The 2012 Kia Rio sedan, which will join the elite call for 40 mpg fuel misers, had its world premiere on Thursday at the 2011 New York Auto Show.
Inside Line Kia said both sedan and hatchback models from Rio 2012 will be below $ 13,000. The Kia Rio sedan starts at $ 12,990 in 2011, including a $ 695 destination fee. The 2012 Kia Rio hatchback will go on sale this summer, while the Kia Rio sedan will debut in October 2012.
The 2012 Kia Rio gets a new 138-horsepower 1.6-liter four-cylinder GDI engine, connected to a six-speed manual transmission or a six-speed automatic. ISG technology also optional, which is new to the Rio de Janeiro.
The technology for fuel economy starts the engine when the vehicle is moving and automatically restarts when the driver releases the brake pedal. The outgoing model is equipped with an old engine 110 hp 1.6-liter four-cylinder coupled with a five-speed manual transmission or a four-speed automatic.
2012 Kia Rio said the return of 30 mpg city and 40 mpg on the highway. The EPA has not classified the Rio 2012. The 2011 Kia Rio with a four-speed automatic transmission returned 27 mpg in the city and 36 mpg on the highway.
Kia was one of many automakers tout fuel economy gains of launch vehicles in the 2011 New York Auto Show. The AAA Daily Fuel Gauge Report on Thursday put the average price of a gallon of unleaded gasoline in the U.S. at $ 3.84 and CNBC.com on Wednesday predicts that gas could reach $ 6 per gallon in summer.
The 2012 Kia Rio sedan is new from the ground, riding on a platform that is longer, wider and lower than the outgoing model. She receives an outer wedge-shaped and traces the family’s shares with the 2011 Kia Optima and Sportage.
The basis of the 2012 Kia Rio LX has body-colored door, handles and side mirrors and steel wheels, 15 inches. The Rio5 comes with a rear spoiler.
The 2012 Kia Rio SX uplevel features standard 17-inch wheels, fog lights, daytime running lights and dual LED chrome exhaust tip.