An all new generation of the Kia Rio will make its global debut on September 29 at the 2016 Paris Motor Show. The Korean brand, as we know, is preparing to enter the Indian market and is expected to announce its arrival plans within the next two months.
The new Rio’s exterior and interior design was led by the brand’s design centres in Germany and California, in collaboration with the main design centre in Namyang, Korea. Looking at the official sketch, those straight lines and smooth surfacing does give the car a distinctive identity. Also, the longer front overhang and upright C-pillar give the car a more balanced look than its predecessor.
The Rio is Kia’s global bestseller, with more than 473,000 units sold globally in 2015. This next generation model will enter production towards the end of 2016 for Europe. It is expected to arrive in the Indian market, alongside the Rio sedan and the Picanto to form Kia India’s line-up.