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New Kia Rio facelift adds range of mild hybrid engines - pictures

1 month ago   |   By Auto Express

Pictures of the new facelifted Kia Rio
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New Kia Rio facelift adds range of mild hybrid engines

New Kia Rio facelift adds range of mild hybrid engines

1 month ago   |   By Auto Express

This is the heavily revised Kia Rio , the first model in a product blitz from the Korean maker that will last 18 months. The Ford Fiesta and Vauxhall Corsa rival gets new engines, a trick transmission that's claimed to improve efficiency and a number of upgrades to interior equipment, infotainment and safety technology.
The biggest news on the engine front is EcoDynamics+, which pairs Kia 's latest 1.0 T-GDi turbocharged three-cylinder engine with a 48v starter/generator that brings mild-hybrid assistance to the model for the first time.
The system, which has a lithium-ion battery...
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