Kia has unveiled its new Rio GT-Line supermini, offering CO2 emissions of 107g/km and official combined fuel economy of 60.1mpg.
Arriving in UK showrooms during the spring, it is the latest model to be available in sporty GT-Line specification following the recent introduction of the trim level to Sportage, Picanto and Sorento models.
Michael Cole, chief operating officer for Kia Motors Europe, said: “The Rio is one of Kia’s best selling cars globally, and we have already sold more than 54,000 units of the new model in Europe after it went on sale in the first quarter of 2017.
"The new GT-Line specification enhances the car’s desirability and will help grow Rio sales in 2018 and beyond, thanks to its range of comfort and safety features, superb versatility, and confident, sporty styling.”
The Rio GT-Line will initially be available with Kia’s 1.0-litre T-GDi petrol engine, which produces 120PS and 171Nm of torque. From Q3 2018, the Rio GT-Line will also be available with naturally-aspirated 1.25- or 1.4-litre petrol MPi engines, and a seven-speed double clutch transmission.
GT-Line trim also features new design features, such as a gloss-black and chrome ‘tiger-nose’ grille, GT-Line 17-inch alloy wheels, and ‘ice-cube’ LED fog lamps, echoing those of the Ceed GT and Pro_ceed GT. The exterior is finished with twin exhaust tips, LED daytime running lights, chrome window trim, a gloss black roof spoiler and sill highlights.
The interior has a number of unique GT-Line features. The seats are finished in black synthetic leather and cloth with contrast grey stitching, while it also includes a new leather steering wheel.