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Kia Rio 5-door 2012: Brand new!

Kia Rio 5-door 2012 silhouette is very European brings a big step. Fully revised and rethought, this new version presents a much more dynamic style compared to the previous model forms. For its part, the interior is a little more generous, the presentation goes to a higher level and used materials are of a raised bill.

Under the hood is a new engine CALLED GDI 1.6-liter that delivers 138 horsepower, the most relieved of its category. Of manual and automatic six-speed transmissions are proposed. According to the data of the manufacturer, the car presents a fuel consumption of just 4.9 L/100 km on the highway and 6.6 L/100 km in the city.

Kia Rio hatchback five-door will be available shortly while the sedan will make its entry in dealerships by the end of this year.

Here are the contents of the press release issued by Kia Canada.


Kia Canada Inc. introduces the all-new Rio 5-door

This new generation of sub-compact offers practical side, technology and efficiency in a model to design unequal

• The 2012 Rio 5-door passes the technological forefront thanks to direct fuel injection (GDI) and the system to stop and startup idling (ISG)

• The 2012 Rio provides an unmatched combination of style, fuel economy and power in its category

Seattle, September 29, 2011 -. Today, Kia Canada celebrated the official launch of the new subcompact Rio 5-door 2012 unveiled at Geneva Auto, the new Rio opens a new chapter in the transformation Kia continues to focus on offering design lines catch-the eye, the advanced technologies and sophistication never before seen in the small car sector. With the new GDI and increased power, the Rio also realized a superb fuel economy, consuming just 4.9 L/100 km on the highway. It thus promises consumers impressive fuel efficient efficiency without sacrificing power or driving pleasure.

"The all-new Rio has been conceived to offer a mix of original design category overall, Security, Quality and technology in an energy efficient and practical set," said Robert Staffieri, Director of Marketing Kia Canada Inc. "Customers will be amazed to discover and to experience all the attributes of the Rio that far surpass the typical offering in the subcompact sector. "

Available in five versions - LX, LX +, LX ECO, EX and EX Luxury - the 2012 Rio is equipped with a 1.6-liter GDI four-cylinder engine with a manual gearbox six-speed automatic box series and six reports option. The 2012 Rio offers consumers that rare combination of power and impressive fuel efficiency, developping a power head Class 138 HP while maintaining a fuel consumption of as little as 6.6 L/100 km in the city and 4.9 L/100 km on the highway. Rio also offers the optional standby system (ISG), a novelty for Kia. The ISG temporarily stops the engine when the vehicle is stationary, like a traffic light or in a traffic jam. The engine restarts automatically as soon as the driver releases the brake pedal, thus reducing fuel consumption and emission. This technology is at this time on any other model in this sector.

Conceived in the studios of Kia Irvine, California, the all-new Rio subcompact displays rows of sculptured shoulder drooping and External angled lines, projecting an athletic look that invites power and agility while mimicking the aggressive lines that we found on other vehicles recently started by Kia Optima as the Sportage and 2011. Rio The suggested its own interpretation of Kia signature grille, slimming to combine dynamic shapes of lights, presenting a new version of the Kia line that includes a larger air intake to confer a youthful appearance.

The LX offers door handles and exterior mirrors in body color, 185/65R15 tires mounted on steel rims 15 inch and rear spoiler that not only is embellished with sporty lines of the new Rio but also improves aerodynamics. To accentuate this Award-Winning pace, the mirrors are mounted on the door rather than on a plastic triangle like so many others in this area. As serial, windows found a electrical controls, a height adjuster of the driver's seat, reading lamps, vanity mirrors bright, a center console with armrest and a rear seat with backrest split 60/40.

Skip to the LX + gives a right air conditioning, heated seats front, cruise control, keyless entry, fog lights and telephony hands-free Bluetooth ® with voice activation controls on steering wheel, allowing hands-free use a compatible cell. LX ECO adds alloy wheels 15-inch and ISG system, which will attract people aware of the environment. In addition, the 2012 Rio with a automatic transmission are also equipped Active Eco system, an Activated by the driver and ensures optimal fuel-efficient driving function.

The EX version provides, serial, alloy wheels of 16 inches, a sunroof and a control electric folding mirrors with electrical controls and including traffic lights. Consumers in search of sports refinements want to opt for the EX Luxury with, serial, 205/45R17 tires mounted on 17-inch wheels, a sport suspension, larger front brakes and two exhaust tips. In addition, the EX offers look more upscale with steering wheel and shift knob leather sheaths speeds plus a dashboard soft finish and leatherette door trim.

Opting for the EX with UVO system gives hands-free UVO infotainment Microsoft ® screen with back to camera and lights to automatic operation.

Finally, the EX Luxury reward the buyer with two-tone leather seats, heated, automatic air conditioning, wipers with rain sensor, the boot push button, smart key steering wheel, alloy pedals , the LED tail lights, position lights a LED, a group of instruments SuperVision and UV solar glass.

The 2012 Rio envelops the driver and passengers in a modern interior and race on the horizontal center instrument panel has three cylinders, characteristic of Kia, enhancing the feeling of space and comfort. The longer wheelbase (2570 mm) greatly enhances passenger and luggage space, providing increased comfort with a headroom of 1015 mm front, a rear headroom of 960 mm legroom before 1112 mm and Rear Legroom 790 mm.

In addition to offering a comfortable cabin, impressive technology features of the Rio include a chain AM/FM/CD/MP3/radio SIRIUS ® Satellite with three months of free subscription as well as auxiliary and USB drives to use MP3.

The 2012 Rio 5-door comes with a new wider and lower than the previous generation of longer platform. His stature and aggressive nose up is enhanced by an overall length of 4,045 mm on a platform 1720 mm wide and 1455 mm high. Using a steel high tensile strength, the slight Rio offers high torsional stiffness to improve handling, ride and refinement. Although they represent a more costly alternative, these materials increase the safety in case of accident while reducing weight in general. And to ensure a higher level of soundproofing, Rio 2012 has insulating panels under the hood and on the dashboard plus an expandable foam in the A and C pillars

Built on a unibody frame, the Rio FWD uses a MacPherson strut, coil springs and a stabilizer bar at the front and rear suspension with a torsion beam axle to provide handling reactive and more high level of comfort, whatever the driving conditions.

The 2012 Rio offers a high level of safety features as all other Kia models. Steel structure high resistance of the Rio features an innovative construction halo helps protect occupants in certain side impact and rollover crashes. Other safety features include six airbags (two front airbags advances to front, montes airbags on the side of the front seats and side curtain full length), lateral protection beams in the doors , the seat belts before a height adjustable and pretensioners, safety belt has three points all positions and an attachment system for child seat (LATCH). And all versions of the Rio offer, serial, increased safety for the driver and passengers with electronic stability control (ESC), disc brakes with four-wheel anti-lock braking (ABS), aid startup (HAC) and the management system of stability (VSM), which coordinates the ESC and ABS to help the driver maintain control of the vehicle.

The Rio 5-door 2012 Kia will be in the showrooms of dealers nationwide in early October and at least 4-door sedan will make its entry to the end of the year.

Like all Kia models in Canada, the 2012 Rio is covered by Kia's comprehensive warranty provides the consumer with unmatched protection. The program includes a warranty of 5 years/100, 000 km powertrain limited basic warranty of 5 years/100, 000 km anti-perforation warranty 5 years / unlimited Kilometers. The roadside assistance for 5 years/100, 000 km is also part of the comprehensive coverage Kia.

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