Kia’s Latest Rio
Kia’s redesigned B-segment
car is so close to the mark it should
cause worry among the world’s
top tier automakers.
Like Ford’s Fiesta, the Rio comes in hatch and sedan forms, each with four doors, and aimed at buyers starting their adult life.
The direct-injected 1.6-liter is shared with Hyundai, as are the six- speed transmissions. Most of the platform, however, is unique.
Designed in California at Kia’s U.S. headquarters, the Rio uses clean, crisp shapes inside and out for a more upscale look and feel.