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Fuel type Petrol
Engine size 1.2
Engine size 1200
Engine size 1250
Engine size 1248
Engine size 998
With its fourth generation Rio model, Kia produced a smartly-styled supermini that challenged for class honours and suited sensibly-minded buyers. As a secondhand buy, it's spacious, easy to drive and in entry-level diesel form, very affordable to run. It is, in short, a very competitive car indeed.
It's easy to see why Kia is one of the fastest growing car makers in the world, doubling its global sales over the last few years thanks to a range of models now seriously troubling the European market's established players. This MK4 model Rio was another one that added to their concerns, smartly styled and class-leadingly spacious and efficient. As a result, it could compete head-on with its mainstream rivals - and bettered many of them.
This then, was a car that came of age in this guise. No longer was it a supermini people like us would recommend largely because of generous equipment or a modest asking price. True, it isn't the sharpest handling car in its class and there are a few rivals with classier cabins. None though are more practical or more refined and few have a nicer ride - another of the reasons why this could be considered a smart alternative to a larger Focus-class family hatchback. If you're thinking of buying a late low mileage used car in the supermini segment, then you probably won't be considering this Rio as an option. But take it from us; you probably should be.
Borrowing £7,500 on a Hire Purchase agreement over 48 months, a representative APR of 18.5% and a deposit of £0.00,
the amount repayable would be £216.89 a month, with a total cost of credit of £2,910.72 and a total amount
payable of £10,410.72.
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