Now in its third generation and benefiting from a few tweaks and updates, the Rio is looking and driving better than ever. With its excellent ratings for value, safety and reliability along with Kia’s unrivalled 7-year warranty - this car means business!
If you’re after a hatchback that looks good, is simple to drive and will serve you well minimum fuss, then this could be a great choice for you. Best of all you can bag yourself a brand new Kia Rio with a low deposit and free insurance or contribution towards insurance.
Now that it’s had several updates and facelifts to bring it bang up to date, the Rio looks clean and slick whist maintaining its sturdy body. It’s much more of a good looking car.
Inside, the Rio has also been revamped with a trendier looking steering wheel, and some brand new kit. All models now have a DAB radio as standard. The infotainment system has a USB port so you charge up your phone, plus Bluetooth connectivity means you can easily stream music from your phone.
Inside there’s plenty of space upfront, although the back doesn’t compare quite so well - your mates may get a bit claustrophobic on longer road trips.
The Rio is a comfortable car and handles equally well in town as it does out on the open road. The light steering allows you to nip around town and you can really start to enjoy the punchiness of the Kia Rio once you get going out on the motorway. There’s a choice of engines and they all offer a spritely drive.
The 1.2 litre models deliver good fuel efficiency at 67mpg which is good news for your pocket. Insurance wise you’ll be quids in too. The lower models fall into insurance group two and three whilst the top end versions are in group nine.
The Rio is an ultra-reliable, sound and sophisticated car that is safe and reliable for all drivers.
There’s a big tick for safety too, scoring a maximum five stars for safety in the Euro NCAP crash tests. A decent amount of safety kit comes as standard - plus the 7-year warranty offered is market leading and unmatched by rivals. You’re covered for 100k miles or 7 years (whichever comes first) with unlimited mileage in the first three years.
What is a guarantor?
A guarantor is someone who formally guarantees to pay the finance if the young driver is unable to make the repayments. Before agreeing to become a guarantor for young driver, it is important you check that you would be able to afford the repayments (if they fail to pay the finance instalments), as non-payment pay could affect both yours, and their, credit score and result in repossession of the car.
How does the insurance work?
We offer you a personalised quote based on your age and postcode and the majority of our customers really do get free insurance. We know it's a big outlay buying and insuring your first car. We developed this offer to help ease the pain during what's probably going to be your most expensive year of car insurance – whilst you build up that first year's all important no claims bonus. Our insurance is underwritten by Highway Insurance (part of the Liverpool Victoria Group)
How long until I get my new car?
Good question. It depends on the car you're after and how far you want to go customising it! If you want your car delivered ASAP give us a call on 0333 358 3441 to find out what's available now. If you've got your heart set on a certain colour or upgrade the car may have to be made to order. Whatever your circumstances, our friendly team can talk you through timescales for the different options – and we'll keep you posted on progress until it's delivered.
What is the benefit of adding a guarantor to my finance application?
If you're aged under 21, you're unlikely to have built up much credit history, so approval will be based on your personal circumstances. Having a guarantor increases your chance of being approved - thus allowing you to start building up your credit score.
What happens after the first year?
We'll send you a renewal price, but you don't have to take it and if you can find a more suitable policy somewhere else you can move your insurance (we'll miss you though!)
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