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KIA Rio Sedan Series/Models Timeline, Specifications and Pictures

Generations: 3
First production year: 2005
Engines: Diesel, Gasoline
 

2011 - Present

Joining Kia’s lineup in 2011, the 5-door Rio sedan ushers in the next chapter of the automaker’s ongoing design-led transformation with eye-catching design, advanced technologies and sophistication in the small car segment. Conceived at Kia's design studios in Irvine, California, the all-new Rio sub-compact sedan and hatchback exhibit highly sculpted sloping shoulder lines and wedge-shaped ...

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diesel engines:

  KIA Rio Sedan 1.1L CRDi 6MT (75 HP)

  KIA Rio Sedan 1.4L CRDi 6MT (90 HP)

gasoline engines:

  KIA Rio Sedan 1.2L MPi 5MT (85 HP)

  KIA Rio Sedan 1.4L MPI 4AT (109 HP)

  KIA Rio Sedan 1.4L MPi 6MT (109 HP)

  KIA Rio Sedan 1.6L GDi 6AT (140 HP)

  KIA Rio Sedan 1.6L GDi 6MT (140 HP)

2009 - 2011

The Kia’s smallest car was also their cheapest released by 2009. While the Rio was not designed to turn heads, it wasn’t a an ugly car either. It was a good choice for people with a low budget and in need of a small city car for daily use. The Rio had a great fuel consumption and offered a stellar warranty. The Rio was available in a sedan or a 4-door hatchback. The sedan came with 3 trim ...

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gasoline engines:

  KIA Rio Sedan 1.4L 5MT (97 HP)

  KIA Rio Sedan 1.6L DOHC 4AT (112 HP)

  KIA Rio Sedan 1.6L DOHC 5MT (112 HP)

2005 - 2008

Kia grew in the U.S. market with the introduction of the first generation Kia Rio in 2000. While it was a low-cost car, it managed to offer great reliability for an attractive price. In 2006, Kia raised the bar with the Kia Rio sedan and even got the “Most Improved New Vehicle for 2006” awarded by Autobytel. Why? Because the new Kia Rio offered class-leading power and interior room, as we...

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