Tuesday, March 01, 2011

More pictures of the 2012 Kia Rio




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.

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

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.

Anonymous said...

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

Anonymous said...

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!

Anonymous said...

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

Anonymous said...

Nice GTI. I mean, really. WTF?

Anonymous said...

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.

Dav said...

What a little stunner!

Fusioptima SX Sport said...

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...

moore said...

If this car comes here and keeps all the content we see in these pictures...WOW.

Kaarman said...

Very classy looking car. Like Apple's products, it'll bring good design to the masses.

Anonymous said...

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