While the old models looked soft and bubbly, the 2018 Rio appears more chiseled and defined. So the redesigned body gives off specific impressions, but how different is the car really? Kia offered the 2006 sedan as the Rio and Rio LX, the LX trim included power steering, air conditioning, and CD player. You may, however, change your cookie settings at any time; if you disable your cookies, some of the information you see on our website may be inaccurate or not applicable.
The rears on both models look as if they’ve been doing squats, thanks to redesigns of the bumper, hatch, and taillights. Contents First generation (DC; 2000–2005) The first-generation Kia Rio (referred to as the «DC») was offered in both four-door sedan and five-door station wagon body styles. Second generation (JB; 2005–2011) Kia introduced the second generation (JB) in the early 2005 model year in Europe and for model year 2006 in North America, based on a redesigned platform shared with the Hyundai Accent. Rio Re-Up The previous-generation Rio didn’t have much depth to its front-end design, but that changes for 2018. Replacing the rounded, one-dimensional snout is a more sculpted and textured face.
The straight and easy-to-follow beltline gives off a faux stretched feel compared with the old model, especially on the sedan. Retrieved 26 December 2013. ^ «Kia Rio Stylus». Kia Motors Ecuador. The hatchback was renamed to Rio5 in the USA and Canada.