Kia Rio for Sale in Ghana
In 2000 the South Korean car manufacturer Kia produced the Kia Rio which is a subcompact car that is available in a four-door sedan or a five-door hatchback model. The Kia Rio which is currently in its third generation the Kia Rio was considered to be the least expensive car model among the wide range of Kia vehicles, until the introduction of the Kia Morning in 2004. The Kia Rio is designed as a five passenger saloon car available in four different trim levels. The 2014 Kia Rio saloon has the base 1.2 LX trim, the 1.4 SLX trim, a high-end 1.4 EX trim and a new top-of the-line 1.4 EX-S trim. The Kia Rio hatchback model can be found only in the 1.4 EX trim.
Kia Rio is a well-known car model in Ghana because of its reliability, affordability and fuel efficiency. Kia Motors Ghana is official the distributor of Rio cars in Ghana and there is other options of buying Kia Rio such as searching for used Kia Rio for sale, and Ghana’s leading online premium marketplace Jumia Car is the best option to search for them. . There are a lot of used Kia Rio cars for sale for private or commercial (Taxi) usage in Ghana.
What to know when buying Kia Rio
Performance and Specifications of Kia Rio
Kia Rio cars are powered either by a 1.2 liter DOHC 16-valve Inline-4 gasoline engine at a 86 horsepower and 120 Nm of torque; and a 1.4 liter DOHC 16-valve Inline-4 gasoline engine which supplies 105 horsepower and 137 Nm of torque. The 2014 Rio engines have extra performance capacity with support from Continuous Variable Valve Timing (CVVT) .
Both engines have an acceleration capacity from 0-100 kph in 12 to 13 seconds respectively on average. The 1.2 liter and 1.4 liter have a fuel efficiency of 16 km/L and 19 km/L, both in urban conditions.
How is the design of Kia Rio
The Kia Rio has a uni-body construction partnered with a MacPherson front suspension and a torsion beam in its rear. In 2010, Kia Rio modified this model by creating a new front design to incorporate Kia’s iconic “Tiger Nose” grille. Exterior equipment includes solar control glass, 14-inch steel or 15-inch alloy wheels, fog lamps, power windows and power mirrors.
Inside its roomy cabin, the Kia Rio can comfortably seat five people and is equipped with a supervision cluster with trip computer, multi-information display, power locks, push start/stop button and automatic climate control (for high-end variants).
What are the standout features of the Kia Rio?
Kia Rio are known for unique features like;
- Substantial power stored under its hood that gives an easier and stable driving experience on the highway and urban landscapes
- Power and safety features with optional keyless entry and security alarm
- Comfortable seating with a spacious interior with sufficient legroom
Used Kia Rio for Sale in Ghana
In Ghana, purchasing a brand new Kia Rio is not something that is hard to achieve, as the vehicle is affordable and readily available in the Ghanaian automobile market. However, if you are looking for a cheaper option, you would most likely be looking to purchase either a home used or Ghana used Kia Rio, which would come in good road useable condition, depending on the previous users and how well they have been maintained. Here are urban cities and area in Ghana where buyers can find good deals on Kia Rio vehicles for sale in the country;
The Best Kia Rio year to Buy
The Kia Rio is currently in its third generation, therefore any year model above the 2011 Kia Rio would be one of the best years to purchase. The previous years of production are also very common in Ghana, but might not be as advanced as that of the third generation.
Kia Rio Price in Ghana
The starting price of a brand new Kia Rio is approximately Gh 45,000 cedis but the very common way people in Ghana buy Kia Rio cars is by searching for used or second hand Kia Rio cars for sale. This searching process is made faster and easier at Jumia Car Ghana providing a wide range of used Rio cars at affordable and negotiable prices.
- 2001 Kia Rio – 2005 Kia Rio: GH 9,000 cedis – GH 18,000 cedis
- 2006 Kia Rio – 2009 Kia Rio: GH 15,000 cedis – GH 22,000 cedis
- 2010 Kia Rio – 2012 Kia Rio: GH 25,000 cedis – GH 32,000 cedis
Concluding comments about the Kia Rio
Kia Rio is considered to be a very fuel efficient car with a great value for money. It has competitive features and specifications that keeps it in closed competition with the Hyundai Accent.
The Rio has general remarks as a perfect passenger car for small families due to its:
- Multiple useful amenities and equipment
- Spacious room cabin, ample cargo space
- Long warranty (5 years/ 160,000 kilometers)
- Powerful acceleration capacity
If you are in the market for a Kia Rio, it would be advised to take a test drive in one to have an extra feel of the vehicle before making the purchase.