All-New 2018 Kia Rio Sedan and Hatchback Debut at New York International Auto Show

By Product Expert | Posted in Kia Rio on Wednesday, April 12th, 2017 at 4:27 pm
Red 2018 kia Rio 5-Door Hatchback on Waterfront

2018 Kia Rio Release Date and Design Specs

A new addition to the Kia model lineup, the fourth-generation 2018 Kia Rio made its debut at the annual New York International Auto Show. Armed with an athletic new design, a spacious interior, improved technology and an upgrade in performance, the Kia Rio will endear itself to car shoppers. Take a closer look at the 2018 Kia Rio release date and design specs to learn more about the next-generation Kia Rio subcompact.

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When Will the 2018 Kia Rio Arrive in Fort Worth TX?

Available in spacious sedan and sporty five-door hatchback variants that come in three trim levels — LX, S and EX — the 2018 Kia Rio is expected to arrive at Fort Worth dealerships in the fall. With the latest iteration of the Kia Rio, car shoppers will discover an athletic style that is above reproach with a signature Kia tiger-nose grille, an aggressive front end design with integrated headlights, a longer wheelbase and striking character lines.

Blue 2018 Kia Rio Sedan on Waterfront
Red and Black 2018 Kia Rio Interior
2018 Kia Rio 5-Door Hatchback Cargo Space

2018 Kia Rio Engine Options, Features and Specs

When the next-generation Kia Rio arrives at Moritz Kia, it will provide car shoppers with a modern cabin that amplifies passenger comfort. Passenger space for the Kia Rio sedan stands at 89.9 cubic feet with the hatchback variant providing an impressive 90.5 cubic feet. Added head, shoulder and legroom will improve comfort that is complemented by 13.7 cubic feet of cargo space in the sedan and 17.4 cubic feet in the hatchback.

Entertainment and connectivity are upgraded with standard Bluetooth, a six-speaker sound system and a standard rearview camera. Kia UVO3 with a seven-inch touchscreen and access to Apple CarPlay and Android Auto is available for the elite Rio EX trim level. Safety is a highlight of the 2018 Kia Rio with an arsenal of standard safety features that include six airbags, Electronic Stability Control, an Anti-Lock Brake System, Hill-Start Assist Control and Vehicle Stability Management.

At the heart of the Kia Rio, you will find a refined 1.6-liter direct-injection four-cylinder engine that targets improved fuel economy and performance. Available with a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission, the updated 2018 Kia Rio promises an agile and athletic ride to the tune of 130 horsepower and 119 pound-feet of torque. If you are looking for an efficient, fun-to-drive subcompact, the 2018 Kia Rio will deliver on all counts.

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Are you looking for a fuel-efficient and fun subcompact? Look no further than the next-generation 2018 Kia Rio in Fort Worth. After a strong debut at the New York International Auto Show, the all-new Kia Rio is set to hit dealership showrooms later this year. Armed with this review of the 2018 Kia Rio release date and design specs, you will know what to expect when the Kia Rio joins the Moritz Kia inventory.

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