With just one month ahead the most important auto event of the year taking place in Geneva, plenty of carmakers are already making final preparations before revealing their latest models or prototypes. Some of them are on final testing stages, others have already released the first clues and teaser images with their upcoming cars.
Kia is on a full swing with plenty of new surprises to reveal this year, including at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show. One of them is the all-new 2019 Kia Rio GT, now revealed in a fresh media gallery and coming with a new design language and plenty of technological tweaks.
Once it will arrive on the market this spring, the 2019 Rio GT-Line will join the rest of the fleet – the new Sorento GT-Line and Picanto GT-Line – featuring an extremely sporty design, also seen on both aforementioned GT-Line models.
Among the top features we should mention the “ice-cube” LED fog lamps, LED daytime running lights, chrome window trimmings, gloss-black and chrome “tiger-nose” grille, gloss black roof spoiler for the hatch with matching side sills, twin exhaust tips, well as the 17-inch alloy wheels which are custom-built for the GT-Line model range.
The interior is also highlighted by high-tech features and plenty of high-quality materials like black synthetic leather and cloth upholstery, “D-Cut” leather steering wheel, door switches and gear lever with metallic trim surrounds, carbon-fiber-like trims on the dashboard and a few more.
As for engine lineup, the all-new 2019 Kia Rio GT-Line comes with a 1.0-liter three-cylinder T-GDi engine, good for 88 kW and 171 Nm of torque. The engine is also hooked to a standard six-speed manual. The power output is enough to return just 60.1 mpg; the CO2 emissions also stand at 107 g/km.
Customers can also opt for a 1.25-liter four-cylinder or a much higher 1.4-liter MPi (multi-point injection) engine, with a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.
The car`s sporty design is detailed in the media gallery below. Prices for the 2019 Kia Rio GT-Line and other important highlights will be revealed at the upcoming 2018 Geneva Motor Show.