Kia Rio

From RM 79,888 - 79,888
RM 893 | 9 years
RM 1,083 | 7 years
RM 1,426 |  5 years

Highlights

  • Premium looking interior
  • New Blind Spot Detection System (BDS)
  • Affordable price

Variant of the model

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2019 Kia Rio EX
RM 79,888
RM 1,083.62
2019 Kia Rio EX
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RM 79,888 RM 1,083.62
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Car loan monthly installment
3 Years
RM 2,224.88
/ Month
5 Years
RM 1,426.00
/ Month
7 Years
RM 1,083.62
/ Month
Based on 90% loan amount with fixed-rate interest at 3.8%

Monthly installment (RM)
RM 1,204.03
Car Price (RM)
79,888.00
Down Payment (RM)
0.00

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Reviews


Overview

Summary

The latest Kia Rio is a subcompact car that is manufactured by the South Korean automaker. As unveiled by Malaysia’s local distributor Naza Kia, the Kia Rio now enters its 4th generation and will build on the outgoing model’s key strengths which are sporty design, low running costs and good practicality.

Naza Kia has introduced this amazing car in its upgraded version with only one variant, the Kia Rio 6-AT. It has a retail price of RM 79,888.

Exterior

Body Dimensions

The measurements are 4,065 mm length, 1,725 mm width, 1,460 mm height, and weigh 1,162 kg with a wheelbase spanning 2,580 mm.


Front View

The Kia Rio 6-AT exudes a sleek and sporty exterior that has a distinctive front layout. The centre-positioned Kia badge is set against a scalloped design hood and paired with the trademark design that is the tiger-nose radiator all-black grille. It also gets integrated with black cladding finish fog lights located at both corners of the bumper and a minimalist style black diffuser at the bottom.

 

Rear View

At the rear, the Rio 6-AT gets a simple, non-cluttered design. It gets a slim roof-edge spoiler and large wraparound tail lamps. The rear bumper gets a clean-cut look, paired with slit-like fog lights integrated into a black diffuser that commands the whole lower bumper.

Headlamps

It gets a pair of sharp and slim angular-shaped projector headlamps paired with U-shaped LED daytime running lights and static bending light. The sharp design gives the front a more focused and athletic look.


Tail Lamps

At the back, the tail lamps get LED combination units with diagonal L-shaped light graphics. The large wraparound tail lamps are in a boxy shape and have a commanding presence of the whole layout. Overall it compensates the minimalist design approach well.


Side Mirror

The side mirrors are power adjusted and power folded with LED side repeaters and blind-spot indicators.


Wheels

The Rio 6-AT is equipped with 16-inch, 8 twin-spoke bladed design alloy rims with 195/55 Kumho Ecowing ES01 tyres. 


Interior

Dashboard

The dashboard design is sleek and has a business-like layout due to it being fitted with premium quality upholstery which is black in color. The detailing trims embellished with metal finishing enhances the overall appearance of the cockpit. Easiness for the driver, buttons and other controls for the system are placed clearly on the dashboard. 

Instrument Cluster

The Kia Rio 6-AT gets an electroluminescent analogue instrument cluster paired with a 3.5-inch LCD screen supervision display.

 

Seats

The seats are finished in full black cloth upholstery. The front seats are manually adjustable and come with active head restraints and sliding center armrest.

Space

The Rio 6-AT offers plenty of head and legroom thus front and rear occupants get ample space. The rear legroom is very spacious considering it being a hatchback.

 

Steering Functions


Storage Space

It has numerous storage areas including medium sized door pockets, compartmentalized storage areas with a cavern space in the center console and a decent-sized glove box.

Cup Holders

There are 2 cup holders located in the front center console. As for bottle holders, it gets 4 with each one located in the side door panels. 

Charging Ports

The Rio 6-AT gets one 12-volt power socket located in the front center console. It also has 2 USB sockets with one in the front center console and one in the back part of the center console.

Boot Space

With 325-litres of boot space it is able to fit up to 3 pet carriers at the same time with ease. 

Features

Active Safety

The Rio 6-AT features a new Blind Spot Detection System (BDS) along with Vehicle Stability Management (VSM), Electronic Stability Control (ESC), Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Electronic Brake Force Distribution (EBD), Brake Assist System (BAS), Traction Control System (TCS) and Hill-Start Assist Control (HAC) and Auto Cruise Control (ACC) with speed limiter.

Passive Safety

Passive safety includes 6 airbags which includes front, side and curtain, seat belt anchors, reminders and pre-tensioners, front and rear parking sensors, front and rear view camera, ISOFIX, security alarm with immobilizer and a tyre pressure monitoring system.

Drive Modes


Infotainment

The Rio 6-AT gets a 5-inch center-floating digital display that supports Hands-Free Telephone (HFT) function, Bluetooth and AUX connectivity.  

Driver Assistance

The Rio 6-AT’s new Blind Spot Detection System (BDS) will make driving on the highway a much more relaxing task.

Sound System

Audio is routed through the Arkamys audio system with high quality six speaker set-up.

