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A new Kia Rio

From: £244 p/m

A smart, solid stylish hatchback that's a joy to drive

Distinctive looks and an impressive safety record give this hatchback the edge.

Engine Size Icon 1248 cc
Manual Transmission Icon Manual
Petrol Can Icon Petrol
Petrol Pump Icon 51.40 MPG
co2 Icon 125 g/km
Tax Icon £170 a year
Doors Icon 5
line-icon-seats 5

Kia Rio

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.

Reasons to love the Kia Rio

Fresh new look Plus Icon

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.

An enjoyable drive Plus Icon

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.

Economical to run Plus Icon

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.

Safe and reliable Plus Icon

The Rio is ultra-reliable. Since this version was launched in 2011 there have been no major issues or mechanical problems reported - so hopefully nothing would go drastically wrong with this car.

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.

Standard specification
Technical specification

Standard specification Plus Icon

Driver Convenience

Electric power steering
Outside temperature display
Trip computer
Digital clock
Gear selection indicator
Windscreen washer level indicator


Bluetooth connectivity including audio streaming
4 speakers
USB and auxiliary socket
Steering wheel mounted audio controls

Exterior Features

Body colour bumpers
Variable front intermittent wipers with mist function
Electrically adjustable and heated door mirrors
Rear wash/wipe
Rear fog lamp
Heated rear window
Automatic lighting control
Body colour door handles
Welcome home function
Multi reflector headlights
Black grille with silver surround
Body coloured door mirrors
Tinted glass
Electric front windows + drivers one touch
Headlamp levelling
Daytime running lights

Interior Features

Overhead console with sunglasses holder
Rheostat dimmer switch
Load area light
Driver's seat height adjuster
ISOFIX top tethers and lower anchor points
Silver interior door handles
Luggage hooks
Driver/passenger front seatback pockets
60/40 split/folding 2nd row of seats
Air conditioning
Driver/passenger sunvisors and illuminated vanity mirrors
Door pockets with bottle holder
Height adjustable headrests
12V power point front
3 passenger grab handles
Tilt/telescopic adjust steering wheel
Rear parcel shelf
Woven cloth upholstery


Silver fascia trim


Cornering brake control
Emergency stop signalling system
Height adjustable front seatbelt anchors
Traction control
Rear child proof door locks
Seatbelt warning
Tyre pressure monitoring system
Passenger airbag deactivate switch
3x3 point rear seatbelts
3-point front seatbelts
Driver and passenger airbags
Automatic unlocking of doors in case of impact
Front side airbags
Curtain airbags
Front seatbelt pretensioners + load limiters


Anti theft alarm
Deadlocking system
Folding key
Engine immobiliser
Remote central door locking
Speed sensitive auto door locking


Tyre mobility system
15" steel wheels with full wheel covers


Intelligent Stop and Go

Technical specification Plus Icon

Engine and drive train

Cylinder Layout
Cylinder Bore(mm)


Badge Engine CC
Coin Series
Service Interval Mileage

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Frequently asked questions

What is a guarantor? Plus Icon

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? Plus Icon

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)

What is the benefit of adding a guarantor to my finance application? Plus Icon

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? Plus Icon

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!)

How long until I get my new car? Plus Icon

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.


Get a brand new Kia Rio
with insurance

Price ranges from:
£244 - £360 p/m

From: £244 p/m

Representative example

Buy on a 4 year Personal Contract Purchase at 9.7% APR

48 monthly payments of
12 months insurance

At the end of the 4 years you can hand the car back to the finance company or pay a final payment of £3,744.25.

Drive up to 8000 miles per year.

Here's how we worked out the loan

£12,645.00Question IconCash price This is amount you are paying for the car.

£12,145.00Question IconLoan amount after the deposit This is the amount you are borrowing and will pay interest on.

£2,916.11Question IconTotal charge for credit This is the total amount of interest you will pay on the finance agreement.

£0.00Question IconAdmin fee This is an administration fee that the finance lender charge to set up your credit agreement.

£15,561.21Question IconTotal amount payable This is the total amount you would pay to own the car (including the deposit, the 48 monthly payments and the final payment.

4.57%Question IconThe fixed rate of interest The interest rate will remain consistent throughout the term of your loan, meaning your monthly payments will remain the same.

The figures above are based on an 18 year old living at PO107RJ. Young Marmalade Ltd, acting as a credit broker, will introduce you to a select panel of lenders. *This can be increased for an additional cost after you apply (excess mileage is charged if you hand your car back at the end of the term. The excess mileage rate will be specified in your finance agreement.)

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