NEW FOR 2012:

– Redesigned model

For 2012, the Kia Rio and Rio5 are completely redesigned, including new styling, revised interior and a new engine and transmissions.

The Rio is available as a four-door sedan, or as a four-door hatchback called the Rio5. All models use a 1.6-litre direct-injection engine with six-speed manual or optional six-speed automatic.

Features on the LX models include 15-inch steel wheels, cloth seats, six-way manual driver’s seat with height adjustment, 60/40 split-folding rear seatbacks, power locks, power windows, heated mirrors, variable intermittent wipers, CD/MP3 stereo with four speakers, auxiliary input and USB port, tilt steering wheel with audio controls, map lights, illuminated vanity mirrors, and front and rear mud guards. The hatchback also includes a rear washer/wiper and rear spoiler.

The LX+ adds air conditioning, fog lights, heated seats, cruise control, keyless entry and Bluetooth connectivity.

The EX adds 16-inch alloy wheels, power sunroof, six speakers, tilt and telescopic steering wheel, metal-grain interior trim, “leatherette” door trim, soft-touch dash pad, and power-folding mirrors with integrated LED turn signals.

The EX+ adds UVO audio infotainment, rearview camera and automatic headlights.

The EX Luxury adds 17-inch alloy wheels, automatic climate control, larger brakes, sport suspension, twin-tip muffler, smart key with pushbutton start, heated steering wheel, Supervision instrument cluster, cooling glovebox, luggage net and tray, leather seats, alloy sport pedals, rain-sensing wipers, LED taillights and UV-reducing solar glass.

The EX Luxury with Navigation substitutes a navigation system for the UVO system.

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