2011 Geneva: First photos, details of the 2012 Kia Rio released

2012 Kia Rio
2012 Kia Rio

Kia has released the first photos and details of the 2012 Kia Rio prior to its debut at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show.

The 2012 Kia Rio’s wheelbase has been extended by 70 mm (to 2,570 mm) offering more room for rear passengers along with increased cargo room. Interior quality has also been stepped up along with a wide selection of trim options. Kia will offer the 2012 Rio with a range of¬†fuel-efficient gasoline and diesel engines. Depending on market the 2012 Kia Rio will offer a 1.1L diesel unit generating 70-hp or a 1.2L turbo Gasoline Direct Injection (GDI), which will be available from 2012.

“This new model is a big step forward,” said Soon-Nam Lee, Director of Overseas Marketing, Kia Motors Corporation. “The Rio has always been successful, and with this new incarnation we have a car that people will want to buy for its looks.”

The 2012 Kia Rio will go on sale in the UK from September as a 5-door version followed by a 3-door version from early 2012. Pricing and full range details will be announced nearer the on-sale date.

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– By: Omar Rana