Tag: Kia Rio

Kia Details Clutch-By-Wire Manual Gearbox For Mild Hybrids

Kia has revealed all the juicy details about its innovative new clutch-by-wire manual transmission to be used by a range of mild-hybrid models, starting with the recently announced 2021 Rio EcoDynamics+. The South Korean automaker’s new manual gearbox doesn’t use a mechanical linkage, with the clutch operated purely electronically and integrated with a 48V powertrain. […]

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2021 Kia Rio Facelift Brings Subtle Styling Tweaks, Big Content Upgrades

Hyundai and Kia have accustomed us with comprehensive facelifts in recent years and the 2021 Rio supermini makes no exception. The fourth-generation Rio has received significant upgrades for its mid-cycle refresh, including styling tweaks, ‘big car’ safety and infotainment tech, as well as Kia’s first petrol 48-volt mild-hybrid system. In the looks department, the 2021 […]

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