Kia Rio 5-Door hatchback and sedan announced as Motoring TV 2013 'Best
Best-selling sub-compact in January
Rio provides an impressive value formula, elevating the sub-compact to
the forefront of the segment
MISSISSAUGA, ON, Feb. 7, 2013 /CNW/ - Kia's 2013 Rio sub-compact,
including the 5-Door hatchback and sedan, has been awarded Motoring
TV's 2013 'Best Small Car'. The 2013 Rio achieved the title by
finishing ahead of the Mazda 3 and Nissan Sentra.
"The Kia Rio was one of Kia Canada's highest volume sellers in 2012,"
said Robert Staffieri, Director of Marketing, Kia Canada Inc. "The
world-class design of the Rio compliments the vehicle's combination of
impressive design from a styling, technology and safety perspective,
providing Canadian's a vehicle for every type of driver."
"For the consumer looking to downsize their operational budget, but not
give up on life's luxuries the Rio more than fits the bill," said
Graeme Fletcher of Motoring TV. "For just under $21,000 you get
everything from leather seating to a heated steering wheel. The sort of
creature comforts expected of a much more expensive car."
The Rio sub-compact exhibits highly sculpted sloping shoulder lines and
wedge-shaped exteriors, projecting an athletic profile that conveys
power and agility while following the aggressive lines found on other
Kia vehicles, such as the Optima and Sportage. The Rio sports its own
interpretation of Kia's signature grille, providing a twist on the Kia
family look that exudes a youthful persona.
The Rio provides Canadian's a vehicle that is fun, stylish, and
practical with a unique blend of character. The Rio is both exciting
and fuel efficient, with its 1.6-litre Gasoline Direct Injection (GDI)
engine it gives the driver the ability to travel farther between
fill-ups. The Rio returns remarkable fuel economy of 5.3 litres per 100
kilometres on the highway and 6.9 litres per 100 kilometres when
driving in the city1, promising consumers impressive fuel efficiency without sacrificing
power or fun-to-drive performance. With an available heated steering
wheel, push-button start ignition, leather interior, power sunroof, UVO
infotainment system, power folding sideview mirrors and navigation, the
Rio offers all the technology one would need to have a safe and
Furthermore, the Rio's January sales of 800 units, a 24.8 per cent
growth year-over-year, placed it as the top-selling sub-compact vehicle
in the segment. This accomplishment becomes noteworthy when noting that
the segment was down by over 12 per cent overall.
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) which was founded in 1999 and sells and
services high quality, class leading vehicles like the Soul, Forte,
Optima and Sorento through a network of 180 dealers nationwide. Kia
Canada Inc. employs 162 people in its Mississauga, Ontario headquarters
and four regional offices across Canada, with an all-new
state-of-the-art facility to open in Montreal shortly. Kia's brand
slogan "The Power to Surprise" represents the company's global
commitment to surprise the world by providing exciting & inspiring
experiences that go beyond expectations.
1 5.3 litres per 100 kilometres on the highway and 6.9 litres per 100
kilometres measures are based on the manual transmission 1.6-litre GDI
engine. When equipped with automatic transmission city fuel economy is
7.1 litres per 100 kilometres and 5.5 litres pre 100 kilometres on the
SOURCE: KIA Canada Inc.
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Kia Canada Inc.
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Kia Canada Inc.