Improved Exterior Styling
From the outside, the 2018 Kia Rio hatchback definitely looks different from the previous model. Kia engineers changed the overall silhouette of the vehicle by adding sculpted exterior lines. It also has a more aerodynamic profile, helping it to sit low to the ground for a sportier edge. The car is wider, making it look strong and athletic when it’s cruising on the streets.
The cabin of the 2018 model also boasts some high-end extras. The floating display screen is unique, sitting right in the middle of the dashboard for easier access from either side. You can also upgrade to the available leather and cloth seat trim, which comes in eye-catching red that looks sporty and chic. The interior was also redesigned to add room for everyone inside, whether you’re up front or relaxing in the rear.
You can also cart around more gear since the cargo area is larger this year, and it comes standard with a cargo cover. It boasts extra legroom and shoulder room for all passengers. Although it falls into the compact segment, the 2018 Rio hatchback feels downright roomy inside.
When you’re on your daily commute or heading out on a road trip, the tech features within this hatchback will help make the experience more enjoyable. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration are available through the UVO display screen. The vehicle will come in three available trim levels, each packed with its own set of features. Every model also has Bluetooth connectivity for streaming audio and phone.
For most drivers, safety is a top concern. The 2018 Rio hatchback won’t disappoint in this area. It comes standard with the necessities, like electronic stability control and management for improved steering, and hill-start assist, which is especially helpful when you’re parked on a steep incline. Add the autonomous emergency braking feature to protect yourself in the event that someone in front of you stops suddenly. Another available safety feature includes a rearview camera, which comes standard on the mid-level trim.
A hatchback vehicle is fun and functional for just about any driver, but the 2018 Kia Rio hatchback is one of the best options available. With its increased interior space, you can transport more friends or family members, or just use the extra room to carry your important items in the back. It also has the upgraded tech features and safety options that will make your drives more enjoyable and secure.
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