The TEC 3 Door – A Brand Spanking New Kia Rio

Are you looking for a reliable and trustworthy car for sale? When it comes to hatchback cars the Kia Rio TEC 3-door is an awesome choice. This vehicle has everything that you need to zip through the city streets in style. The automotive manufacturer has designed the car to offer South African motorists comfort and convenience without spending a fortune. You can sell your vehicle or find a Kia Rio for sale on Auto Mart.

Kia Rio

A Look at the Stunning Kia Rio

The fourth generation Kia Rio was released on the international market during 2011. The excellent design of this vehicle was acknowledged when it received numerous ‘Car of the Year’ awards. It also received the Good Design Award during the same year.

The following year was just as successful for the Kia Rio and the vehicle continued to receive well-known awards year after year. The Kia Rio South Africa soon became a best seller and it was among the top vehicles in the 2012 WesBank/SAGMJ Car of the Year awards. Other note-worthy achievements of the Kia Rio for sale is the 2014 Best Compact Computer Award and a Gold Award from IPSOS.

The New Kia Rio

The new Kia Rio 3-door model is now available on the South African market. Following the success of the 5-door hatch and 4-door vehicles, the latest release was met with excitement by local drivers. A highlight of the Kia Rio 2016 is its impressive TEC specifications which put it at the top of its range.

While the TEC 3-door is equipped with the same features as the other models in this range, it has a sportier design. Not only is the exterior of this model athletic and sleek, it also has a more compact design than the other models. Despite the TEC 3-door’s compact design, the interior layout creates a sense of spaciousness.


Highlights of this model include leather seats as well as USB and Bluetooth connectivity. Air-conditioning helps to maintain a pleasant temperature inside the vehicle. The interior layout creates a welcoming ambiance for both drivers and passengers alike. It is easy to adjust the Rio settings with the steering wheel mounted switches.

With fold down seats it is simple to access the backs seats for additional room for passengers. The TEC 3-door model has 17-inch alloy wheels. With the availability of 8 colours, you can choose one that suits your style.


The Kia Rio 2016: 1.4 Litre Gamma Engine

The new Kia Rio comes with the renowned 1.4-litre Gamma engine. A highlight of this engine is its friction-reducing design as well as dual CVVT. The tried and tested engine design offers drivers a responsive and economic ride.

The engine delivers 79 kW of power at 6300 rpm. It has a maximum torque of 135 Nm at 4200 rpm. The 1.4 Kia Rio can accelerate from 0 – 100 kph in 11.5 seconds with a top speed of 183 kph. A 6-speed manual transmission or a 4-speed automatic transmission is available for this model.


Take a look at this informative table to see the 3-door TEC specifications at a glance:

Kia Rio Specifications

Kia Rio 3-door TEC
Maximum Power Output (kW@rpm)79 @ 6300
Maximum Torque (Nm @ rpm)135 @ 4200
Acceleration 0 – 100 kph (s) 11.5
Top Speed (kph)183
Transmission6-speed manual, 4-speed automatic

If you are looking for great value for money, then you should find one of these beautiful hatchback cars. The automotive manufacturer has developed a reputation for selling quality vehicles at an affordable price.

The 1.2 manual 4 and 5 door models are priced at R 203 995 while the 1.4 manual variation costs R 228 995. The 1.4 TEC models are available at the price of R 241 995. The Kia comes with an impressive 5-year/150 000 km warranty. Another advantage to owning a Kia is its 4-year/60000 km service plan.


With a history of success it is easy to see why the Kia Rio is such a popular vehicle. Both international and local motorists choose to commute in the Rio. Why not take a new Kia Rio for a test drive so that you can see for yourself? While the car you drive is a personal choice, the success of the Rio makes it an obvious option if you are looking for a new vehicle. If you are looking for a Kia Rio for sale, browse through the great deals on Auto Mart today.

Bruce Ungersbock

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