2013 Kia Rio Five-Door SX With Manual Transmission Pricing Released
The manual version of the vehicle comes with a starting price of $18,650, which includes shipping tax. This means that it is offered at the same price as the six-speed auto version. However, since this is a model for those who like to become involved in the shifting process, Kia will only release a batch of 500 units in the US. If it sells well, the company will probably release more units of the car.
"Our customers and the automotive press have been asking for the Rio five-door SX with a manual transmission and we've listened," said Orth Hedrick, Kia Motors America director of product planning. "As the Kia brand becomes more and more relevant to enthusiasts, we'll continue to evaluate consumer demand and consider bringing other high-spec manuals to market."