10 May 2012
Praised for its style and practicality, Diesel Car admired the roomy, well equipped interior, as well as the seven year warranty, and commented that Rio "proves you don't have to compromise if you downsize".
Launched in August 2011, the all new Kia Rio also picked up Business Car Manager's "Best sub 100g/km business car" award, as well as scooping the WhatCar? "Ultra-low carbon" award earlier this year.
Diesel Car magazine's editor, Ian Robertson comments "Small size, big talent, the Kia Rio shows how good a modestly sized car can be. It's a downsizer's dream." "It looks good, drives with panache, and proves unarguably that a low price does not have to mean bargain basement." He added.
Michael Cole, Managing Director, Kia Motors UK Limited said: "It's a great honour to win yet another Diesel Car award, and I am particularly pleased that our all-new Rio has been recognised for its excellent value and great advantage in the all-important B-segment. Rio is winning lots of new friends, particularly in the retail market, and this award will strengthen its appeal amongst diesel fans."
Rio is available with four engine options - 1.25 litre and 1.4 litre petrol and 1.1 CRDI and 1.4 CRDI. Prices start at £9,995 on the road. For more details go to www.kia.co.uk
Small size, big talent, the Kia Rio shows how good a modestly sized car can be. It's a downsizer's dream Ian Robertson, Diesel Car magazine's editor