Kia Rio 2020 – the new Kia Rio


The new Kia Rio 4 generation sedan of 2019-2020 is ready to start sales in the Russian market in August 2020. In our review Kio Rio new body 2019-2019-2020 with 4 doors for Russia – photo, price, specifications and specifications of one of the most anticipated novelties of the Russian market from the Korean manufacturer in 2020-2019. A new generation brother Hyundai Solaris has already managed to stand on the conveyor of the Hyundai-Kia plant near St. Petersburg. The exact price of the new Kia Rio sedan has not yet been announced, but according to preliminary information the price of the novelty will remain at the level of the pre-reform model in the range from 650 to 950 thousand rubles.

About the upcoming generation change, the Kia Rio model became known as early as the fall of 2016 when, as part of the auto show in the Chinese city of Guangzhou, they presented a new generation of the Kia K2 sedan for the Chinese automobile market. In fact, the Chinese Kia K2 and the Russian Kia Rio twin brothers differ only in small details.


That’s just our Rio with the original falshradiatornoy grille (narrow slot), modified front and rear bumpers (in front of a larger and expressive lower air intake, a different arrangement of LED daytime running lights and fog lamps), behind the other configuration of fog lamps and a powerful insert with a frame for fastening License plate. The LED garland of the rear position lamps connected by a neat jumper is present and decorates the stern of a budget sedan.

  • The outer overall dimensions of the body of the Russian Kia Rio 2019-2020 are 4400 mm in length, 1740 mm in width, 1470 mm in height, with 2600 mm of wheelbase and 160 mm of ground clearance.
  • Compared with the “old” sedan Kio Rio new generation of the model added to the length of 23 mm, with the distance between the axles increased by 30 mm and a width of 40 mm. Body height and ground clearance remained the same.


If the exterior design and there are no differences between the Chinese and Russian versions of the new generation Korean budget sedan, then looking into the salon of the new Kia Rio, we reveal the complete copying of the interior of the Chinese Kia K2. Even though the 7-inch color screen of the multimedia system is set low enough under the vent deflectors on the center console, and not as comfortable as in the saloon of the European Kia Rio 4 , there are no questions to ergonomics. Everything is correct, strictly, conveniently and functionally. At the same time the manufacturer offers a lot of modern equipment, for which you can forgive flaws.

From the options it is necessary to highlight the heating of the windshield, heated not only the steering and front seats, but also the rear seats, navigation, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay interfaces, climate control with a modern control unit, parktronic, rear-view camera, keyless entry system and Engine start / stop button, 6 airbags, headlights with optics lenses, supplemented by sections that highlight the turn.


In the basic equipment of the equipment is not so much, but there is an ERA-GLONASS system and a pair of front airbags, ABS and ESP, an onboard computer, a central remote control with a remote control, mirrors with electric drive and heating, power windows, steering column and driver’s seat height adjustment, Separate folding back of the rear seats and even tire pressure sensors.


The useful volume of the luggage compartment was stung, however, from 500 liters to 480 liters. But the volume of the fuel tank, on the contrary, increased by as much as 7 liters to an excellent figure of 50 liters.


Technical characteristics of the sedan Kia Rio 2019-2020 for the market. The new Kia Rio is based on the platform of the predecessor (the MacPherson strut in the front and the torsion beam behind), but … the suspension is substantially modernized. Changed the track of the front and rear wheels, apply different angles of installation of wheels and rear shock absorbers. The power steering was replaced by an electric power steering. With an eye on the soplatformnogo brother Hendai Solaris, we can say that such innovations have benefited.
For the 4th generation of the Kia Rio sedan, two petrol four-cylinder atmospheric engines are offered, combined with 6 manual transmissions and 6 automatic transmissions.

  • The initial engine is 1.4 Kappa MPI (100 HP 132 Nm).
  • More powerful 1.6 Gamma MPI (123 HP 151 Nm).