January 6, 2001
L.A. Auto Show:
Kia introduces Rio Wagon
Kia is showing a new station wagon version of its lowest
priced car, the Rio. The Rio Wagon, expected to arrive later this year,
will be priced slightly higher than the sedan model.
The Rio station wagon has 102.6 cubic feet of interior space, and 10.5 cubic
feet of cargo space behind its 60/40-split folding rear seats. The cargo
area offers a standard luggage privacy cover. The rear seats are also
equipped with three adjustable head restraints.
The Rio’s 1.5 litre engine develops 96 horsepower at 5,800 rpm and 98
ft.-lb. of torque at 4,500 rpm. It’s offered with a five-speed manual
transmission or anelectronically controlled four-speed automatic transmission.