Kia Rio near Bossier City

Interested in finding yourself an affordable and feature-packed new compact car around Bossier City, Coushatta, or Mansfield? At Orr Kia of Bossier City, we think you'll enjoy our commitment to customer-service and our large selection. But most of all, we think you'll enjoy the new Kia Rio. Why? This new Kia model is well-equipped to impress, with some of the following features and highlights.

Kia Rio Bossier City, LA

The 2021 Kia Rio Is The Car You've Been Waiting For!

Kia has developed a car that is available as either a sedan or hatchback. Due to its engineering, the 2021 Rio is very simple but is full of sophistication. The subcompact has significant performance enhancements compared to the 2020 Rio. Only a handful of vehicles in its class exceed the volume of safety features loaded in it. So, let's see what makes the latest Rio so unique.

Design

The 2021 Kia Rio is an aesthetically pleasing vehicle that offers up to nine paint selections, which includes two new layouts that are Perennial Grey and Sporty Blue. The paint options enhance the beauty of the Rio's rounded curves in which it sits on 16-inch alloy wheels with an eight-spoke design.

The new Rio presents a tiger-nose grille. The narrower grille has a standard black color. The redesigned bumper sits lower compared to last year's model. Also, it is wider due to the infusion of the new design of the fog lamps. Additionally, it offers the recent addition of the LED headlights encased with the LED daytime running lights.

Performance

A four-cylinder engine is what powers the 2021 Rio. It is paired with a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT). It functions as a mild-hybrid electric car for the first time. The new engine provides a 16% higher peak torque of 147 pound-feet. The environmentally friendly EcoDynamics+ powertrain engine cuts the Rio's CO2 emissions by around 8.1%.

The EcoDynamics+ powertrain is equipped with the intelligent Manual Transmission (iMT), which makes its inaugural introduction. There is an electronically controlled clutch that aids in the MHEV system by delivering greater fuel efficiency and lower CO2 emissions when paired with the engine. It performs well with its handling and control due to its redesigned suspension. Operating the Rio as a sedan or hatchback will provide an EPA-estimated 33 city and 41 highway MPG.

Further, there are optional Smartstream conventional petrol engines. It must be noted that the standard engine offered is the turbocharged four-cylinder that is teamed with the six-speed manual transmission. The turbocharged engine also provides a seven-speed auto-dual clutch transmission.

Safety

The new Rio has no match with its latest safety features. It now includes Advanced Driving Assistance Systems (ADAS). ADAS uses a combination of sensors and cameras to improve road safety. It works by detecting any nearby obstacles or any noticeable driving errors, such as driver drowsiness. Once detected, the alerting mechanism is activated, and course corrections are performed.

Also, Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist with pedestrian technology is included in the car. This feature has a built-in radar, forward-facing, with a camera through "sensor fusion" that detects any approaching obstacles or pedestrians and immediately alerts the driver.

The vehicle and cyclist recognition is a technology that is designed to alert Shreveport drivers of smaller moving objects, such as bikes and pets. It will immediately alert the driver and may automatically begin to slow the vehicle to avoid a collision. Additional features include:

  • Lane Keeping Assist
  • Driver Attention Warning
  • Intelligent Speed
  • Limit Warning
  • Blind-Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist
  • Rear Cross-Traffic Collision-Avoidance Assist

Trim Levels

The 2021 Kia Rio is available in three trims: LX sedan, S sedan, and S hatchback.

Whether you choose the sedan or hatchback, the 2021 Rio is a subcompact mild-hybrid car that is perfect for life in the Stonewall area. It is excellent in fuel efficiency, which offers you the opportunity to sight-see for miles around Coushatta. The Rio has hit our Kia of Bossier City showroom floor, so we would love to have you join our Rio family here in the Haughton area. Contact us today to schedule a test drive.