Kia Rio & Kia Sportage showcased at GIIAS 2017
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Kia Motors is displaying the 2017 Kia Rio and 2017 Kia Sportage at GIIAS 2017 that opened last week. Here are live images of the mechanical twins of the Hyundai i20 and the Hyundai Tucson from the motor show.
The Kia Rio, the Hyundai i20 equivalent from the Kia brand, entered its fourth generation last year. The all-new Rio hatchback measures 4,065 mm in length, 1,725 mm in width and 1,460 mm in height. It has a wheelbase of 2,580 mm and offers a ground clearance of 150 mm. Power comes from the Kappa 1.4-litre D-CVVT petrol engine that delivers 100 PS and 133.3 Nm of torque.
Transmission choices include 6-speed manual and 4-speed automatic. Bi-projection headlamps, electric folding ORVMs, 15-inch alloy wheels, sunroof and 60:40 split-folding rear seats are among the key features of the Kia Rio.
The Kia Sportage is based on the chassis of the Hyundai Tucson and competes with the VW Tiguan, Honda CR-V and the Ford Kuga/Ford Escape. The compact SUV is 4,480 mm long, 1,855 mm wide and 1,655 mm tall. It has a 2,670 mm-long wheelbase and offers a ground clearance of 172 mm. Under the hood, is the Nu 2.0-litre MPI petrol engine good for 158 PS and 19.6 kg.m (192.21 Nm) of torque. 6-speed manual and 6-speed automatic are the transmission choices.
Xenon headlamps with LED DRL, 19-inch alloy wheels, LED rear combination lamps, smart power tailgate, dual-tip exhaust tail pipes, panoramic sunroof, 5-inch touchscreen audio system and paddle shifters are the highlights of the Kia Sportage.