2011 Frankfurt Motor Show: 2012 Kia Rio 3-door [w/video].

by Oct 2, 2011All News, Kia2 comments

Update with new information, images and video.

Well, what can I say? The title says it all. Ladies and gentlemen, we have met the new 3-door Kia Rio. These are the first official images of the new 3-door version of the fresh Kia Rio.

For those who expected a different design, more sportive, are going to take a big disappointment. The 3-door Rio, don’t receive many changes than the 5-door version. Stay tuned, the official presentation will be at Frankfurt Motor Show, September 13th at 1:45PM (CEST).

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Like its more practical sibling, with which it shares the same dimensions (4,045mm long, 1,720 mm wide, 1,455mm tall and with a wheelbase of 2,570 mm), the Rio 3-door has been designed with the European consumer in mind.

In most european markets, the 3-door Rio will be available with the same range of powertrains, equipment and options as the five-door model. Buyers will be able to choose from four three- and four-cylinder petrol and CRDi engines delivering between 75HP and 109HP. The most powerful engine accelerates the new Rio from 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) in 11.5 seconds and offers a top speed of 183 km/h (114 mph).

The most efficient model in the range is the new EcoDynamics diesel that boasts an extremely low average fuel consumption of 3.2 lt/100 km (equal to 88.2 mpg UK, 73.5 mpg US) and an industry-leading CO2 emissions figure of just 85 g/km. Kia expects the three-door version to account for nearly 20-25% of the Rios total European sales.

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Written by Jose Antonio López

Passionated about Korean cars from Hyundai, Kia & Genesis. Photographer. I love being in nature, hiking. Tech lover.

2 Comments

  1. Sylvia Anderson

    If I need to vote, will give it a 9. I love it.

    Reply
  2. Amy

    Great scoop Jose. Hopefully we’ll be able to see more of your stuff soon! Have a good one 🙂 (-@advancedtechkr)

    Reply

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