The Kia Rio has a new engine!

By Product Expert | Posted in Kia Rio on Monday, September 16th, 2019 at 9:00 pm
2020 Kia Rio blue and red front view

What is new for the 2020 Kia Rio?

The 2020 Kia Rio is still just as intriguing as ever, but when compared to the 2019 Rio, there is one big change. What is new for the 2020 Kia Rio? With an all-new engine and an all-new transmission, it’s time that you tried a Kia Rio for yourself.

2020 Kia Rio engineWhat new engine is available on the 2020 Kia Rio?

For 2019, the Rio came with a 1.6-liter engine referred to as the Gamma. The 2020 Rio engine may seem the same with an equal displacement of 1.6 liters, but it’s actually a brand new iteration of the same engine, it provides up to 120 horsepower and 112 pound-feet of torque.

What’s more, this engine comes standard on every 2020 Rio trim levels. This includes both the sedan and the 5-door hatchback version of the 2020 Kia Rio. What did the engine improve? We will get to that in a moment.


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2020 Kia Rio center console shifterNew transmission for the 2020 Kia Rio

For 2020, Kia has replaced the 6-speed automatic transmission on all Rio models. Now, the Rio is equipped with an all-new iVT transmission.

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An iVT transmission is an intelligent variable transmission that smoothly changes gear ratios for the ultimate efficiency.


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2020 Kia Rio gauge clusterHow efficient is the 2020 Kia Rio?

The new engine plus the new transmission has to amount to something other than a fun and sporty ride, right? Well, it does. This stunning combination was able to produce large improvements in the efficiency department.

All versions of the 2019 Kia Rio had 28-city mpg, 37-highway mpg, and 32-combined mpg. However, the 2020 Kia Rio gets 33-city mpg, 41-highway mpg, and 36-combined mpg. Those are huge differences, and this means more money gets to stay in your pocket.

Where to get the 2020 Kia Rio in the Schenectady, NY

Are you intrigued by the 2020 Kia Rio? We don’t blame you. If you are looking for one of your own in Schenectady, NY, whether it’s a sedan or a hatchback, you can count on Fuccillo Kia of Schenectady. We can get you behind the wheel of a 2020 Rio today! Check out our new inventory below.

New Rio Inventory

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