Kia has announced the start of Russian sales of cars of the Rio 2022 model year. Rio sedans and Rio X hatchbacks have received minor exterior changes and are also available in new versions and with an additional body color.
The cost of the updated Rio sedan varies from 929,900 rubles. up to 1,284,900 rubles. The 2022 Rio X cross hatchback is available starting at RUB 1,049,900. up to 1,344,900 rubles.
The main external innovation was the appearance of a new corporate logo of the company with interconnected large letters “KIA” in the capital style, which debuted in early 2021. Rio became the third model of the brand in Russia, which got this emblem – after the Cerato sedan and the Soul crossover. Plus, a new body color called Liquid Sand (“beige metallic”) was added to the palette.
In addition, sedans and hatchbacks have a new Luxe AV package with a rear-view camera with dynamic markings, a light sensor and an upgraded infotainment complex with a touchscreen enlarged to 8 inches. Such a car is equipped with a 1.6-liter 123-horsepower engine, working in conjunction with a manual or automatic transmission.
Kia Rio remains the most popular foreign car in Russia. According to the Association of European Businesses (AEB), in 2021, from January to August, the model sold 56,585 units. For comparison, sales of the closest pursuer in the person of Hyundai Creta amounted to 49,548 cars.
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