Kia Rio Sedan (2012)

Kia Motors America (KMA) is celebrating the world premiere of the all-new subcompact sedan 2012 Kia Rio and Kia Soul 2012 Full Update 2011 in the New York International Auto Show.

Scheduled to join the lineup KMA fall of 2011 - with its five-door hatchback brother unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show in March 2011 - the all-new Kia Rio show ushers in the next chapter of Kia Motors transformation design led course with a catchy design, advanced technology and sophistication in the small car segment. ISG with brand new (stop-start) technology and attack power and fuel economy to 40 miles per gallon (5.8L/100km), promises to consumers Rio impressive fuel economy without sacrificing power or fun to drive performance.

"The all-new Kia Rio provides the perfect combination of world-class style, excellent fuel economy, advanced technology and great value for the car smaller and more economical in the Kia lineup," said Michael Sprague, vice President of Marketing and Communications, KMA. "With gasoline prices, subcompact is increasingly popular, with more power, up to 40 miles per gallon fuel economy and design, the new Rio brand sets the standard in the category subcompact and becomes a vehicle not only economically affordable people, but who aspire to own. "

The first class, sobriety and power

Available in the U.S. with a choice of three trims - LX, EX and SX models - the 2012 Kia Rio is powered by a 1.6-liter four-cylinder GDI with an optional six-speed manual or six-speed transmission automatic. One of only two vehicles in this segment to offer a GDI (Gasoline Direct Injection) engine, the 2012 offers consumers that elusive combination Rio power and impressive fuel economy, achieving class leading 135HP (100 kW ) power and first-class fuel economy rating of 30/40 mpg city / highway (7.8-5.8L/100km). Kia Rio also offers technology ISG, the new Kia lineup in which the engine stops when the vehicle is moving. The engine restarts automatically when the driver release the brake pedal, thereby reducing fuel consumption in stop-start urban traffic.

Sleek and streamlined exterior

Designed Kia design studios in Irvine, California, the all-new sedan Rio sub-compact hatchback and show great carved beveled shoulder lines and an outer wedge-shaped, prominent athletic profile that expresses the strength and agility. It also reflects an aggressive recently found other Kia vehicles, such as the 2011 Optima and Sportage. Both models sport Kia Rio Kia's interpretation of the signature grille, cut the dynamic design of wireless projector, providing a new twist Kia family show that air intake is even bigger in person exude youth.

Luxuriously appointed interior

Inside the Kia Rio 2012 envelopes the driver and passengers of a bold and modern cabin, Kia will focus characterized by a horizontal measure, three-cylinder and finished two-tone trim highlights the feel and comfort. Extended wheelbase (2,570 mm), significantly improve the ability of passengers and goods for maximum comfort.

In addition to providing a comfortable cockpit, offering incredible technology also comes standard everywhere, including a sound system with SIRIUS Satellite Radio capability AM/FM/CD/MP3/Sat ® and three months of free service, and auxiliary and USB audio input jacks for connection to MP3 players. The range-topping SX trim offers consumers UVO powered by Microsoft ® in the car hands-free communications and entertainment system with rear camera display.

Show buyers subcompact car with more options than ever before, the 2012 Kia Rio offers a selection of optional upgrades with many functions combined in convenience stores, and Premium Eco.

Entirely new advanced platform

Kia Rio 2012 brings a completely new platform - longer, wider and lower than the previous generation. His aggressive attitude and the fun is enhanced by an overall length of 4366mm (sedan Rio) or 4046mm (Rio5) with a platform measuring 1720mm wide and 1455mm high. The use of steel of high tensile strength (63 percent), lightweight design offers greater torsional rigidity of Rio to improve handling, ride quality and refinement, as well as increasing capacity while reducing total weight of the collision.

Focusing on safety

The Rio 2012 is equipped with a high level of standard safety features including six airbags, three-point seatbelts for all seats, electronic stability control (ESC), a four-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS) Hill Start Assist Control (HAC) and Vehicle Stability Management (MSM), which coordinates car ESC and ABS to help the driver maintain vehicle control at all times.

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