Like the smaller Kia Picanto, which will also be making its world debut in Geneva, the new Rio has been designed at the automaker’s European engineering and design center based in Frankfurt, Germany.
2012 Kia Rio official teaser sketch
Expect the 2012 Kia Rio to share the bold new look we’ve seen on other Kia models, especially the recently revealed Picanto. It's unclear if a sedan variant will also be offered for the 2012 model year.
Two different engines are expected to be offered, however, a base 1.4-liter four-cylinder and a more powerful 1.6-liter unit.
First sales are scheduled to start in the second half of the year.