Kia Rio Spied with the New Logo

by May 10, 2021All News, Kia, Spy Shots0 comments

Kia Rio

At the beginning of 2021, Kia revealed its brand new logo & slogan, so the South Korean automaker started to apply the new logo after the All-New K8 inaugurated it. We already have seen the Carnival, Stinger and more recently the Niro, and now looks like its time for the Rio, which was spotted in a car transport truck.

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What we know so far?

The new logo retains the “KIA” letters but introduces a more modern, angular font which also features a horizontally and vertically symmetrical design. It is expected that new Kia models will begin to use the new logo as their badge inside and outside soon, but while we wait for January 15th presentation, today we are going to discover Kia future plans.

By March 2021, the third generation K7 (codenamed as GL3) and renamed as K8 entered production, and as expected, this model premiered the new logo, but during this month the Niro EV or e-Niro Model Year change will also enter production.

In April, the K3 facelift will enter production, so we expect a reveal between April/May, it will apply the new logo too, while the recently renewed Grandbird BUS will also get an update with the new logo. Sometime in May, the refreshed K9 flagship sedan will apply a new family look as well as the new logo. Another model that will suffer a Model Year change during May will be the K5 (can’t wait to see the new logo applied in this vehicle).

Models that already got the new logo (left to right): 2022 Stinger (US-spec) – 2022 Carnival (US-Spec) – 2021 Niro EV (Korean Spec) – 2021 Kia K3 Facelift (Korean Spec).

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The long-awaited Sportage will finally enter production in June, so it is still unknown if it will be released in April or not. Sometimes this happens, the brand releases a few images 1 or 2 months ahead of production. Also in June several models will receive their model year changes, so Kia will take advantage of it to introduce the new logo. These models are Picanto, Niro Hybrid & Plug-in Hybrid and Sorento range.

The production of the first dedicated electric vehicle using the new E-GMP platform will take place in July, the CV will arrive a few months later than Hyundai’s IONIQ 5. In July also three models will add the new logo through model year changes is about Ray, Seltos and Carnival (pictured above).

The last, in August, the Stinger Model Year (on its KDM spec) change will start production with the new logo. What do you think?

Photo Source: Bobaedream

Written by Jose Antonio López

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

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