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Mike Stevens | May, 05 2014 | 11 Comments


Kia has rolled out a new special-edition model in its light Rio hatch range, adding new features to the entry ‘S’ five-door model.

Priced from $16,190 drive-away, the new special adds 15-inch alloy wheels, six-speaker audio with two tweeters, leather-wrapped steering wheel and gear knob, cruise control, alloy pedals and front fog lights.

In all, Kia says it has added around $1000 in extras to the popular hatch, while the drive-away pricing - about level with the S model’s list price - means the carmaker is covering all costs.

Power in the Rio S - and this special-edition version - is provided by Kia’s 1.4 litre petrol engine, producing 79kW and 135Nm of torque.

Fuel consumption is rated at rated at 5.7 l/100km with the manual model, and 6.3 l/100km with the four-speed auto (A six-speed auto is available with the larger 1.6 engine).

Kia has sold 2551 of its light Rio cars year-to-date, down from 3102 this time last year. It remains a popular offering however, ranking fourth in the light-car segment.

The Rio is led by the Mazda2 (4726 year-to-date), followed by stablemate the Hyundai i20 (4497) and the Toyota Yaris (4147).

Following closely behind the Rio in 2014 are the Ford Fiesta (2399), the Suzuki Swift and the Holden Barina (2311).

The Hyundai Accent - a sedan companion to the i20 - is also in the chase with 2058 sales year-to-date. If the Accent wore the i20 badge, hyundai would be leading the light-car race on 6555 sales.

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