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Old 08-01-2009, 06:50 PM   #1
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First shots of updated Kia Rio surface... is it headed for the States?

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Kia Pride/Rio facelift - Click above for a photo gallery

Slowly but surely, Kia's new corporate look is filtering through its entire lineup. We've seen it in play on the Forte range, the Soul, and the updated Sorento so far. Now you can add the entry-level Rio to the list. At least we think you can. The photo above shows the newly-facelifted South Korean domestic-market Kia Pride (the Kia Rio in the U.S. market), which is reportedly set to go on sale shortly. As you can see, the car boasts an revamped front fascia, sporting Kia's dog-bone grille, new lighting, and a rehaped, Ford-like lower air intake. As for the car's tail, we'll have to wait and see -- pics haven't hit the web yet.

Kia-World.net, which was first online with the new shots, also reports that the interior is also revised, featuring a new steering wheel, a mildly reconfigured center stack, updated instrumentation, and a stereo system with integrated Bluetooth connectivity. Will we get this update Stateside as the 2010 Kia Rio? Well, the Rio's certainly due for a freshening, so we don't see why not, especially as the automaker makes a move toward a more unified, distinct styling language. Hat tip to Andy R.


Gallery: 2010 Kia Pride / Kia Rio


[Source: Kia-World.net]First shots of updated Kia Rio surface... is it headed for the States? originally appeared on Autoblog on Sun, 19 Jul 2009 18:37:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.



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Kia Pride/Rio facelift - Click above for a photo gallery

Slowly but surely, Kia's new corporate look is filtering through its entire lineup. We've seen it in play on the Forte range, the Soul, and the updated Sorento so far. Now you can add the entry-level Rio to the list. At least we think you can. The photo above shows the newly-facelifted South Korean domestic-market Kia Pride (the Kia Rio in the U.S. market), which is reportedly set to go on sale shortly. As you can see, the car boasts an revamped front fascia, sporting Kia's dog-bone grille, new lighting, and a rehaped, Ford-like lower air intake. As for the car's tail, we'll have to wait and see -- pics haven't hit the web yet.

Kia-World.net, which was first online with the new shots, also reports that the interior is also revised, featuring a new steering wheel, a mildly reconfigured center stack, updated instrumentation, and a stereo system with integrated Bluetooth connectivity. Will we get this update Stateside as the 2010 Kia Rio? Well, the Rio's certainly due for a freshening, so we don't see why not, especially as the automaker makes a move toward a more unified, distinct styling language. Hat tip to Andy R.


Gallery: 2010 Kia Pride / Kia Rio


[Source: Kia-World.net]First shots of updated Kia Rio surface... is it headed for the States? originally appeared on Autoblog on Sun, 19 Jul 2009 18:37:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.



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I wouldn't put it past them,I've already seen the look on a few Optimas running around the airport. Makes the car look a little more "mature". The Rio really hasn't needed much done to it since the current design(introduced in 2005 as a 2006).
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Kia-World.net, which was first online with the new shots, also reports that the interior is also revised, featuring a new steering wheel, a mildly reconfigured center stack, updated instrumentation, and a stereo system with integrated Bluetooth connectivity. Will we get this update Stateside as the 2010 Kia Rio? Well, the Rio's certainly due for a freshening, so we don't see why not, especially as the automaker makes a move toward a more unified, distinct styling language. Hat tip to Andy R.


Gallery: 2010 Kia Pride / Kia Rio


[Source: Kia-World.net]First shots of updated Kia Rio surface... is it headed for the States? originally appeared on Autoblog on Sun, 19 Jul 2009 18:37:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.



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I wouldn't put it past them,I've already seen the look on a few Optimas running around the airport. Makes the car look a little more "mature". The Rio really hasn't needed much done to it since the current design(introduced in 2005 as a 2006).
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I wonder if they still drive like a tin can. I used to work at a Chrysler/Kia dealership and I HATED the Kias
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I wonder if they still drive like a tin can. I used to work at a Chrysler/Kia dealership and I HATED the Kias
The only thing I can suggest is to go drive a few to see for yourself.
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I drive a lot of different cars bc im interning for enterprise... and I hate the kia rio's.... they drive like a tin can to me.... However, out of all the minivans the kia sedona is only second to the toyota sienna.. it really drives better than the chevy's fords and dodge/chryslers.. The forte seems pretty promising for what it is as well
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