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First Drive: 2018 Kia Rio

Nothing to be embarrassed about here.

by on Oct.02, 2017

Kia's latest generation of the Rio reveals how far the automaker's come since arriving in the U.S. more than two decades ago.

We all have stages of life that we regret. Usually, most of us face up to that at a high school reunion, when embarrassing stories reappear to remind us of how far we’ve come. It’s no different for automakers. Some won’t admit those little embarrassments, but others will.

“We’re very honest about our past,” said James Bell, director of communications for Kia Motors America. “This company recognizes that at one point, a little less of a reputation was something that was deserved. But we’re moving past that.”

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Kia Spices Up 2018 Rio with New Design, Updated Engine

Next-gen models make U.S. debut.

by on Apr.12, 2017

The 2018 Kia Rio gets an updated exterior and engine for the new model.

Kia’s fifth generation Rio is everything you want the next version of a vehicle be: bigger, better, faster, smarter and better on gas.

The new South Korean maker’s new subcompact for 2018 gets a new-look exterior that centers on a longer vehicle and a new take on the company’s well-known tiger-nose grille as well as an improved powerplant and an influx of infotainment and safety technology.

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The company rolled out the sedan and five-door at the New York International Auto Show to make their U.S. debut. The value-based subcompact hits dealer showrooms later this year, executives said. (more…)