Review Kia Rio EcoDynamics - 85hp 1.1CRDi

15/11/2012

The evolution and dynamism of Kia are surprising, as proof their design and engines designed for the old continent.


In the Rio EcoDynamics their 1.1CRDi three cylinder engine is a reference for the compact segment with emissions of only 85g/km and consumption of 3.7l/100km with 85hp and 170nm of torque.

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Interior and handling


The controls are intuitive, despite plastics slightly too raw, the overall presentation is at the level of the compact class increasingly over-equipped.

Its handling is surprising, the chassis of the Korean is good, even with low rolling resistance tires - thanks to a suspension that finds the right balance between comfort and handling.

The rear window is a little small but not really uncomfortable for visibility

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Consumption and engine


In this EcoDynamics trim the Rio features the Start & Stop, in the city it turns to be very frugal with consumption observed under 4.9l/100km (being reasonable with gas pedal).

The Start & Stop also reduces vibrations inherent to diesel engines.
On the highway we came very close to the figure announced with 3.8l per 100km at a constant speed between 90 and 110kph and between 4.4 to 4.5l per 100km between 120 and 130kph.

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Overall 


Frugal engine, nice exterior design, functional and intuitive interior that could earn a little soul and finesse...

Price from € 14,090 for the Rio 1.1CRDi EcoDynamics 85g/km.
Par Technologic Vehicles
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