New Rio to mark "next big step" for Kia's design revolution
Longer, lower and wider than the existing Rio, the new model has been described as "sporty and elegant" by Kia's chief design officer, Peter Schreyer. Inside, new Rio will offer a feeling of quality typically associated with larger, more expensive models.
'Downsizing is becoming more and more of a trend these days and a B-segment car as attractive as all-new Rio, with its driver-oriented cabin and interior trim options, will no doubt help consumers to be more comfortable making that switch. New Rio is the "next big step" in Kia's design revolution and we anticipate this model becoming even more popular than the current vehicle,' said Soon-Nam Lee, director of overseas marketing, Kia Motors Corporation.
The new Kia Rio will make its global debut at the Geneva Motor Show on Tuesday 1 March 2011.
The current Kia Rio was the company's third best-selling vehicle in overseas markets during 2010 with sales of more than 205,000 units.