Report: Kia Rio To Receive a Facelift During 2015, Not GT Version Planned

by May 5, 2014All News, Kia1 comment

The third generation Kia Rio debuted on March 1, 2011, at the Geneva Motor Show. Designed by Peter Schreyer. So we asked if the Rio is ready for a facelift and if the rumors, that talks about that the Rio will be next to include a “GT” sport variant, are true.

Talking with Kia Motors Corp. Overseas Marketing Vice President, Soon-Nam Lee said: “A refreshed version of the Rio will be launched globally next year but will not include a “GT” version.”

“We are always striving to point the Kia brand in a more youthful and dynamic direction, and we are mulling over the possibility of expanding the “GT” variants to other models in our line-up and also introducing a true sports coupe in the near future.” said Soon-Nam Lee.

“A “GT” version of the Rio with a small displacement turbo engine and sporty suspension tuning and design touches would indeed be a good option, and we are currently studying the feasibility of launching such a variant in the future.” he added.

And you, what changes expect for the facelift Rio? Watch how a Rio GT will look.

Written by Jose Antonio López

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

1 Comment

  1. peterbengston

    Kia needs to improve the Rio’s electrically assisted steering road feel and feedback. Also, they should offer the choice of a manual transmission in all trim levels.

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