2012 Kia Rio 5-Door and Rio Sedan Introduced in the US
Available in three trims – LX, EX and SX – the 2012 Rio is offered with a 1.6-liter GDI four-cylinder with the option of either a six-speed manual transmission (LX only) or efficient six-speed automatic.
Starting with the LX trim, standard features include body-colored door handles and side mirrors, rear wiper and washer, multi-reflector headlamps and 15-inch steel wheels with 185/65R15 tires, while the Rio 5-door also comes with a standard rear spoiler to
Moving to the EX trim brings additional standard conveniences, including power door locks with keyless entry and a chrome front grille surround, adding to Rio's sophisticated and sleek look.
Finally, the SX trim offers standard 17-inch wheels with 205/45R17 tires, fog lamps, LED accent lights and rear combination lamps, dual chrome exhaust tips, power-folding outside heated mirrors with turn signal indicators and, unique for the Rio 5-door, projector headlamps.
In terms of design, “the all-new 2012 Rio 5-door and its sedan sibling proudly wear their own interpretations of Kia's signature grille, slimmed down to connect to the dynamic headlamp design to provide a new twist on the Kia family look that includes a bigger air intake to exude a youthful persona,” Kia explains.
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