Kia give Rio and Venga a facelift for 2015.

28 January 2015

by: Paul Gibbs


Kia have refreshed their award-winning Venga MPV with new looks, updated interior and added optional extras.

Some of the biggest changes are on the outside. At the front there’s a new, larger grille with a repositioned Kia badge, and a new lower front bumper that combines LED daytime running lights with the fog lamps.

At the rear, there is new chrome trim, new LED tail-light clusters, and under the wheelarches there’s a new alloy wheel design to choose from.

Interior changes include a dark metal trim and new seat patterns, all designed with improved quality in mind. Kia have also updated the options list, adding a heated steering wheel and Kia's updated audio-video navigation system, a seven-inch display and a rear view camera.

Efficiency tweaks have been made across the engine range to help the car meet Euro V emission standards. New stop-start tech means CO2 emissions for the 1.4-litre diesel drop from 119g/km to 114g/km.

The Kia Venga's four engine options stay the same, with 1.4 and 1.6-litre petrol and diesel engines. The most economical engine is – as before – the 1.6 CRDi diesel, with emissions of 117g/km and combined fuel economy of 64.2mpg. The low running costs and updated design and options keep the Venga leading the mini-MPV pack.


Kia’s bestselling car, the Rio supermini, has received revamped styling and improved standard kit as part of a comprehensive round of updates.

The Rio has been fitted with new front and rear bumpers, with a redesigned lower air intake. The fog light housings now feature twin chrome bars, while at the back there’s a new number plate strip and restyled reflectors.

As with the Venga, the Rio's interior quality has improved. All versions now include high-gloss black trim, while the top-spec ‘3’ and ‘4’ models now include a seven-inch touch screen and sat nav. DAB radio now comes as standard on models, as are electrically adjustable heated door mirrors.

The ‘1 Air’ model includes air conditioning, and the trims of ‘2’ and above gain 16-inch alloy wheels, front fog lights, a cooled glove box and electrically adjustable folding door mirrors. The ‘3’ model now comes with 17-inch wheels, automatic air-con, LED daytime running lights and rain sensing wipers, plus cruise control, heated front seats and tinted windows. The top of the range ‘4’ model, introduced in 2014, adds keyless go, electric sunroof, a heated steering wheel and leather seats.

Each member of the Rio family comes with the same level of safety kit, which includes front, side and curtain airbags, electronic brake force distribution, electronic stability control, and hill hold assist.

Each of the range comes in two petrol and two diesel incarnations. The most economical is the 1.1-litre diesel, with stop-start technology as standard. The Rio ‘1’ – without air conditioning – will achieve 88.3mpg and emit just 86g/km of CO2, which makes it one of the most economical superminis available today.

Prices for the all new Kia Venga start from ?11,995, and just ?10,345 for the all new Rio.

If you like to know more about the new Kia Venga and Rio models, or any of our Kia range, please call us today on 01443 531 075.

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