Kia Rio for Sale in Nigeria
The Kia Rio is a subcompact car manufactured by the Kia Motor Co. for the Korean and international automobile market. The Rio replaces a very well know Kia model, namely the Kia Pride. It was presented for the first time to the public in 1999 at the Busan Motor Show and was immediately praised for its look and interior design. The production started in 2000 and after fifteen years of production, Kia still has no plans to step the fabrication of this model. The Kia Rio proved so successful that Kia also decided to retire another subcompact model the Kia Avella. With the retirement of Avella, Ford which had been selling this vehicle under its badge, Ford Festiva was retired as well. Carmudi Nigeria has listings of both new and used Kia Rio cars for sale in many Nigerian cities at different price offerings.
What to know when Buying Kia Rio
Performance and Specifications of Kia Rio
Kia Rio replaced the Kia Avella and the Kia Pride and in that sense its specifications match closely those of these two models. The Kia Rio vehicles found on the Nigerian market generally have the following specifications:
- They are available only as front-engine front wheel drive.
- Only petrol versions are available. Although more than on cylinder volumes are available the most common cylinder volumes found on the Nigerian car market are the 1.5L, 1.3L and 1.6L engines.
- It is a five door vehicle with a sedan as well as a hatchback configuration.
- It is available as 4 speed automatic as well as 5 speed manual transmission vehicle.
How is the design of Kia Rio
The Kia Rio is available in two design configurations, The hatchback and the Sedan. It is a testament of the complete design prowess of the Kia Rio that it is sold under at least six different badges such as Kia Rio Cinco, Kia Stylus, Kia RX-V and Kia Rio SF. The design is so good that Ford bought the design and incorporated it into their own Ford Fiesta which is essentially a Kia Rio under Ford badging.
What are the standout features of Kia Rio
The standout feature of Kia Rio is the cylinder volume. Usually the subcompact cars have 988cc engines but the three cylinder volumes offered by Kia are 1.3L, 1.5L and 1.6L which are used more for the compacts and sedans. It is a proof of good design that Kia was able to fit a 1.6L engine in a subcompact car which gives it enormous power and fuel efficiency.
Nigerian Used and Tokunbo Kia Rio in Nigeria
Regardless of Kia Motors presence in Nigeria, local car dealers are selling tokunbo Kia Rio from old and recent year models. Since the Kia Rio model has been distributed in Nigeria for so many years now, there are a lot of registered Nig used Kia Rio that were bought buy their owners as brand new versions years back and being sold now on the used car market. Carmudi has all the versions of Kia Rio that are available in Nigeria from dealers across the country including;
The Best Kia Rio year to Buy
At the moment, the latest and recent editions that are searched for in Nigeria are the 2015 Kia Rio and the 2014 Kia Rio. The other year models are however also famous and can be found in many dealerships across Nigeria.
Kia Rio Price in Nigeria
The Kia Rio is manufactured on all five continents which means that the availability of Kia Rio in Nigeria is not a problem at all. The price of Kia Rio depends on condition, mileage and year model. Below is the price range of the different year models available in Nigeria;
Overall Impression of Kia Rio
The Kia Rio is immensely popular due to its excellent design. It is manufactured in Gwangmeyong South Korea, Kaliningrad Russia. Quito Ecuador, Cairo Egypt and Tehran Iran. This proves that the Kia Rio is very popular in African, Latin American. European, Asian and North American markets. Kia Rio has won the most fuel efficient vehicle in the subcompact class award by the Automobile Journal three years running. The Kia Rio has been released in three generations and with the second generation the Rio also became available in the Sedan body style. Due to its high sales volume, Ford had to take the competitor Ford Festiva out of the market because the Rio had cornered a huge chunk of market share.