Break all the rules.
We started with an idea. To reinvent practical without compromising on style. The result is the convention-breaking 2018 Rio. Sleeker and longer, with a wider stance and geometric surfaces, the next-generation Rio is more than your everyday car. It’s sophisticated style in subcompact form.
Turn a few heads.
A dashing aerodynamic profile. A sculpted silhouette. Delivering modern details and just-right proportions, the reinvented Rio makes functional look good.
The scenic route, every time.
Enjoy the view no matter the destination. The 2018 Rio features a clean, modern cabin with driver-focused innovations and a streamlined layout, plus flexible seating and storage for optimized versatility. It’s the sleek interior designed to fit, and enhance, your lifestyle.
Be road-trip ready at a moment’s notice. The 2018 Rio features a wider trunk opening for faster, more convenient packing. And the 60/40 split-folding rear seat offers plenty of ways to comfortably fit your cargo—even the extra-long items.
Some advanced tech is made to be seen, like the available Apple Carplay™ and Android Auto™ for easy smartphone connectivity. Others are made to take action, like available Kia Drive Wise innovations that work automatically to help you stay alert. Find them both on the high-tech 2018 Rio.
Always looking ahead.
Stay alert with Kia Drive Wise, Kia’s suite of driver-assistive technologies designed to take action when you need it. The available Forward Collision Warning System (FCWS) offers audible and visual alerts if it detects a potential hazard in your path. And the available Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) system can automatically apply the brakes if the system anticipates a frontal collision.
Engineered for fun.
With a drive performance this big, the 2018 Rio goes beyond what’s expected. From the responsive handling to the powerfully-efficient engine, the all-new Rio proves great things do come in small packages.
An enhanced engine and a re-engineered 6-speed automatic transmission are just two of the many refinements that make the all-new Rio fun to drive. Add the updated braking system and Motor Driven Power Steering (MDPS), and you’ve got increased control and responsiveness behind the wheel.
Every vehicle in Kia’s lineup is engineered with your safety in mind. And the 2018 Rio, with its suite of passive and active safety systems, is no different. Reinforced with 30% more Advanced High-Strength Steel for increased rigidity, the next-generation Rio is built to be strong—and to help protect you and your passengers when it matters most.