2012 Kia Rio Sedan Review | National Post

2012 Kia Rio Sedan Review
2012 Kia Rio Sedan
By Graeme Fletcher, National Post
New York Auto Show:
Following the introduction of the Rio5 hatchback this summer, Kia will add a four-door sedan version in the fall. As with the hatch, the sedan rides on a longish 2,570-millimetre wheelbase, which brings surprising space for a subcompact ride.
The Rio, which will be offered in LX, EX and SX trims, is powered by a 1.6-litre direct-injected four-cylinder engine that makes 138 horsepower. It will be offered with six-speed manual and automatic transmissions.
In something of a rarity, the Rio will feature an idle-stop function ? when the vehicle comes to rest, the engine shuts down to conserve precious fuel and restarts the instant the brake pedal is released. And, perhaps, in a sign of times to come, the Rio will be offered with a plethora of up-level equipment, including UVO, an interactive infotainment system powered by Microsoft.
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