2012 Kia Rio Uncovered Ahead of Geneva Debut With Turbocharged Direct-Injection 1.2L

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  1. FSUspectra

    FSUspectra Practicing true conservatism!

    [​IMG] Rio to get a facelift, and possibly a new power plant

    [FIMG=LEFT]http://www.cleanmpg.com/photos/data/501/2012_Kia_Rio_011.jpg[/FIMG]Colum Wood - AUTOGUIDE - Feb 15, 2011

    The US version will likely have the 1.6L GDI shared with Accent, but let's hope for better. --Ed.

    Kia has just released the first details and photos of the new Rio sub-compact ahead of its world premiere at the Geneva Auto Show in March. A sister car to the Hyundai Accent (details on the 2012 model here), the Rio gets a unique styling and for now will only be available as either a 3-door or 5-door hatchback. The 2012 Hyundai Accent, revealed at the Montreal Auto Show, will be sold as both a 5-door hatch and a sedan.

    The new car is 2-inches longer, one inch wider and roughly half an inch lower than the outgoing model, with a wheelbase that has increased by almost three inches – which should notably improve rear seat room.

    Details on the U.S.-spec model are not yet available, but the European versions will get either a 69-hp 1.1-liter diesel, or a turbocharged gasoline direct-injection (GDI) 1.2-liter that’s touted to get as much as 50-mpg. When it does arrive in the U.S., it should share the Accent’s direct-injection 138-hp 1.6-liter 4-cylinder that makes 123 ft-lbs of torque.

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  2. brick

    brick Answers to "that guy."

    Re: 2012 Kia Rio Uncovered Ahead of Geneva Debut With Turbocharged Direct-Injection 1

    All these high-tech GDI power plants coming out of Korea and even Detroit sure make you wonder what the likes of Honda and Toyota are doing with their research dollars. Whatever the displacement, this technology is the only way gas-burning cars are going to have a future.
     
  3. SentraSE-R

    SentraSE-R Pishtaco

    Re: 2012 Kia Rio Uncovered Ahead of Geneva Debut With Turbocharged Direct-Injection 1

    I would so love to get that turbocharged 1.2L direct injection engine over here in the Rio, Accent, Elantra, and Spectra!
     
  4. scottd

    scottd Jetta TDI

    Re: 2012 Kia Rio Uncovered Ahead of Geneva Debut With Turbocharged Direct-Injection 1

    Me too, but make mine a diesel. :D
     
  5. ItsNotAboutTheMoney

    ItsNotAboutTheMoney Super Moderator Staff Member

    Re: 2012 Kia Rio Uncovered Ahead of Geneva Debut With Turbocharged Direct-Injection 1

    Hydrogen and hybrids.

    Well, Toyota are finally suggesting they're going to try going DI. In the meantime we'll just have to put up with their hybrids. ;)
     
  6. herm

    herm Well-Known Member

    Re: 2012 Kia Rio Uncovered Ahead of Geneva Debut With Turbocharged Direct-Injection 1

    Dont trust DFI and/or turbos
     

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