Thursday, March 3, 2011

2012 Kia Rio bows at Geneva

2012 Kia Rio
Here are official photos of the 2012 Kia Rio. I must say, I think it's hot looking! It kind of has a European look to it, ala VW Golf/Audi A3. However, it's still different. I've read some comments that some think it looks a bit like a Fiesta, too.

There will be a number of four-cylinder powertrains: a 1.25-liter making 83 hp and 87 ft./lbs. of torque; a 1.4-liter making 108 hp and 100 ft./lbs. of torque (likely the engine we'd get in the U.S.), and two diesel engines—a 1.1-liter three banger, and a 1.4-liter. All will get a six-speed manual (sans the 1.25 liter, which gets a five-speed); the 1.4-liter gas burner will get a four-speed auto option, too.

Whatever you want to compare it to, I think it looks fantastic. Yet another possible hit by the continuously upcoming Korean manufacturer.

2012 Kia Rio

2012 Kia Rio interior

2012 Kia Rio

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I like the exterior.the interior is bland in my eyes.