Friday, February 11, 2011

2012 Kia Rio



At least on these pictures, it looks as good as any other hatchback from anywhere.
This should help Kia a lot in Europe.

Over here, it looks much better than the larger Forte hatchback that just came out.
Even if it is one size smaller.

I bet this will find a lot of takers against the Fiesta in the US.

A 3 door version comes out next year, at least in Europe.

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Nice.

I like how it looks like a kia, but the styling isn't wholly derivative of other models in their lineup.

Anonymous said...

Love the unique rising accent line, and continuation of the look Kia's been pushing lately. Nice little car. Big improvement from the other Rio.

Anonymous said...

B-pillar back = love it
" forward = not at all

the 'graphics' are too big
& fight with eachother

they should have copied the 1st gen Milan's front ... like they did with the tail lights

Dav said...

Looks nicely aggressive for such a small vehicle... Another winner from Kia/Hyundai.

Omar said...

Wow! Who could have said Kia was going to design a car like this 5 years ago. Looks like a legit Fiesta competitor. It should surely find sales traction here in America.

Anonymous said...

Looks better than the Sportage.

Anonymous said...

Very nice and further evidence of just how bad the Japanese designs are...Yaris, Fit, et al. Way to go Korean designers!

Anonymous said...

Other magazines claim no significant mechanical changes for the US this year -- for me, that's a fail for noew.

Anonymous said...

Very nice and further evidence of just how bad the Japanese designs are...Yaris, Fit, et al. Way to go Korean designers!

February 12, 2011 8:55 AM

Koreans still have a long way to go with reliability. A long way to go.

Anonymous said...

"Koreans still have a long way to go with reliability. A long way to go."

Really? All the studies I've seen shows Hyundai as one of the better automakers. My mom had a Hyundai Accent with over 140,000 miles. She didn't even take care of it that well. I'm starting to see a lot of older Hyundai's now to. I don't agree with your opinion there dude.

Anonymous said...

Hyundai IS what Toyota & Honda once WERE (and no longer are).

Small, inexpensive, decent design, fuel efficent, safe. A good value.