The wheelbase of the 2012 Kia Rio has been increased by about 3-inches which will help in improving the rear seat room. Even though the details of the US version of the car are not yet available, some details of the European version are available. The European version of the 2012 Kia Rio will either come with a 1.2 liter turbocharged gasoline direct-injection engine or a 69-hp 1.1 liter diesel engine. The turbo charged gasoline engine is likely to give a mileage of 50-mpg.
2012: Better Looking than its Predecessor
The new Kia Rio will be available as wither a 5-door or a 3-door hatch back. The new car from Kia is likely to be 2 inches loner and one inch wider than its predecessor. Also, the height of the car will be about half-inch less than the 2011 version.