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New Kia Rio to spawn hot hatch?

by Zach Bowman (RSS feed) on Mar 14th, 2011 at 2:29PM

2012 Kia Rio - Click above for high-res image gallery According to Autocar, the minds at Kia may be mulling the creation of a hot hatch based on the all-new Rio. The news has sprouted from comments made by Benny Oeyen, Kia marketing and product planning boss in Europe. Oeyen said that the brand's perception in the old country still lags behind the quality and design that the automaker currently has to offer, and that one way to rectify that problem is with a new vehicle that can help sway public opinion. Exactly what type of vehicle are we talking about here? Oeyen pointed to a hot hatch,... Read More

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