Yenra : Autos : 2006 Kia Rio : Redesigned four-door sedan offers longer wheelbase, more horsepower, wider track, better handling, and a smoother ride

Kia Rio

Kia released the first official sketches and details of the new 2006 Rio sedan that will make its world debut at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit on January 11, 2005.

Completely redesigned from the ground up, the new Rio will feature a longer wheelbase, wider track and more horsepower than its predecessor, providing better handling, a smoother ride and improved performance. The new Rio will also offer class-leading interior volume and six standard airbags, including full-length side-curtain airbags.

"As a value leader in the entry-level segment, the Rio has been an important part of the Kia vehicle lineup and the new Rio will add improved levels of style, performance and convenience to an already popular vehicle," said Peter M. Butterfield of Kia. "The all-new Rio is an essential product for Kia globally, and we are pleased to have the opportunity to unveil it to the world in Detroit."

The new Kia Rio will be built at Kia's Sohari manufacturing facility in South Korea, and will be available in showrooms in Summer 2005.