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KIA Launches New Rio TEC & Soul SMART

Monday 01 February 2016

KIA South Africa’s family has grown with the launch of two new exciting members: 

The New KIA Rio TEC 1.6 Three-Door
The New KIA Soul 1.6 CRDi SMART

Taking a Look at the New Rio

New KIA Rio

The KIA hatch line-up is now even more impressive thanks to the addition of the new KIA Rio TEC three-door, a sleeker and sportier Rio derivative. It comes complete with all those amazing features found in the five-door that drivers and passengers have come to love. Plus, it offers drivers a responsive performance along with fairly modest fuel consumption.

In terms of space and ease of access, "Its low-slung profile and clean lines boats an athletic edginess, while expansive interior gives occupants an awe-inspiring sense of space. The driver and passenger doors open wide, while the front seatbacks folds forward effortless to ease ingress and egress to both the rear seats." – Manufacturer

Rio 1.4 TEC Standard Features

  • Aircon
  • Sunroof
  • Leather Seats
  • 17” Alloy Wheels
  • Choice of 8 Body Colours
  • Bluetooth, USB & AUX Jack
  • Remote Controls on Steering Wheel

Engine Details

  • The TEC is Powered by a 1.4-Litre Gamma Engine
  • Friction Reducing Modifications & Dual CVVT
  • Maximum Output: 79 kW at 6 300 r/min 
  • Peak Torque: 135 Nm at 4 200 r/min


  • Acceleration: 0 – 100 km/h in 11.5 seconds (1.4 Six-speed Man)
  • Top Speed: 183 km/h

Peace of Mind


  • 4 Year / 60 000km Service Plan
  • 5 Year / 150 000km Warranty

Rio 1.4 TEC Manual – from R241 995
Rio 1.4 TEC Auto – from R254 995



Taking a Look at the New Soul

New KIA Soul

The KIA Soul 1.6 CRDi SMART is a fun, practical crossover that now offers faster gear changes, lower emissions and higher fuel economy than its predecessors. Let’s take a look at what it has to offer.

The new Double-Clutch Transmission offers loads of benefits including a smoother drive; improved responsiveness; continuous power delivery; more decisive acceleration; and reduction of noise, vibration and harshness (NVH). It also helps the driver to remain in control of the vehicle at all times.

KIA Soul SMART Standard Features

  • ABS
  • Air-con
  • 17” Alloys
  • Front Fog Lamps 
  • Front/Side/Curtain Airbags
  • Audio System with Bluetooth
  • 7-Speed Dual-Clutch Transmission (DCT)

Engine Details

  • Lightweight U2 Turbodiesel Engine
  • Maximum Output: 100 kW at 4 000 r/min 
  • Peak Torque: 300 Nm at 2 750 r/min


  • Acceleration: 0 – 100km/h in 12.2 seconds (previously 11.2) 
  • Top Speed: 188 km/h (previously 182 km/h)

Peace of Mind

  • 3 Years Unlimited Roadside Assistance
  • 4 Year / 90 000km Service Plan
  • 5 Year / 150 000km Warranty


Soul 1.6 CRDi SMART DCT – from R399 995