Columbian Autocar Corporation, the exclusive dealer of Kia in the Philippines, has just launched their latest offering in the country with the debut of the all new Kia Rio.

At a Brazilian themed party at Sofitel, Columbian Autocar Corporation launched the all new Kia Rio along with plenty of flair and fanfare. The new hatchback aims to challenge the established order in the subcompact segment.

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“Tonight, we in the CAC family are especially excited that you are here to witness the launch of our newest addition to the KIA family, the all-new Kia Rio,” said Ms. Ginia Domingo, CAC president.

Columbian Autocar Corporation launches the all new 2012 Kia Rio with 4 variants and two body types: the 5-door hatch and the 4-door sedan. Customers will have two engine choices with either the 107 PS 1.4 liter or the 1.2 PS engine with 87 PS.


The new Rio 4-door sedan comes in 5 colors; white, bright silver, wendy brown, signal red, and graphite. The 5-door variant is available in graphite, signal red, and white. The Rio hatchback boasts of premium features with keyless entry with push-button ignition, audio steering wheel controls, cruise control and even a glove box cooling function.

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The new Rio is priced as follows:

Rio 5-door 1.4EX A/T: PhP 838,000

Rio 4-door 1.2LX M/T: PhP 598,000

Rio 4-door 1.4EX M/T: PhP 678,000

Rio 4-door 1.4EX A/T: PhP 718,000