Wednesday, April 13, 2011

2012 Kia Rio sedan???



Maybe. It does look, at first, like it could be the sedan version of the all new Rio Hatchback unveiled just a few weeks ago.
But when you do take a second look at the hatchback, the sedan design doesn't match it. At all.
Even the interiors are pretty much all different. So what is it???


Here are 2 pictures of the new 2012 Rio Hatchback.
As you can see, the sedan isn't this car with a trunk.
Why would they design an all new car?

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

The proportions suggest it might be Kia's version of the new Hyundai Elantra

Anonymous said...

A new forte based on the new elantra?

Joe said...

Interior is way too cheap to be a Forte

Anonymous said...

a new spectra

Ben said...

hmm, i wonder if it's a cheapened, redesigned-for-north-american-market rio sedan?
*cough*jetta*cough*

Anonymous said...

They may be trying to create a new identity with the Rio sedan.. It seems to mimic the Optima's exterior styling. They could rename the sedan Minima! lol!

GLS said...

I found more pics of the Rio sedan aka Minima. It is styled as a mini Optima rather than a Rio hatchback with a trunk.

http://www.accentplanet.org/2011/04/scooped-naked-2012-kia-rio-sedan.html

Anonymous said...

why are two dash designs depicted? The top photo looks like a Subaru interior.

Anonymous said...

mama mia papa pia daddy got the kia ria

Anonymous said...

Obviously the Rio Sedan will offer a quite different design than the hatch version what suggests that the sedan won't be sold in Europe as they're not too into mini sedans over here. Especially in Germany...too bad I love it:((

wallabyguy said...

I was thinking new Forte as well but as pointed out above, the interior looks too cheap. Hmmm

Anonymous said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE the new 5dr Rio. Can't wait to see it on the road. This sedan ... not so much.

Anonymous said...

Its not the new forte. Only has 4 lugs. Its the rio sedan.

jtz said...

What else is strange is the interior of the hatch looks a lot more upscale than that mysterious Kia sedan as well. Two different designs....... Maybe it's a Hybrid and not a Rio sedan. And Kia cheapened the interior to keep the price low.

tore13 said...

The hatch back is hands down cool looking. Proportions are great. I'm sure the one showed is probably fully loaded but none the less on par with the gti