2012 Kia Rio Sedan Unveiled At New York Auto Show 2011

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Two months after launching the all-new Rio in hatchback form at Geneva Motor Show, Kia continues to introduce its sedan version at the New York International Auto Show that takes place from April 22 to May 1 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in midtown Manhattan.

According to Michael Sprague, Kia Motors America's vice president for marketing & communications, the model has a successful combination of world-class styling, advanced technologies and outstanding fuel economy.

Both the Rio sedan and Rio Hatchback share some similarities like two-tone interior, multi-function steering wheel and horizontal three-cylinder instrument panel. However, while the hatchback is slimmed down to the dynamic headlamp design, the sedan looks as if it were lifted from the much larger Optima.


The Rio sedan is measuring 4366 mm (171.9-in.) long, 1,720 mm wide (67.7-in.) and 1,455 mm (57.3-in) high

The Rio sedan is measuring 4,366 mm (171.9-in.) long, 1,720 mm wide (67.7-in.) and 1,455 mm (57.3-in) high


The Rio Sedan is powered by a 135HP 1.6-litre GDI four-cylinder engine with the option of either a six-speed manual transmission or six-speed automatic. It is estimated to return 30 mpg city and 40 mpg highway (7.8-5.8L/100 km).


The Rio sedan comes in three trims including Base, LX and SX

The Rio sedan comes in three trims including Base, LX and SX


Rio Sedan features unique exterior design

Rio Sedan features unique exterior design


The Rio Sedan receives more serious attention of consumers thanks to its major factors like low price tag, good fuel economy and long powertrain warranty. Besides, it offers good performance and standard features that meet demands of tech-savvy drivers.


The base sedan starts at $12,295. But, the price will rise if consumers expect to add features like air conditioning and an automatic transmission

The base sedan starts at $12,295. But, the price will rise if consumers expect to add features like air conditioning and an automatic transmission


The sedan will have more opportunities to appeal audiences because there are around 1.2 million people expectedly coming to the 2011 New York Auto Show

The sedan will have more opportunities to appeal audience because there are around 1.2 million people expectedly coming to the 2011 New York Auto Show

 

The Rio Sedan features a 101.2-inch wheelbase that considerably improves passenger and cargo capacity, offering up to a 40-inch front headroom, 37.8-inch rear headroom, 43.3-inch front legroom and 31.1- inch rear legroom.


The Rio is offered with Kia’s start-stop ISG technology

The Rio is offered with Kia’s start-stop ISG technology


In the United States, the all-new Rio will only be offered with a 1.6-liter, inline-four Gasoline Direct Injection engine mated to either a six-speed manual or automatic transmissions

In the United States, the all-new Rio will only be offered with a 1.6-liter, inline-four Gasoline Direct Injection engine mated to either a six-speed manual or automatic transmissions


It also characterizes increased torsional stiffness for improved handling, ride quality and refinement, plus increased crash safety capabilities while reducing overall weight

It also features increased torsional stiffness for improved handling, ride quality and refinement, plus increased crash safety capabilities while reducing overall weight

 

 

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This article was published on 2011/04/25