The start of sales one of the main novelties of the year is scheduled for August 1.
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Kia Motors Rus officially reports that on 17 July in Russia will begin taking orders for the sedan Rio the fourth generation, and from August 1 to the first customer cars will appear in salons of dealers.
The company reminds that the new Rio, like its predecessor, was developed specifically for the Russian market, at its creation were taken into account wishes of Russian consumers and the local features of operation. Car for Russia, produced in our country, it has a different body type and size, its range of engines, different suspension settings and equipment. Recall, the fourth generation Kia Rio was created on the new platform, which has grown its dimensions: length — 4400 mm (the increase amounted to 23 mm), width — 1740 mm (+40 mm), height — 1470 mm. the new car’s Wheelbase — 2600 mm (+30 mm).
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The new Kia Rio is already produced at the plant in St. Petersburg, according to the technology of a full cycle, including welding and body painting. Localization level of the model is 47%.
St. Petersburg plant produces Rio since August 2011, after six years off the Assembly line 568 thousand cars of the third generation. Released we sell cars not only in Russia, but also export to Kazakhstan and Belarus.
With the start of accepting orders will be announced specifications and prices for a new generation of car, but we already know that motors, as the Solaris in Russia will be two 1.4 and 1.6 liters, capacity of 100 and 123 HP respectively, and they will be aggregated with 6-speed manual gearbox or 6-speed automatic.
- Chief editor of “driving” one of the first lucky enough to sit behind the wheel of Kia Rio the fourth generation, however, it was only a brief introductory test drive, but to see it he could. On first impressions, read the material of the author.
- First to market will be a sedan, well, there’s really not far off the new Rio hatchback, which probably will offer more, as is now fashionable, and the raised “crossover” version with a plastic body kit. But that being said, let’s wait and see.