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2007 Kia Rio EX 1.6L Automatic Sedan sedan

2007 Kia Rio EX 1.6L Automatic Sedan

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2007 Kia Rio EX 1.6L Automatic Sedan


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Specified to the same level as the EX hatch, the EX sedan is for those wanting all the attractions of Rio but with the elegance of a compact four-door body with a separate boot.

Every Rio is built to withstand the rigours of time.  Critical sections of the body shell which is built around an integral passenger safety cage are put through a specialised preparation process to safeguard against corrosion.  After the body is carefully primed, a multi-stage system then applies the paint layers which give it both its good looks and its own force-field against the elements.  Finally, cavities are treated to protect against the effects of moisture.  Its this dedication to the detail which shines through in a multitude of different ways ... some obvious, others more subtle.  Feel the reassuring sense of solidity when you close the drivers door on a Rio and youll know what we mean.

Theres no doubting Rios distinct European influence, evident from any angle.  Even the smallest details show a commitment to practical elegance from the body-coloured door handles, bumpers and mirrors to the discrete roof-mounted aerial, tinted glass and sweeping window lines.

As exotic as it appears, youll feel at home the moment you arrive in Rio.  The doors are all unlocked via remote central locking, which incorporates an anti-theft immobiliser to prevent unauthorised use of your pride-and-joy.  The drivers seat has adjustment eight different ways, and the steering wheel can be tilted for the perfect grip.  Standard air-conditioning in all models will keep you and your fellow travellers cool, and everyone will enjoy the inclusion of five 3-point seatbelts for their safety along the way.  Theres more than enough room for five on board, and the rear seats can be split-folded 60:40 to enable the carrying of larger loads in both the hatch and the sedan.

Storage spaces abound, and theres a useful hook at the base of the headrest on the front passenger seat to secure shopping or even take away food.  A 12-volt power outlet in the centre console means you can power up your mobile phone, MP3 player or portable satellite navigation system; and cupholders help to safeguard that all-important morning coffee.

The 1.6 litre, 16-valve DOHC motor benefits from continuously variable valve timing (CVVT) technology, which automatically adjusts the duration of valve openings to boost performance, throttle response and fuel economy as well as reducing emissions. The engine delivers impressive power of 82kW and 145Nm of torque through a 5-speed manual gearbox or an optional 4-speed automatic transmission.  The 1.6 litre engines fuel efficiency was one of the many reasons the Rio EX was named the lowest cost new car to run in its class by the NRMA, RACV, RACQ, RACWA, and RAA in 2006.


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