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2012 Kia Rio Sedan Unveiled [Gallery]

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The North American division of Kia took the wraps off the all-new 2012 Rio sub-compact sedan at the New York International Auto Show (NYIAS). Set to go on sale this fall alongside the hatchback version presented in Geneva last month, the sedan form will come available in three trims (LX, EX and SX) and powered by a 1.6-liter GDI four-cylinder with the option of either a six-speed manual transmission or six-speed automatic.

Rio also offers ISG technology, new to the Kia lineup, where the engine turns off when the vehicle is not in motion such as at a stop light or in traffic. The engine restarts automatically when the driver releases the brake pedal, resulting in lower levels of fuel consumption.

The LX trim includes body-color door handles and side mirrors and 15-inch steel wheels with 185/65R15 tires, while the EX adds power door locks with keyless entry. Finally, the SX trim offers standard 17-inch wheels with 205/45R17 tires, fog lamps, LED daytime running and rear combinations lamps, dual chrome tip exhaust, outside heated mirrors with turn signal indicators and, unique for the Rio5, projector headlamps.

Interior highlights include a driver's seat height adjuster as standard on the LX trim, while moving to the EX trim includes standard power windows with automatic up/down on the driver's window, Bluetooth wireless technology connectivity with steering wheel-mounted voice activation controls, telescoping steering column, 60/40 split folding rear seats and leatherette door trim. The SX trim offers standard metal pedals, metal grain, a Supervision™ meter cluster, leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, maplight with sunglasses holder, illuminated vanity mirrors, trip computer, cruise control, and more.

Available packaging upgrades for the Rio EX include a Convenience Package and Eco Package, while the SX level offers an available Premium Package.

 
 
 
 
 

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