Three-door Kia Rio debuts in the United Kingdom

Kia released photos and details on the three-door version of the new generation Rio, a model earlier revealed at the Frankfurt Motor Show, which receives a price tag of just under £10K in the UK. To be more precise, the entry-level South Korean model starts from £9,995 OTR and comes with four different engine options.

2012 Kia Rio

2012 Kia Rio

For the beginning, a 1.2-liter Kappa engine offers 83 horsepower and 121 Nm of torque returning a combined fuel economy of 56,5mpg UK. A more powerful 1.4-liter Gamma unit with 107 horses and 137 Nm of torque is available as well but the fuel economy is affected by the extra power.

2012 Kia Rio

2012 Kia Rio

Kia announced a combined consumption of 51,4mpg UK for the second petrol unit. Two diesel engines are available as well starting with a 1.1-liter CRDi with 74hp and 170 Nm of torque and a 1.4-liter CRDi with 89hp and 220 Nm of torque.

2012 Kia Rio

2012 Kia Rio

These two units are able to provide a fuel economy of 78,5mpg UK respectively 70,6mpg UK, the CO2 emissions being kept under 105 g/km.

2012 Kia Rio

2012 Kia Rio

The UK-spec Kia Rio benefits from 16- and 17-inch alloy wheels, LED daytime running lights, air conditioning, cruise control, heated seats and more.

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