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2012 Kia Rio Sedan priced from $14,150

2012 Kia Rio Sedan

Approximately one month ago Kia revealed the price list for the 2012 Rio hatchback and this week they’ve published the same information about its sedan sibling which costs from $14,150, including the $750 destination fee. This means that the sedan is $200 more affordable than the hatchback if you opt for the entry-level model that comes with a manual transmission. If changing gears is not your thing, you can opt for the automatic gearbox version that will set you back at least $15,250.

2012 Kia Rio Sedan

The 2012 Kia Rio Sedan can be ordered in one of the three trim levels available: LX, EX and SX, all of them which are powered by the same 1.6-liter GDI, 4-cylinder engine that outputs 138 hp. This engine is linked as standard to a 6-speed manual transmission or a 6-speed automatic.

2012 Kia Rio Sedan

According to the estimations made by EPA, the car is able to return 30 mpg in the city and 40 mpg on the highway. Next year, the automaker will implement the Idle Stop and Go system which should be able to improve fuel efficiency.

2012 Kia Rio Sedan

Some of the standard features of the car include electric power steering, air conditioning, SiriusXM satellite radio with three months of complimentary service, MP3 audio system with USB and AUX, along with ESC, ABS, Vehicle Stability Management and Hill-start Assist Control.

2012 Kia Rio Sedan

The high-end Rio Sedan EX is available starting with $18,250 and comes with extra goodies like LED front accents and taillights, metal pedals, a steering wheel and shift knob wrapped around in leather, bespoke meter cluster, dual illuminated vanity mirrors, power-folding mirrors, along with a voice-activated infotainment system that has a rear view camera.

Source: Kia via Carscoop

Kia Rio Sedan Revealed In Shanghai

2012 Kia Rio Sedan

Based on the hatchback version launched last month at the Geneva Motor Show, the Korean automaker Kia has revealed the sedan model, which keeps the same front end with those big almond-shaped headlights, and adds a new window line plus a different look in the back. The cabin is virtually identical to the one we saw in Geneva, which means that it still is a little bit boring in comparison to the exterior look which is quite attractive and stylish.

2012 Kia Rio Sedan

In comparison to the previous generation Rio Sedan, the new one is longer, wider and lower, measuring 171.9 inches long, 67.7 inches wide and 57.3 inches high. The automaker said that thanks to the fact that they have used high-tensile-strength steel (63%), the new model offers an increased torsional stiffness for better handling capabilities, a higher ride quality and refinement, along with better results in crash tests and reduced weight.

2012 Kia Rio Sedan

For the North American market, the 2012 Kia Rio Sedan comes with a 4-cylinder 1.6-liter GDI engine that produces 135 hp and can be mated to either a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic gearbox. The new model is expected to do 30 mpg in the city and 40 mpg on the highway and will be available with the company’s start/stop ISG technology.

2012 Kia Rio Sedan

Source: Kia via Carscoop

2012 Kia Rio Sedan, Heading To NY Auto Show

2012 Kia Rio Hatchback

I must say that I’m a big fan of the new Kia Rio and I’m really looking forward to see the sedan version of this model. According to Autoblog, Kia will bring the car at the upcoming New York Auto Show, joining its hatchback sibling that was unveiled at the beginning of last month during the 81st edition of the Geneva Motor Show.
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