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All-new 2012 Kia Rio models at incredibly affordable prices

Kia Motors America announced Monday an incredibly affordable price for its new 2012 Rio. The Rio is a completely redesigned vehicle that was first unveiled earlier this year at the 2011 New York International Auto Show.
Posted: September 26, 2011 - 10:11AM
Author: KC Kelly

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Kia’s 2012 Rio 5-door is available in three different trims to give the customer options. The Rio comes in the LX, EX and SX models. The starting sticker price for the Rio 5 door is $13,600 MSRP. This vehicle is a 5-door hatchback at an impressive value for just about anyone looking for a new car.

Kia Motors also is offering their Rio 5-door A/T starting at $14,700. The MSRPs on both cars are less than what they were for the previous generation cars.

Kia’s top-of-the-line, sporty SX trim sticker price starts under $18,000. All these Kia Motor cars all offer great features of beauty, luxury and safety. With the new innovative looks of the cars and all their luxury components, many are agreeing they are worth taking a look at them.

Rio 5-door has been critically acclaimed for several components. The car’s exterior and interior styling are beautiful and the car has class-leading horsepower and fuel economy. The four cylinder engine is a 1.6-liter GDI with the option of either a six-speed manual transmission (LX only) or efficient six-speed automatic. The GDI engine provides impressive power and fuel efficiency. It has class-leading 138 horsepower and a fuel economy rating of 30/40 miles per gallon miles per gallon city/highway.

The 2012 Rio 5-door's exterior design has been a completely new facelift. The tabbed grille that has become so familiar to the Kia lineup remains the same; however, it is slightly slimmed down to connect to the dynamic headlamp design. This was done to provide a new twist on the vehicle’s look to include a bigger air intake. The purpose? To exude a youthful character.

The new 2012 Rio 5 door also comes a bit better equipped than the previous generation car. It offers standard air conditioning, electric power steering, an AM/FM/CD/MP3 audio system with USB and auxiliary ports and SiriusXM™ satellite radio with three months complimentary service.
Safety features are important and the Rio offers Electronic Stability Control (ESC), a four-wheel Anti-lock Brake System (ABS), Hill-start Assist Control (HAC) and Vehicle Stability Management (VSM).

An important feature to the Rio is that it is eco-friendly for those who care about the environment. The all-new Rio is the first vehicle to offer ISG technology outside of the hybrid and luxury segments. The way it is environmentally friendly is that it will help to improve fuel economy by turning off the engine anytime the vehicle is not in motion. This includes when stopping at traffic lights. The car will automatically restart when the driver releases the brake pedal.

Eighty-five percent of the materials that make up the Rio are recyclable, including seat foam material that is 100-percent biodegradable and non-toxic castor oil, which benefits the environment in several ways, including reduced use of petroleum-based products.

For everything the 2012 Kia 5 door, and its other models offer, the price can’t be beat. The vehicle should be available in showrooms sometime soon in 2012.

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