Kia has unveiled first images of new Kia Rio, which will have its world premiere at the Geneva Motor Show (3-13 March). The new Korean compact – which is based on the Hyundai i20 platform – will have three, four or five doors, depending on the target market. The third generation of the B-segment aims to repeat the good achievements of the previous generation (860,000 units sold worldwide in 6 years)
The new Rio will have a worldwide market. Europe will see, however, only three and five-door versions, while a sedan in some countries will have its launch. The 2011 Kia Rio is 70 mm longer than the previous version, the boot of 292 liters for the five-door and 390 liters for the sedan.
ENGINES: According to the statement issued by the manufacturer, the Kia Rio will have six engines, starting with a 1.1 liter turbo diesel 69 hp – CO2 emissions of just 85 g/km – and a petrol 1.2-liter turbo direct injection, both designed for Europe.
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