Cheap alternative to KIA Rio: KIA is preparing a new top sedan version of Soluto

Cheap alternative to KIA Rio: KIA is preparing a new top sedan version of Soluto


The company KIA is preparing to introduce a new top version of the small little sedan Soluto. This design has been announced only for the Vietnamese market.

Homeland budget “chetyrehdverki” KIA with a length of 4300 mm is not Korea, and China: where the model made its debut in 2017 under the name Pegas was originally stated that the machine is designed only for this country. Recall, semancik built on the basis of KIA K2 of the first generation (so called China model, we have known as Rio). But in China the sedan failed: in 2018, were sold 19 604 of the instance, and in 2019 – a total of 990 units. Therefore, KIA was deprived of the status model “exclusive”, and today it is sold in some countries in South America, the Middle East and Southeast Asia, while in some places the sedan was renamed in Soluto. And now in Vietnam announced a new top of the range “chetyrehdverki” (where the model is also called Soluto).

In General, Vietnamese version only differs in appearance from the Chinese source text: it has led daytime running lights and a small spoiler on the trunk lid. And yet customers are offered cars of local Assembly, whereas in other countries the sedan is shipped from China (production is established at the factory SP KIA and Dongfeng).


At the moment in Vietnam, the model has two trim levels – the base (the name she was not given) and Deluxe. The cheapest KIA Soluto has the above-mentioned DRL, foglights, a couple of airbags, ABS+EBD, air conditioning, radio, and a Keyless entry system. In the Deluxe version there are “leather” interior, multimedia system with touch screen, rear Parking sensors, rear view camera, and the same spoiler.

But the main new thing the upcoming top version, called Luxury, is the cruise control, local media reported, citing dealers KIA. Moreover, neither the Chinese Pegas, no cars in other countries there is no such option. More expensive Soluto in Vietnam received the smart key (can start the engine or open the trunk), electric exterior mirrors, ESC – in other markets this set has long been. But the sunroof and the side “airbag” Vietnamese “luxury” for some reason has not got, although in some countries they are provided. However, it is possible that these options profile media just haven’t found out, because in the official price list of Luxury equipment yet.

The engine is the same for all versions Pegas/Soluto – atmospheric petrol “four” 1.4 94 HP, which is paired with a five-speed “mechanics” or four-stage “automatic”.


Base sedan in Vietnam is VND 399 million ($17 000), Deluxe with automatic transmission will cost 455 million Dong ($19 400), and for Luxury allegedly asked 499 million Dong ($21 300). Note that Vietnam is an attractive price.

By the way, Pegas/Soluto is a clone under the brand Hyundai in China sedan is named Reina. Initially, the model Hyundai was also Chinese “exclusive”, but it is then sent for export (in some markets it is a Verna). It is unknown whether there will be cruise control at the “public sector” Hyundai, there is no data about whether to get this option KIA model outside of Vietnam.

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