Kia Rio 2000 debut was held at the Geneva Motor Show in 2000. The car came to replace the discontinued Avella. It refers to class B, has a transverse engine arrangement and front-wheel drive. The car has one platform with Sephia / Shuma. The model was produced in three body styles:
- 4-door sedan,
- 5-door hatchback
- the original station wagon, with a rounded back
Modern design, comfortable salon, roomy trunk, good build quality and reasonable price allowed a car to get a lot of favorable responses.
The salon welcomes passengers with a cozy interior. However the quality of materials is low, which, given the cost of the car, is logical. The driver’s seat is comfortable, with good lateral support, adjustable in length, the angle of the backrest and the height of the cushion. Ergonomics at a good level, all the controls are at hand. Scales on the instrument panel are successfully arranged. The central place is occupied by a speedometer, there is also a tachometer.
The standard equipment of most Kia Rio 2000 has:
- power steering,
- air conditioning,
- central locking with remote control,
- power windows in the front doors,
- electric mirrors,
- the possibility of opening the hatch of fuel tank and luggage compartment from the cabin,
- a stereo system.
Additional equipment includes:
- ABS with electronic brake force distribution,
- front airbags,
- power hatch,
- CD changer.
The car has one of two petrol engines: a volume of 1.3 liters capacity of 84 hp. and 1.5 liters with a power of 108 hp. The choice is offered two gearbox: automatic transmission with 4 steps and manual transmission with 5 steps.
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