March 2011 will bring the Geneva motorshow, one of the biggest in the calendar, and a chance for manufacturers to showcase what they think will define motoring in 2011 through both design and technology.
KIA have given us a little sketch preview of their shining star of the show, the all new Rio.
Peter Schreyer is certainly doing the Korean car maker justice with his latest creations and the Rio looks to be a very similar affair. Described by the man himself as ‘sporty and elegant’, the new Rio is lower and wider than the previous model with characteristic lines and shapes giving the car a kinetic energy and sense of movement.
Inside, the dashboard is very driver focused and is said to feature many elements to give this smaller KIA the feeling of owning a larger, more expensive model.
Personally, I think Schreyer has made massive steps for KIA, remodelling a brand and bringing a truly edgy look and feel to what used to be known for being budget throughout. I have to admit, if the new Rio looks as true to concept as the new Picanto does, I’ll be driving one tomorrow.