New Kia Rio 2012 spied

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The South Korean brand Hyundai/Kia is hard at work developing new models and the latest catch is these first photos showing the new Kia Rio. The new Kia Rio will share its platform with the Hyundai i20 and therefore it will also share both engines and gearboxes with the Hyundai brother.

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That means a choice of two petrol engines, 1.2 liter with 78 horsepower and a 1.4 liter with 101 horsepower. Diesel buyers will have to settle with the 1.4 liter CRDi with 90 horsepower. The 1.4 is available with both 6-speed manual gearbox as well as an automatic gearbox while the 1.2 is only available with a 5-speed manual.

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The Kia Rio is designed at the Hyundai/Kia design studio in Germany, like most of the latest and upcoming cars. This prototype is a 5-door hatch but we can expect a sportier looking 3-door hatch as well.

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