All-New 2018 Kia Rio: What You Need to Know

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Exterior Styling

Kia often tries to evoke aggressive styling or performance with its car designs – not an easy task for a subcompact. The previous Rio had somewhat bulbous styling, but the new look features a more squared off appearance, with a more upright front fascia.

The front-end styling of the Rio takes inspiration from the forthcoming Kia Stinger sport sedan. There are two versions of the 2018 Rio: the sedan and the hatchback, which is called the 5-Door. Kia essentially “chops” the trunk off the sedan to create the 5-Door’s tidy hatchback profile. As a result, the 5-Door is over a foot shorter, which could help make parking easier in town.

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