Kia introduced a restyling version of Ray microvan, which debuted for the first time six years ago and has not been updated ever since. The 2018 model year car got a completely new front end with other headlights and LED driving lights. Plus in the corners of the bumpers of the model appeared vertically arranged oval sections.
On the grille of the new Kia Ray 2018-2019, as well as on the boot lid, patterned plastic inserts appeared, which if desired can be dismantled. Also, during the restyling, the Koreans installed new rear lights on the model. Interestingly, the machine can be ordered with painted in contrast color roof and side mirror casings.
During the restyling process, Kia Ray retained its main feature – a different design of the sidewalls. So, on the left, there are two usual swinging doors, while on the right the front door is swinging and the rear one has a sliding leaf – together they form a single opening with a width of 1,432 mm.
The design of the interior of the compact also underwent changes. The company used for the car a different color combination and decorated the front panel with chrome overlays. The very same architecture and layout of the torpedo remained the same.
In the Kia Ray 2018, a three-spoke steering wheel is installed, and on the center console is a 7.0-inch display of a multimedia system, the capabilities of which have been expanded by adding support for Apple CarPlay and MirrorLink. The machine can be ordered both with an analog instrument panel and partly with a digital electronic speedometer in the center.
Kia Ray in the new body is based on the extended platform Picanto. The length of the car reaches 3,595 mm, and its wheelbase is 2,520 mm. In this case, the microvan has a sufficiently high body (1,700 mm).
The rear row can be moved in the longitudinal direction, and if you push it as far forward as possible, you will get a trunk with a volume of 319 liters. The rear seats can be folded, increasing the cargo hold to 1 324 liters. Also, the model is available in a double Van version, where the rear seats are not available. The luggage compartment of this modification is 1 447 liters.
As for the powertrain, the updated Kia Ray 2018 is powered by a 1.0-liter three-cylinder engine that works in tandem with a four-speed automatic and develops 78 hp. According to the manufacturer, the engine has become a bit more economical due to the new management program.