2012 Kia Rio gets striking design, four fuel-efficient engines

2012 Kia Rio

Since the model first launched in 2005, global sales of the third-generation Kia Rio have totaled more than 860,000 units. It’s now time for the fourth-generation model and right off the bat we have to say that the fourth-generation model is on nice looking compact.

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“In addition to appealing to consumers’ aesthetic tastes, the new Kia Rio will spearhead the company’s efforts to significantly grow its market share across the globe by offering potential owners industry-leading environmental credentials,” Kia said in a statement.

“The Kia Rio has always been successful, and with this new incarnation we have a car which is extremely attractive with a fresh feeling of sportiness – a car that people will want to buy for its looks, as well as its environmental credentials” comments Benny Oeyen, Vice President Marketing and Product Planning, Kia Motors Europe.

The 2012 Kia Rio is available with four fuel-efficient engines with output ranging from 69-hp to 107-hp. Transmission choices include 5 or 6-speed manual or a 4-speed automatic.

– By: Omar Rana