Kia Rio Pride Third generation
|Also called||Kia Pride Kia K2 (China)|
|Assembly||Gwangmyeong, South Korea (Sohari Plant) Jiangsu, China (Yangcheng Plant) St. Petersburg, Russia (Hyundai Rus) Quito, Ecuador (AYMESA) Jakarta, Indonesia|
|Body style||3-door hatchback 4-door sedan 5-door hatchback|
|Engine||1.2 L Kappa I4 (petrol) 1.4 L Gamma I4 (petrol) 1.6 L Gamma I4 GDI (petrol) 1.1 L CRDi I3 (diesel) 1.4 L CRDi I4 (diesel)|
|Transmission||4-speed automatic 6-speed automatic 6-speed manual|
|Wheelbase||2,570 mm (101.2 in)|
|Length||4,366 mm (171.9 in) (sedan) 4,046 mm (159.3 in) (hatchback)|
|Width||1,720 mm (67.7 in)|
|Height||1,455 mm (57.3 in)|
|Curb weight||1,093–1,141 kg (2,410–2,515 lb)|
|Related||Hyundai Accent Hyundai Veloster Hyundai HB20|
The third generation Kia Rio debuted on March 1, 2011, at the Geneva Motor Show, again based on the Hyundai Accent and featuring a 1.4 L and 138 horsepower (103 kW) 1.6 L Hyundai Gamma engine with GDI and Dual-Continuous Variable Valve Timing. Transmission options include a 6-speed manual as well as a 6-speed automatic. The Eco automatic model will offer the Idle Stop and Go (ISG) feature, which shuts the engine off when coming to a full stop. According to Kia's website, the 2012 Rio5 hatchback is available in North America in the fall of 2011, and the sedan in January 2012.
In November 2011, the third generation Rio was awarded Semperit Irish Car of the Year and in December was awarded Carsguide's 2011 Car of the Year award as well, triumphing over many other vehicles including the likes of the Range Rover Evoque and the recently facelifted Ford Territory. The Rio was also awarded as the 2012 car of the year in Slovakia.In 2012 the Rio won the Supermini Scottish car of the year.