Somehow the words 'hot-blooded' and 'safe' don’t gel easily in the mind. However, they can be said in the same breath when the topic is the ravishing Rio range. Words like 'trendy, spirited and stylish' describe its looks and performance. Whereas 'secure, safe and rock-steady' describe its road-handling characteristics.
“Kia is known to make exciting and enabling vehicles, yet our safety focus never misses a beat,” reminds a spokesperson, “No wonder one gets the best of both words, and the worlds... in a Kia.” This has recently been attested by the Rio being named as one of “6 Best New Cars for Your Teenager” by VroomGirls.com. The award and the article emphasis that while parents look for safe, reliable and value in a car, the teenagers just want cool.
Both the bases are covered by Kia Rio, which scores high grades for its contemporary styling, easy-to-use dashboard, and excellent gas mileage — with EPA estimates of 30 MPG city and 40 MPG highway for both manual and automatic transmissions, the Rio is the most fuel-efficient car on this list.
Kia Rio is available in 3 variants in Oman — 3, 4 & 5 doors. To maximise the impact, Kia offers a choice of up to 10 body colours — White, Black, Bright Silver, Signal Red, Fresh Beige, Electronic Blue, Deep Blue, Wendy Brown, Graphite and Caramel Yellow — which help to underline the car's refined and stylish character. 1.4 L, 4 cylinder, CVVT engine driving out 108 hp @ 6300 rpm with Torque: 14 kg-m @ 4,200 rpm; mated to its 6 speed Manual transmission & 4 speed Automatic transmissions.
Kia is one of the world's premier automotive brands. Over 2.5 million vehicles a year are produced in 15 manufacturing and assembly operations in eight countries which are then sold and serviced through a network of distributors and dealers covering 172 countries.
Kia today has over 47,000 employees worldwide and annual revenues of over $39 billion. It is the major sponsor of the Australian Open and an official automotive partner of Fifa — the governing body of the Fifa World Cup™. Kia Motors Corporation's brand slogan — "The Power to Surprise" — represents the company's global commitment to surpassing customer expectations through continuous automotive innovation.
Reliable International Automotive, the distributor for Kia in Oman provides a rewarding ownership experience for customers. Excellent product attributes and unmatched 18 facilities easily ensure their absolute satisfaction, every mile of the way.
No wonder then that Reliable International Automotive has been ranked amongst the top Kia distributors worldwide and has been honoured with prestigious accolades including the Kia 'Dealer of the Year' award; Kia 'Distributor of Distinction' award, 'Family Like Care' Service award and the 'Zenith Club' award for excellent performance. The prestigious 'Kia Award for Overall Excellence and Outstanding Performance' amongst Kia distributors worldwide was bestowed most deservingly. “You can like us and follow us on www.facebook.com/kiaoman for the latest happenings on Kia in Oman,” invites the spokesperson.