new 2012 Kia Rio - a preview from Wenatchee Kia, WA
The 2012 Kia has a clicker interior design than the current Rio keeping in tune with the rest of the company's passenger vehicle range in the US market. There will be a wider selection of trims that delivers a high level of quality previously associated with larger models from the South-Korean company's stable.
The wheelbase extended by 70 mm (to 2,570 mm) compared to the existing Rio promising to offer improved passenger space together with an increased cargo capacity to 292 liters for the hatchback body style. Exterior dimensions changes include: +55 mm (overall length), -15 mm (height) and +25 mm (overall width).
But the BIGGEST surprise is the announcement of an all-new 1.2-liter Turbo Gasoline Direct Injection (GDI) that will be available from 2012, and which will offer the Koreans a significant advantage over its Japanese rivals.
The new Kia is scheduled to go on sale in Europe as a 5-door model this fall, with a 3-door due to be introduced in early 2012. Full details abotu pricing and specs will be announced close to the on-sale date.
Soon-Nam Lee, Director of Overseas Marketing for Kia, commented: “This new model is a big step forward. The Rio has always been successful, and with this new incarnation we have a car that people will want to buy for its looks.”
In case you need more details about upcoming models and promotions please feel free to contact Wenatchee Kia in Washington.