KIA’s economically viable RIO with high end features spotted in Pakistan

03:32 PM | 20 Mar, 2018
KIA’s economically viable RIO with high end features spotted in Pakistan
LAHORE – KIA motors is making its comeback in Pakistan nearly after nine years, by partnering with Lucky Cement group.

The South Korean automaker, which was earlier manufacturing cars in collaboration with Deewan Farooque, had stopped its production in 2009.

Recently, Kia Lucky Motors signed an agreement with Ministry of Industries and Production to start the production of light commercial and passenger vehicles in the South Asian country. The agreement took place under Automotive Development Policy 2016-2021.

The official website of KIA Motors Pakistan is already live showcasing different products of the company.

Previously, KIA Sportage was spotted in Pakistan during its tests but this time all-new KIA Rio was caught roaming around the streets of the country. Last year KIA Rio was spotted near Hyderabad city of Sindh.

KIA Rio test mule’s images are going viral on social media with automotive lovers craving to get a hands-on experience of the vehicle.

KIA Rio is a subcompact hatchback, popular in the European market and in Pakistan and apparently, the car will be a direct competitor of Suzuki Swift and FAW V2 in this league.

If the KIA RIO is launched, it will be a very strong contender and it is likely that KIA would roll out two variants to cater the price range of low-end users and high-end users, who would be enjoying latest goodies like smart entry with push-start, climate control, cruise control and many other features.

Internationally, the car comes with two engine options at 1.4-liter and a 1.2-liter petrol engine mated to either a 4-speed automatic, a 5-speed manual or a 6-speed manual transmission.

KIA RIO features offered in the international market:

  • Bi-Projection Headlamp

  • Electric Folding Mirrors

  • 5-inch Multi-Information Display

  • Steering mounted audio controls

  • Cruise Control

  • Climate Control

  • 60:40 Rear Split Seats

  • Sunroof

  • Auto-Dimming rear-view mirror

  • Rear USB Charging Ports

  • Luggage net and the cargo shelf

  • Auto windshield defogger

  • Automatic Rain Sensor

  • Smart Key

  • 6-Airbags

  • Parking Sensors

  • 15/16/17-inch Alloy Wheels

The price of the car is believed to be under Rs1.5 million for Pakistani customers.

The writer is a member of the staff. He can be accessed on Twitter @iamnozair


Currency Rates Today - Pakistani Rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, Riyal - 25 July 2024

Pakistani rupee rates against US Dollar and other currencies on July 25, 2024 (Thursday) in open market.

USD to PKR Rate Today

US dollar was being quoted at 279 for buying and 280.75 for selling. Euro's buying rate moved up to 301.75 and selling rate is 303.85.

British Pound rate is 356 for buying, and 360.25 for selling. UAE Dirham AED was at 76.65 and Saudi Riyal hovered at 73.90.

Currency Rates Today

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 08:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279 280.75
Euro EUR 301.75 303.85
UK Pound Sterling GBP 356 360.25
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.65 77.4
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.90 74.63
Australian Dollar AUD 184.95 186.75
Bahrain Dinar BHD 741.15 749.15
Canadian Dollar CAD 203.65 205.65
China Yuan CNY 38.4 38.8
Danish Krone DKK 40.15 40.55
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.75 36.05
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.43
Japanese Yen JPY 1.91 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.25 917.35
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.95 59.75
New Zealand Dollar NZD 169.24 171.24
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.04 26.34
Omani Riyal OMR 722.87 730.89
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.39 77.09
Singapore Dollar SGD 202.4 204.4
Swedish Korona SEK 26.5 26.8
Swiss Franc CHF 309.05 311.55
Thai Bhat THB 7.55 7.7


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