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Home » Green Car News » Kia Green Cars

New Kia Rio capable of 88 mpg, with CO2 emissions of 85g/km

22 August 2011

New Kia Rio capable of 88 mpg, with CO2 emissions of 85g/km

    The all-new 4th generation Rio goes on sale in the UK on 1st September and is a major step forward in Kia’s relentless drive to upgrade the style and quality of its entire model range while hammering down fuel consumption and CO2 figures.

By 2012 Kia aims to have the newest product line-up on offer in the UK. The arrival of the new Rio, and for the first time as a three-door from early 2012, is a significant milestone towards that ambition.

UK-best fuel economy and emissions

The new Kia Rio will be available with four engines – two petrol and two diesel – including a 1.1-litre three-cylinder turbodiesel with lower fuel consumption and CO2 emissions than any other non electric car on sale in the world, including hybrids and eco specials from rival companies.

Fitted with 15-inch wheels and sporting the full gamut of Kia’s EcoDynamics fuel-saving technologies – including Intelligent Stop & Go engine technology, low rolling resistance tyres, a drag-reducing front grille, gearshift indicator and rear spoiler - this model is capable of 88.3mpg, with CO2 emissions of only 85g/km.

Yet with 74bhp and 170Nm of torque from a mere 1,500rpm, it delivers sprightly performance.  All 1.1-litre diesel versions of the new Rio five-door have CO2 emissions below 100g/km and combined cycle fuel economy of at least 74.3mpg.

EcoDynamics technologies will be a standard feature with all new Rio diesels, including the 1.4-litre models scheduled to be added to the line-up shortly after launch. The 1.4-litre diesel is a four-cylinder engine from the same U2 family as the 1.1.  It develops 89bhp and 220Nm of torque.  Economy and emissions figures are 70.6mpg combined and just 105 g/km of CO2 .

There are also two petrol engines in the new Rio. The entry-level unit is the 1.25-litre Kappa engine which recently made its debut in Kia’s smallest car, the new Picanto. This engine develops 83bhp and 121Nm of torque. The new Rio is also available with Kia’s 1.4-litre Gamma engine, developing 107bhp and 137Nm of torque. It also offers buyers the convenience of an automatic gearbox as an option to the standard manual.

The UK model line-up performance figures:

Version Power (bhp) Torque (Nm) 0-60
(sec)
Top
Speed
(mph)
1.25 ‘1’ 83 @ 6,000rpm 121 @ 4,000rpm 12.6 106
1.25 ‘1’ Air 83 @ 6,000rpm 121 @ 4,000rpm 12.6 106
1.1 CRDi ‘1’ EcoDynamics 74 @ 4,000rpm 170 @ 1,500 – 2,750rpm 14.9 98
1.1 CRDi ‘1 Air’ EcoDynamics 74 @ 4,000rpm 170 @ 1,500 – 2,750rpm 14.9 98
1.25 ‘2’ 83 @ 6,000rpm 121 @ 4,000rpm 12.6 106
1.4 ‘2’ 107 @ 6,300rpm 137 @ 4,200rpm 11.1 114
1.4 ‘2’ Auto 107 @ 6,300rpm 137 @ 4,200rpm 12.7 106
1.1 CRDi ‘2’ EcoDynamics 74 @ 4,000rpm 170 @ 1,500 – 2,750rpm 15.5 100
1.4 CRDi ‘2’ EcoDynamics 89 @ 4,000rpm 220 @ 1,500 – 2,750rpm 12.6 106
1.4 ‘3’ 107 @ 6,300rpm 137 @ 4,200rpm 11.1 114
1.4 CRDi ‘3’ EcoDynamics 89@ 4,000rpm 220 @ 1,500 – 2,750rpm 12.6 106

The UK model line-up economy and pricing:

Version Comb. mpg CO2 (g/km) BIK
band
VED
band
Cost
(OTR)
1.25 ‘1’ 56.5 114 10% C £10,595
1.25 ‘1’ Air 56.5 114 10% C £11,395
1.1 CRDi ‘1’ EcoDynamics 88.3 85 13% A £11,095
1.1 CRDi ‘1 Air’ EcoDynamics 78.5 94 13% A £12,695
1.25 ‘2’ 55.4 119 10% C £12,495
1.4 ‘2’ 51.4 128 15% D £13,095
1.4 ‘2’ Auto 44.1 150 19% F £14,095
1.1 CRDi ‘2’ EcoDynamics 74.3 99 13% A £13,795
1.4 CRDi ‘2’ EcoDynamics 70.6 105 13% B £14,195
1.4 ‘3’ 51.4 128 15% D £13,795
1.4 CRDi ‘3’ EcoDynamics 70.6 105 13% B £14,895

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