More pictures of the 2012 Kia Rio

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This should do really well against the competition.
We’ll have to wait to see what kind of engines it will get in the US.
So far, foreign markets get the choice of a new 1.2 Liter Turbo, a 1.4 Liter . As well as a 1.4 or 1.1 Liter Diesel.

Looks like the Mazda 2 might have some serious competition coming up.

Conversation 11 comments

  1. not THIS kia is much better looking that the Mazda (2)- hands down.

    Mazda really dropped the ball with an incredibly no frills design on the two, regardless of how well it drives, the competition in this space (Ford, Chevy, Kia, Honda, even TOyota) offer so much more style now.

  2. The Rio will need a 1.6 L engine for the Us market. If priced aggressively, Kia will sell gobs of them

  3. Looks like a mini sportage … love the look from the rear!!! They should offer a fully loaded with all the toys! Who really needs a big gas guzzler now a days!

  4. Didn't the Audi design chief move over to Kia a couple years ago? Looks like Audi should try to get him back..

  5. I like the Mazda 2, but its interior is ridiculous for adults – one look at the gameboy instruments tells you its cheap. This will bury the 2.

  6. If I could stand to drive a car this small I'd be all over it, but a Focus 4dr is as small as I can go…

  7. It looks really good. With gas prices rapidly escalating, I'm tempted to give this little beauty a serious look.

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