Completely redesigned from the ground up, the all-new Rio will feature a longer wheelbase, a wider track and more horsepower than its predecessor, providing better handling, a smoother ride and improved levels of performance.
"Building on the overwhelming success of its predecessor, Kia's new Rio is challenging the B-segment by establishing a new level of style, performance, and dependability that matches the needs of our young sporty customers," said Kia's Senior EVP and COO Yong-Hwan Kim
The new Rio is also roomier than its predecessor, offering more front and back leg room and more overall comfort. The successor's design is based upon the Kia Sport concept car that recently received positive reviews at the Paris Motor Show this past September.
"Kia is excited about the prospects of the new Rio as it offers a complete package of driving excitement, quality and value, and we are looking forward to the world premiere of the new 5-door Rio at the Geneva Motor Show in March," said Mr. Kim
The newly redesigned Rio will be available in the North American market with a four cylinder 1.6-liter gasoline engine that boasts additional torque and horsepower compared to its predecessor.