New Kia Rio boasts super-low emissions

The new Kia Rio will be the world's lowest CO2 emitting, non-electric car when it goes on sale on 1st September priced from £10,595.

The new Kia Rio has arrived! Now in it's fourth generation, the latest Kia Rio promises to have the lowest CO2 emissions of any non-electric vehicle on sale in the world.

Longer, wider and lower than the previous model, the new body features a more wedge-shaped design whilst in the cabin passengers get more legroom, and despite the lower roofline, more headroom too.

Available to buyers on 1st September 2011, the five door hatchback range will start at £10,595 with a three door version, debuting at the Frankfurt motorshow, available in early 2012.

There are four new engines available including two diesels and two petrols. Diesel engines include a highly-efficient, Road Tax exempt 1.1-litre three-cylinder unit that is capable of 88.3mpg producing just 85g/km of CO2 in EcoDynamic form. There is also a more powerful 1.4-litre that returns 70.6mpg and 105g/km.

Petrol engines include a 1.25-litre that is shared with the new Kia Picanto and a 1.4-litre producing 107bhp which is available with an optional automatic gearbox.

Kia's EcoDynamic trim includes several fuel-saving technologies including an intelligent stop&go function, low rolling resistance tyres, a drag-reducing front grille, gearshift indicator and rear spoiler.

Entry level '1' models all feature, daytime running lights, front electric windows, height adjustable driver's seat, split-folding rear seats and a CD player with USB and AUX ports. Buyers can choose to upgrade to '1 Air' trim which includes air conditioning.

The '2' trim adds alloy wheels, front fog lights, premium upholstery, rear electric windows, refrigerated glove box, leather steering wheel and a centre console armrest.

Finally, range-topping '3' includes 17-inch alloy wheels, UV privacy glass, LED daytime running rear lights, automatic air conditioning, rain-sensing wipers, cruise control and heated front seats.

As with all new Kia's, the Rio comes with a fully transferable seven year or 100,000 mile warranty for full peace of mind. Kia are also offering the Care-3 service package, which covers the first three services for £259 including VAT.

To view the full Kia range, visit the CarBuyer Kia reviews page

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