Kia have released images and details of the new Rio GT-Line ahead of its debut at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show.
The Rio is the latest Kia model to be available with in GT-Line spec.
Its design features of the Rio GT-Line features gloss-black and chrome ‘tiger-nose’ grille, GT-Line 17” alloys, LED fog lights, LED daytime running lights, twin exhaust tips, gloss black roof spoiler, chrome window trim and sill highlights.
Inside, the seats are finished in black synthetic leather and cloth with contrast grey stitching and metallic trim is used on the surrounds of the door switches and gear lever. There’s a ‘D-cut’ leather steering wheel and the dashboard features a carbon fibre-effect finish.
The Rio GT-Line comes with a three-cylinder 1.0-litre T-GDi engine with 118 bhp. The tiny engine manages 60.1 mpg with CO2 emissions of just 107 g/km.
A 6 speed manual gearbox is available.
Later on this year, the Rio GT-Line will also be available with naturally-aspirated 1.25- or 1.4-litre petrol MPi engines. Both will also come with a 7 speed double clutch transmission.
Tech for the Rio GT-Line is very similar to the current Rio with highlight being bi-projection headlamps with cornering ability.
An optional 7″ touchscreen comes with navigation, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Rear-view parking camera, heated seats and heated steering wheel are also available as options.
Safety features for the Rio GT-Line include Forward Collision-avoidance Assist with pedestrian recognition, Lane Departure Warning System and Lane Keeping Assist.
The Rio GT-Line is also available with Kia’s new Driver Attention Warning system which helps distracted or drowsy drivers.
The new Kia Rio GT-Line is due in spring 2018.