Quite impressive actually. The whole cabin has been trimmed out in black with shades contrasting between glossy plastic for the bezels and the matt like shade for the rest. The quality of plastics is pretty good and gives the car a young and sporty feel. The touchscreen system with a floating display has a slight driver-oriented leaning and this plays into the sporty feel.
But it’s too small and lacks the desirable appeal that touchscreens have picked up nowadays. In fact, it seems more than obvious that Kia will have to replace the system for the Indian car market with a far more comprehensive system and a bigger screen. Of particular notice is also the gear knob which has got an Audi like golf ball design and well, if that isn’t a further hint of sportiness then I don’t know what is.
This Rio is only marginally larger than the Elite i20 which means that you get the same kind of cabin space offered on the latter. That’s not a bad thing at all as there’s quite a lot of space for four people across all dimensions.
Other than those, the Rio surprisingly comes with everything that is considered standard in this part of the Indian car market. This list includes climate control, chrome interior door handles and pedals, height adjustment for the driver’s seat, power windows, power mirrors, split folding rear seats and an instrument cluster with clearly stenciled fonts that’s very pleasing to the eyes.