Performance

Engine

The 1.4-litre naturally aspirated, 4-cylinder 16-valve, Kappa MPI DOHC with CVVT engine produces 100 PS of max power at 6,000 rpm and 133 Nm of torque at 4,000 rpm. 

Transmission

The Rio 6-AT is installed with 6-speed automatic transmission. 

Drivetrain

Power is sent to its front wheels.

Acceleration

The Rio 6-AT can go from 0-100 km/h in 11.1 seconds and hit a top speed of 183 km/h. 

Fuel Consumption

The fuel tank capacity is 45-litres and it is capable of delivering a combined fuel consumption figure of 5.9-litres for every 100 km.  

Comfort

Convenience

It has smart keyless entry with engine push-button start, remote powered boot operation, full auto temperature control (FATC) with cluster ionizer, multi-function steering wheel, steering tilt and telescopic functions, front and rear view camera with front and rear parking sensors, electro chromic rear-view mirror, auto defog function, advance glove box enclosing cooling and illumination function, auto headlights and wipers function.

Ride Comfort

Overall it is comfortable, spacious and the ride quality is good. The Rio 6-AT’s performance and handling are more refined, agile and is better suited for cruising.


Sound Insulation

The Kia Rio 6-AT has good sound insulation. The NVH aspects are well accounted for, hence outside noises are barely noticeable. 

Wrap Up

Conclusion

The 4th generation Kia Rio 6-AT has its own charm and it is like no other. It comes with a new look, more interior space and a stimulating performance. It is a great city car for all urbanites.

The exterior and interior are well made with an outer design that is youthful and paired along with the inner cabin layout which has the system functions that are strategically placed. With its all-black shade, the cabin atmosphere feels very premium.

Aside from offering a spacious and practical overall cabin, it also combines efficiency and performance power rather well. It has a handling that is smooth and agile, while being able to produce a punch of speed when needed.

User Experience

3 /5
35 User Ratings
35 User Ratings
75%
Exterior Design
75%
Interior Design
60%
Space
55%
Power
60%
Safety
55%
Cost
Exterior Design 75%
Interior Design 75%
Space 60%
Power 55%
Safety 60%
Cost 55%

Satisfaction
Generous safety systemEfficient and economical engineBalanced ride and handling
Disappointment
No 360 Degree CameraNo Adaptive cruise controlDoes not support Apple CarPlay and Android Auto

FAQ

Service & Maintenance
Mileage (km) 1,000.00 10,000.00 20,000.00 30,000.00 40,000.00 50,000.00 60,000.00 70,000.00 80,000.00 90,000.00 100,000.00 110,000.00 120,000.00 130,000.00 140,000.00 150,000.00
Month 1.00 6.00 12.00 18.00 24.00 30.00 36.00 42.00 48.00 54.00 60.00 66.00 72.00 78.00 84.00 90.00
RM RM RM RM RM RM RM RM RM RM RM RM RM RM RM RM
Oil Filter 26.10 26.10 26.10 26.10 26.10 26.10 26.10 26.10 26.10 26.10 26.10 26.10 26.10 26.10 26.10 26.10
Gasket Oil Plug 2.20 2.20 2.20 2.20 2.20 2.20 2.20 2.20 2.20 2.20 2.20 2.20 2.20 2.20 2.20 2.20
Filter Air Cleaner 55.00 55.00 55.00 55.00 55.00 55.00 55.00
Iridium Spark Plug 294.00
Filter Assy - Aircond Blower 93.40 93.40 93.40 93.40 93.40
V-Ribbed Belt 147.20 147.20
Filter Fuel Pump 108.00 108.00
Syntium 3000,SN/ 4LIT 234.00 234.00 234.00 234.00 234.00 234.00 234.00 234.00 234.00 234.00 234.00 234.00 234.00 234.00 234.00 234.00
Brake Fluid 44.00 44.00 44.00
Radiator Coolant 38.00 38.00 38.00
Auto Mission Fluid- SP4 112.00 112.00 112.00
Total Part Amount 262.30 262.30 317.30 355.70 511.30 262.30 665.90 262.30 511.30 649.70 317.30 262.30 859.90 262.30 317.30 355.70
Labor Charge FOC FOC FOC 98.00 126.00 140.00 210.00 63.00 126.00 175.00 154.00 63.00 238.00 63.00 63.00 105.00
Service Tax (6%) 0.00 0.00 0.00 5.88 7.56 8.40 12.60 3.78 7.56 10.50 9.24 3.78 14.28 3.78 3.78 6.30
Grand Total  262.30 262.30 317.30 459.58 644.86 410.70 888.50 329.08 644.86 835.20 480.54 329.08 1,112.18 329.08 384.08 467.00
1.Service & maintenance to be carried out at intervals based on every mileage(km) or month that whichever comes first.
2. Service & maintenance prices may vary for West Malaysia
3. Service & maintenance prices may vary if there is any upgrade and changes by the carmaker.
4. All prices are subject to 6% Service tax, except for Langkawi and Labuan
5. The service job coverage is suggested at minimal replacement. The replacement may vary/alter based on user driving habits and car conditions.
6. Prices of parts and items are subject to change without any prior notice. Any parts and services updates mentioned may subject to additional charges.
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