety features, combined with low running costs.  Add to that Kia's pioneering 7 year/100,000 mile warranty and you have a car that's guaranteed to be admired.

Efficiency of the New Rio

The 1.1-litre diesel, stop/start fitted Kia Rio is rated the cleanest traditionally fuelled car on the planet, producing just 85g/km of CO2 emissions. In addition, it can also achieve 88.3mpg. Hence, this car is exempt both from the London Congestion Charge and from Road Tax.

As an added bonus, The Kia Rio brings low insurance premiums in its clean wake, thus making it attractive for young drivers and city dwellers. Indeed, the 107bhp 1.4-litre petrol model, the most powerful version, delivers a surprsing 51.4mpg combined fuel economy figure, needing only £95 a year in tax.

In addition, the Rio bears a seven-year warranty and for an extra £259, Kia’s service package will cover the first three services, thus making the Kia Rio one of the UK’s cheapest running cars.


The Kia Rio's interior is spacious for a “super mini”. The rear seats are blessed with good head and legroom, and a low profile transmission tunnel makes carrying five people surprisingly easy. The front cabin is excellent too, claiming class-leading space, and even very tall people find the Kia comfortable.

Interior noise levels are impressively low, and on bumpy or rutted roads, shocks are absorbed with ease, making this small car very pleasant to drive.

In front, the heating control panel is placed above a useful storage area for small objects such as keys, or wallets, and mobile phones, while shallow door bins are still sufficient to hold a large water bottle.

The boot is a handy 288 litres – right up with the market leaders, and even with seats up the Rio is great for the weekly shop. A folding, split rear seat adds considerably to the boot space.


The Rio isKia’s first outing in the super mini class, and aims to be a cheaper alternative, introduced in 2011. More versions will be arriving during this year. This project continues Kia's upmarket range and offers some attractive engine choices.

There are two diesel units - 1.1-litre and 1.4; and two petrol engines - 1.25l and 1.4l. Of these four, the smaller, 74bhp diesel is Britain's lowest-emitting car. Ultimately, three-door and five-door versions will be available. The former arrived first in September 2011. The latter hits the road this year.

Drive quality

The Kia is a good urban car, dealing with road bumps and congestion more than adequately, especially with the impressive diesel engine which has proven to be extremely responsive. Mid-range acceleration is terrific, making the premium worthwhile.


- Air Conditioning

- Bluetooth® with Music Streaming

- 3.8" Radio display with RDS plus USB & AUX Ports

- Electronic Stability Control (ESC) & Vehicle Stability Management (VSM)

- Twin Front, Side & Curtain Airbags

- Steering Wheel Mounted Controls

- Bi-Function Projection Headlights with LED Daytime Running Lights

- Body Coloured Bumpers, Door Mirrors & Exterior Door Handle

- Front Electric Windows

- Remote Central Door Locking with Fold-away Key



- Autonomous Emergency Braking and Lane Departure Warning system

- Bluetooth® with Music Streaming

- 5" Colour Display with RDS & DAB plus USB & AUX Ports

- 6-speaker Audio System

- 15" Alloy Wheels

- Electrically Folding, Adjustable & Heated Door Mirrors with LED Indicator Lights

- Leather Trimmed Steering Wheel & Gearshift

- Cruise Control and Speed Limiter

- Front & Rear Electric Windows

- Reversing Camera with Dynamic Guidelines and Rear Parking Sensors


- Autonomous Emergency Braking and Lane Departure Warning system

- 7" Touchscreen Satellite Navigation with RDS & DAB

- Automatic Air Conditioning

- Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™

- 16" Alloy Wheels

- Black Faux Leather Upholstery

- Bluetooth® with Voice Recognition and Music Streaming

- Cruise Control and Speed Limiter

- Rain Sensing Front Wipers

- Heated Front Seats and Steering Wheel

Rio 'Pulse'

Kia Rio Pulse

From £14,595

  • - Two-Tone Vinyl Decal Roof (Red)
  • - Red Mirror Caps and Side Skirt Trims
  • - 17" Alloy Wheels
  • - Privacy Glass (Rear Windows & Tailgate)
  • - Bluetooth® with Music Streaming
  • - 5" Colour Display with RDS & DAB plus USB & AUX Ports
  • - 6-speaker Audio System
  • - Reversing Camera with Dynamic Guidelines and Rear Parking Sensors
  • - Black and Red Faux Leather Upholstery
  • - Stainless Steel Pedals


Downeys Kia Northern Ireland

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Why not give us a call today?
028 9181 2525
  • Downeys Newtownards
    39 Portaferry Road
    Northern Ireland
    BT23 8NN

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