Compared to the regular Sedan, the Rio Sedan X comes with a sporty body kit, exclusive leather seats and a multimedia infotainment system with reverse camera. The Rio Sedan X comes with a full body kit: front skirt, side skirt, rear skirt and a rear spoiler. And that’s not all, the X factor Rio Sedan includes a multimedia infotainment system with 7-inch touchscreen to pair all entertainment and communication functions, including mirror link function for Android and iOS, radio/mp3/mp4/RDS, voice command and hands-free/Bluetooth. The Mirror Link allows compatible smartphones to display and control applications on-screen. This lends a new dimension, for instance, to the use of navigation software or to the enjoyment of music.
Designed to add visual width and stronger presence, Kia’s signature ‘Tiger Nose’ grille insert incorporates the now-familiar geometric pattern found on other Kia vehicles. The fog light surrounds include strong horizontal satin-finish bezels that house projector lenses and bulb-type DRLs (daytime running lights) for a more aggressive appearance and optimal visibility.
The plush interior of the Rio Sedan X showcases a tilt and telescopic steering with audio switches, Bluetooth, an audio system connected to six speakers with tweeter. Practicality runs deep through the Rio Sedan X, where this is especially evident in the 60:40 back seat recline, 389 liter trunk space and 35% extra boot space.
Similar to the Rio Sedan, the X version continues to take up Kia’s Gamma 1.4 MPI DOHC CVVT engine, which is capable of 109 PS and 137 Nm of torque. The powertrain is completed by a four-speed automatic transmission. In addition, the Rio Sedan X is fitted with motor-driven power steering (MDPS) for fuel efficiency purposes. It is said that the MDPS can save fuel consumption up to 3%, compared to a hydraulic-type.
The Rio Sedan X comes packed with class-leading safety features designed for maximum protection for its occupants. Some of the prominent safety features are the four-disc brakes, anti-lock brake system (ABS), tire pressure monitoring system and electronic stability control (ESC) to safely negotiate asymmetrical driving situations. The Rio Sedan X is also equipped with a vehicle stability management (VSM) that helps the driver maintain control of the vehicle when making sharp turns or sudden swerves, a hill-start assist control (HAC) and rear parking sensor for its drivers’ and passengers’ well-being. Other features include six airbags, High-Strength Steel, ISOFIX, power windows and door locks along with keyless entry.
The Kia Rio Sedan X is offered in four colors: Bright Silver, Signal Red, Deep Blue and Clear White. Priced at RM77,888, the Kia Rio Sedan X comes with a 5-year unlimited warranty. Naza Kia M’sia targets to sell approximately 1,400 units of the Rio Sedan and Sedan X to achieve an annual total sales of 6,100 units this year.