Kia has announced the release of a new SR7 trim level for 2015 to Rio, Venga, Carens and Cee’d family. The new SR7 trim sits near the bottom of the range, but the standard equipment features are the modest ones.
What about the new SR7 trim level?
The new SR7 trim will be available on the recently updated Venga and Rio along with Mini MPV Carens and Cee’d hatchback. The SR7 trim level will sit between the entry level ‘1’ and middling ‘2’ specifications.
The SR7 models following the last year’s VR7 but has higher specification than the VR7 models, including – LED daytime running lights, automatic headlight control, front fog lights, privacy glass, UV reducing solar glass, dual zone automatic air conditioning, roof rails and alloy wheels are unique to the trim level depending on the model. There are also new exterior colour options available.
“The company has released the new SR7 trim level to target more retail customers offering perfect combination of price and equipment features.”
- Each individual model receives specific upgrades too. As for example – the Rio SR7 gets UV reducing solar glass, leather trimmed steering wheel, Bluetooth, automatic headlight control, and tailgate in addition to the last year’s VR7 of air conditioning, reversing sensors, USB ports, electrically adjusted door mirrors and electric windows. The petrol version gets a new ‘Lemon Zest’ paint colour, while diesels gets new shade of silver.
- The new Venga SR7 is offered with 89bhp 1.4 litre petrol and diesel engines, featuring stylist 16 inch aloy wheels, striking new Houndstooth cloth with red stitching upholstery.
- The Carens gains reversing sensors and roof rails, and the Cee’d gains these options as well as a new set of 16-inch alloy wheels.
What power them?
The engine range available for the SR7 models spans from a 1.25 85PS petrol unit in the Rio, through a 1.4-litre 90PS unit in the Venga and Cee’d, a 100PS petrol of the same capacity, and a 1.6-litre with 135PS in the Carens.
The Diesel engine choices are a 75PS 1.1-litre unit in the Rio, a 90PS 1.4-litre CRDi in the Cee’d, and a 1.7-litre 115PS in the bigger Carens and Carens 4. Both the Rio and Cee’d SR7 models comes in three door and five door versions.
The SR7 models are identified by sporty model designation logos appeared on the lower half of each front door – are available now with prices ranging from £10,345 – £27,055 on the road.