Kia has released three teaser sketches of its new Rio that will make its debut at the Geneva Motor Show in March, and go on sale Down Under mid-year
The new Rio will be longer and wider, as well as sit lower, than the current model, offering more room inside and a sleeker appearance. (Looks a little like the Scirocco to me?)
According to Kia, the new look of the Rio is meant to "inject emotional appeal into the B-segment" and appeal to the 25 to 49 demographic.
Design chief Peter Schreyer describes the Rio as being “sporty and elegant”. It has a sleek, almost coupe-like profile, with a narrow sculpted glasshouse and detailing in the side doors, plus sweeping LEDE lights and a wide air intake up front.
Kia hasn't offered up any details yet on what's under the hood, but the likely candidates include the 1.8-litre producing 148hp (110 kW) and 131 lb-ft (177 Nm) of torque, likely mated to either a 6-speed manual or 6-speed automatic.
Let's see what comes out in March...