Kia Rio gains 6-speed autobox in Mzansi

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KIA Motors Mzansi has spiced up its current Rio offering with the introduction of a 6-speed auto transmission to the line-up.

KIA has dropped the archaic 4-speed auto transmission for a smoother and more modern 6-speed auto transmission on the 74kW/135Nm 1.4litre engine that now delivers a 0-100km/h sprint in 12.9sec (from 13.2sec) and an increased top speed of 175km/h (from 166km/h).

Besides the updated transmission, the KIA Rio range remains untouched, with the entry model being the LX, a mid-high spec EX and the high-spec being the TEC.


Rio 1.2 LS 5-speed Manual                               R 230,995

Rio 1.4 LX 6-speed Manual                              R 247,995

Rio 1.4 LX 6-speed Automatic                 R 264,995

Rio 1.4 EX 6-speed Manual                              R 261,995

Rio 1.4 EX 6-speed Automatic                R 278,995

Rio 1.4 TEC 6-speed Manual                            R 288,995

Rio 1.4 TEC 6-speed Automatic              R 305,995

All Rio’s come standard with a 5yr/Unlimited Kilometre Warranty, inclusive of 5yr/Unlimited Kilometres Roadside Assistance. The Rio 1.2 includes a 2yr/30,000km Service Plan, while the Rio 1.4 includes a 4yr/60,000km Service Plan.


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