Kia Canada debuts all-new 2012 Rio sedan sub-compact in Toronto.
Similar to its Rio 5-Door sibling, the all-new 2012 Rio sedan has a long
list of standard technology and comfort features, including a Gasoline
Direct Injection (GDI) engine.
Value-packed 2012 Rio sedan offers outstanding combination of
head-turning design, impressive fuel economy and power in its class
TORONTO, Feb. 16, 2012 /CNW/ - Kia Canada Inc. debuted the all-new 2012
Kia Rio sub-compact sedan today at the Canadian International Auto Show
North building. The all-new Rio sedan adds to the recently released Rio
5-Door hatchback and ushers in the next chapter of Kia Motors' ongoing
design-led transformation with unperceived levels of eye-catching
design, advanced technologies and sophistication in the small car
segment. Starting at $13,795, the all-new Rio sedan features GDI
technology and increased power. The Rio returns remarkable fuel economy
of 4.9 litres per 100 kilometres on the highway, promising consumers
impressive fuel efficiency without sacrificing power or fun-to-drive
performance. Higher trim models offer a previously unseen amount of
features in the segment, including a heated steering wheel, automatic
folding side mirrors, cooling glove box and LED positioning lights.
"The all-new Rio sedan offers numerous luxury and comfort features that
consumers are accustomed to seeing on expensive premium vehicles," said
Robert Staffieri, Director of Marketing at Kia Canada Inc. "The all-new
Rio sedan compliments the Rio 5-Door hatchback and will be a key
component to bringing consumer interest to another level."
Starting at $13,795, the 2012 Rio sedan is available in five trims - LX,
LX+, EX, EX+, and SX - and offers a 1.6-litre GDI four-cylinder engine
with a standard six-speed manual or available six-speed automatic
transmission. The 2012 Rio offers consumers the elusive combination of
power and impressive fuel efficiency, achieving a class-leading1 138 horsepower while also maintaining fuel economy ratings of 4.9 L
/100 km on the highway and 6.6 L/100 km in the city2. Rio will also offers available Idle Stop and Go (ISG) technology
later this year, which is new to the Kia lineup, where the engine turns
off when the vehicle is not in motion, such as at a stop light or in
traffic. The engine restarts automatically when the driver releases the
brake pedal, resulting in lower levels of fuel consumption and
emissions. This technology is not currently offered by any other model
in the segment.
The LX trims, which starts at $13,795, includes body-colour door handles
and sideview mirrors and 15-inch steel wheels with 185/65R15 tires. To
accentuate the premium look, the power, heated sideview mirrors are
attached to the door rather than the plastic triangle like so many
others in the segment. Also standard are: power windows and door locks,
driver's seat height adjuster, map lights, illuminated vanity mirrors,
trip computer, sliding centre console armrest and 60/40 split folding
At $15,295, the LX+ trim offers air conditioning, heated front seats,
cruise control, keyless entry, fog lights, and Bluetooth hands-free
phone connectivity with steering wheel-mounted voice activation
controls to enable hands-free operation for compatible mobile phones.
In addition, automatic-transmission equipped 2012 Rio sedans feature an
Active Eco System, a driver-activated feature, for optimal
The EX trim starts at $16,695 and brings standard 16 inch alloy wheels
wrapped in 195/55R16 tires, a power sunroof, and electrically-foldable
sideview mirrors with LED turn signal indicators. In addition the EX
trim offers consumers an even more upscale look and feel with
leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob as well as soft-touch
dashboard finish, and leatherette door trim. The EX+ trims continues
the added features with a UVO infotainment system, rearview camera and
automatic headlights for $17,195.
For consumers looking for higher levels of sporty refinement, the SX
offers standard 17-inch wheels with 205/45R17 tires, sport-tuned
suspension, larger front brakes, and twin-tip exhaust. The SX starts at
$20,495 and also adds a smart key, push button ignition, heated
steering wheel, supervision cluster, cooling glove box, luggage net and
tray, two-tone leather seats, alloy sports pedals, automatic climate
control, rain-sensing windshield, projection headlights, LED tail- and
positioning-lights and solar glass.
Like all Kia models in Canada, the 2012 Rio sedan is covered by a
comprehensive warranty program, which offers unprecedented consumer
protection. Included in this program are a five-year or 100,000-km
limited powertrain warranty, a five-year or 100,000-km limited
comprehensive warranty, and a five-year unlimited-km anti-perforation
warranty. A five-year/100,000-km roadside assistance plan is also part
of the comprehensive coverage program.
The 2012 Kia Rio sedan and 5-Door are currently available in Canadian
Kia Canada Inc. (www.kia.ca - www.facebook.com/kiacanada) -- a maker of quality vehicles for the young-at-heart -- is a
subsidiary of Kia Motors Corporation (KMC) in Korea was founded in 1999
and sells and services high quality class leading vehicles like the
Soul, Forte and Sorento through a network of 174 dealers nationwide.
Kia Canada Inc. employs 147 people in its Mississauga, Ontario
headquarters and four regional offices across Canada. Kia Motors
Corporation continues to showcase the company's global commitment to
surpassing customer expectations through continuous automotive
1 Class-leading 138 horsepower claim is based on a tie with Hyundai
Accent when compared to non-turbo 4-cylinder sub-compacts.
2 6.6 L/100 km while travelling in the city claim specific to M/T model,
A/T model achieve 6.8 L/100 km.
SOURCE KIA Canada Inc.
For further information:
Kia Canada Inc. Media Contacts:
National Marketing Manager
Public Relations Manager