Updates for small


Kia Picanto, 2020, front
Kia Picanto, 2020, interior
Kia Rio, 2020, side
Kia Rio, 2020, interior

KIA is updating its small car range with new versions of the Picanto and Rio.

Prices now start from £10,745 for the Picanto and £13,395 for the larger Rio.

The new Picanto comes with option of an automated manual transmission and two new 1.0-litre petrol engines which are designed to be more fuel efficient.

Mild-hybrid powertrains are also now available on higher grade versions of the Rio which are priced from £18,895.

Styling changes and more safety equipment as well as greater connectivity also feature on the revised models.

Fuel economy on the Picanto is now up to a claimed 58.9mpg with emissions of 110g/km while the Rio is rated at 52.3 to the gallon at best with a best CO2 figure of 122g/km.

A 1.25-litre petrol engine is also being introduced on the base Rio models which can average up to 49.6mpg (128g/km) and with 83bhp on tap has a 0 to 60 acceleration time of 12.6 seconds with a maximum of 108mph.

The two line ups now top out at £15,795 for a Picanto GT-Line S 1.0 T-GDi 99bhp five-speed manual with stop and go and £20,895 for a Rio GT-Line S 1.0 T-GDi 48V 118bhp seven-speed DCT ISG.


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