A world favorite from Kia Motors, Rio has been one of the most inspiring models. The first generation Rio came around in 2000. This was part of the new phase that Hyundai helped Kia manufacture in. Although most of the models released by Kia after 2000 had a considerable influence of the Hyundai designs, the Rio releases did not really make a buyer feel that. Rio is one of the Kia models that stuck to its taste when it came to the designs. Although Hyundai’s inspiration is nevertheless a profitable one, but the authenticity of a brand in the feel of its automobile products is something that an owner wouldn’t always overlook.

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Rio’s specialties

Rio is one of the most popular models to have taken a heavy turn of changes. Being a subcompact category car, it is not something that you would want to buy for luxury purposes. But with its performance in the subcompact market, it remains to be the most influential and revenue generating amongst cars in the category of other makers. Rio’s main characteristics are centered about the concept of return on investment. You may want a lavish classic, a large luxury car or something similar, but getting your money’s worth in terms of everyday living is definitely something anybody intelligent would be interested in. The Rio is a product that is perfect for those looking for fuel efficiency, quick traveling, easy maneuvering and family convenience.

Benefits of buying a Rio

The first generation models of the Rio were basic models with ultimate convenience when it came to maintenance and service. The best deals were available in Greece where Kia Motors Europe (KME) sold the car under €10,000 with an additional benefit of three years of service. The service cost was a part of the car price. All basic features including the air bag was included for safety. Although Rio had launched a number of cars in the sedan segment, they came with the option of having power steering and tachometer. However, the hatchback models came with a standard fitting of these features.

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Hybrid model

Very similar to the Hyundai Accent, the designing and mechanical semblance remains in the Hybrid model which has been much talked about for its release in 2010. The Hybrid has a number of exciting features, like the auto engine shut off. This is a feature great for saving fuel, as the engine is programmed to automatically turn off when left idle. The cars also use CVVT engines which are great for maximizing the engine efficiency. With similar ventures having being undertaken by Toyota and Honda in the past, sources report that the price of this Kia – Hyundai venture will be able to set a lower price for the car. However the flip side of buying a hybrid is that it may not be really worth the money in the long run. Reasons – difficulty of getting parts, lack of widespread mechanical know-how and lack of surety when it comes to reputation.

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A world favorite from Kia Motors, Rio has been one of the most inspiring models. The first generation Rio came around in 2000. This was part of the new phase that Hyundai helped Kia manufacture in. Although most of the models released by Kia after 2000 had a considerable...