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The beating heart of the new Kia Rio

Launched just a few months ago, the Kia Rio is a storming success - but now, a Limited Edition model has been launched, which is sure to get hearts racing even faster. Introducing the Rio Pulse.

Sitting between the '2' and '3' grade Kia Rio models, the Rio Pulse is available in Clear White and Midnight Black bodywork colours at no additional cost, and both of these colours complement the Pulse's red roof, front vents, mirror caps and side skirt trims, adding an air of exclusivity. This colour scheme continues in the contemporary cabin, where you'll find black and red faux leather upholstery and red faux leather door inserts.

Riding on 17-inch alloy wheels, you'll look and feel the part. Making the Rio Pulse stand out from the crowd, you'll also find a black radiator grille with chrome surround, privacy glass, stainless steel pedals and a leather-trimmed steering wheel.

A six-speaker audio system produces high-quality sound and a five-inch colour touchscreen offers excellent in-car entertainment and connectivity, with a DAB radio and RDS messaging. Bluetooth® connectivity allows for music streaming and USB charging points mean you'll never run out of juice, plus the Pulse's reversing camera, rear parking sensors and a 3.5-inch cluster will make manoeuvres a piece of cake.

Stay safe in the Kia Rio Pulse too, with active safety provisions including Electronic Stability Control, Vehicle Stability Management, Cornering Brake Control, Straight-Line Stability and Hill Start Assist.

Powered by Kia's four-cylinder, 1.25-litre petrol engine, paired with a five-speed manual gearbox, accelerate from 0-60mph in 12.5 seconds up to a top speed of 107mph. Enjoy start/stop as standard and expect to achieve up to 58.8mpg (combined) with CO2 emissions of just 109g/km.

Better yet, if you purchase your Rio Pulse from Hendy Kia between now and 30th September, benefit from a complimentary year's insurance that includes unlimited misfuelling cover, a courtesy vehicle and 90 days' EU recovery cover.

Get in touch with Hendy Kia today to find out how you can get your pulse racing .