The Paris Motor Show is one of the world’s biggest auto shows, with over one million visitors viewing the latest in automobile technology. The first show was held in 1898 and was originally a home for local manufacturers such as Renault, Peugeot, and Citroen. Now it has displays from every major carmaker in the world.
At this year’s show a few days ago, Kia Motors was proud to unveil exciting updates to two of their existing models.
New Kia Rio and Kia Soul Star in 2016 Paris Motor Show
The 4th generation of the Kia Rio made its world premiere at the Paris Auto Show. Redesigned inside and out, the new Rio is in rare form. From the bold front grille to the angular rear, the new exterior is sleeker and more aerodynamic, adding functional performance to the refreshed styling.
Inside, the Rio offers class leading space and an array of the latest technology, including heated seats and rain sensing windshield wipers. It also has an impressive 11.4 cubic feet of cargo space in the trunk. The new Rio is the first car in its class to feature Autonomous Emergency Braking with pedestrian recognition and a Lane Departure Warning system.
Also making its debut in Paris was the all new Kia Soul. The popular compact crossover gains a new 200 hp 1.6L T-GDI engine, making this the most powerful Kia Soul in the vehicle’s 9 year history. The new motor is paired with a fast shifting 7-speed dual clutch transmission, taking its performance to a new level.
The Soul’s redesigned exterior and enhanced interior compliment the mechanical refinements. These class-leading safety and comfort features are sure to keep our favorite crossover at the top of its class.
At Union County Kia, we always have the latest news and updates about new Kia models. We welcome you to visit our showroom and talk to any member of our friendly and knowledgeable staff about any current of future addition to Kia’s lineup. We are here to help you find the perfect vehicle for your lifestyle, and we hope to hear from you soon.