Monday, April 18, 2011

2012 Kia Rio Sedan



Shown here just a bit ahead of its official reveal from the Shanghai auto show.
And again, it doesn't look related to the 5 door hatch that came out in Europe a few weeks ago.

Not sure why. Or maybe this is an exclusive model to the Chinese market.
Who knows...

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Okay.

Eeeek! It's like they're worked really hard to make this look like a mini-Optima. Not sure how well this translates...

Anonymous said...

The styling makes sense to me. It's a smaller Optima.

Anonymous said...

Wow! Mini Optima! They'll sell a ton of these!

Anonymous said...

It makes the new Forte look old already. Wow.

Dav said...

This 'Baby' Optima look works pretty well - IMO.

Kaarman said...

What a cutie. Well-done, classy.

George said...

This is the Kia2, the new rio is pictured on Edmunds.com and I actually think we will be getting the better designed version.

jtz said...

I saw that same photo too George of the US version. Totally different in design.