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Kia Rio 4-door sedan to debut in New York
Kia plans to unveil the 2012 Rio 4-door sedan at the forth-coming New York Auto Show...
Autoblog editors are attending this year’s Kia’s media event in Phoenix, Arizona, where the automaker will reveal some of its near-future plans. Earlier this day, the Autoblog editors obtained some official information about the 2012 Rio sedan.
According to a brief report from the event, Kia Motors America is going to introduce the all-new Rio sedan at the upcoming 2011 New York Auto Show.
The four-door Kia Rio sedan will complement the hatchback bodystyle that made its official premiere at the Geneva Auto Show earlier this year and will go on sale in the US market during the second half of the year.
Reportedly, the 2012 Kia Rio 4-door sedan will be available with four different powertrain options globally. Kia has yet to announce which of the four powerplants will be available in the US-market Rio, however latest rumors suggest that the automaker’s all-new sub-compact car will be available with 1.4L and 1.6L GDI gasoline engines generating 109 and 138 horsepower, respectively. Both, six-speed manual and six-speed automatic transmissions will be available.
According to Jeremy Korzeniewski, Autoblog’s editor, Kia also revealed some information about the next-generation Sedona MPV. He was told that the KV-7 concept vehicle, which was unveiled at this year’s Detroit Auto Show, previews what’s in store for the next-generation Sedona minivan… [Source: Autoblog]