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UK gets a new limited edition model - Kia Rio Pulse

UK gets a new limited edition model - Kia Rio Pulse
Nikhil Puthran Nikhil Puthran Wednesday 19 July 2017, 21:42 PM

UK recently received the new Rio and this time around the car manufacturer has introduced a new special edition model called the Rio Pulse. The new special edition model has been introduced at £14,595 on road (approx. Rs 12.23 lakh) and is available in clear white and midnight black colour options.

In efforts to distinguish the Pulse from the regular Rio model, the special edition version gets a red roof, red front vents, mirror caps and side skirt trims. The vehicle sits on 17-inch alloy wheels with 205/45 R17 tyres, gets a black radiator grille with chrome surround, while the rear side windows and tailgate get a privacy glass. As for the interior, it gets black and red faux leather upholstery and red faux leather door inserts. The steering wheel and the gearshifter are wrapped in sporty leather upholstery. Additionally, the vehicle also gets stainless steel pedals, a five-inch touchscreen infotainment system and a 3.5-inch cluster display.

In terms of safety, the Kia Rio Pulse gets electronic stability control, vehicle stability management, cornering brake control, straight-line stability and hill start assist. Under the hood, the Rio Pulse from Kia is powered by a 1.25-litre, four-cylinder, 16-valve petrol engine that generates 83bhp at 6,000rpm and 121Nm of torque peaking at 4,000rpm. The engine comes mated to a five-speed manual gearbox and is capable of sprinting from 0 to 100kmph in 12.5 seconds. The vehicles is capable of hitting a top speed of 172kmph.

 

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