Kia Rio is going to receive a mid-cycle facelift for the 2010 model year.
After a very long wait, we finally get the very first batch of images of the 2010 Kia Rio facelift.
Called Kia Pride in South Korea, the current Rio has been on market since 2005, and it has been one of the top five selling Kia cars globally.
Now, roughly four years after its introduction, the B-segment Rio sedan receives a much needed facelift.
The 2010 Kia Rio gains a host of changes and upgrades outside and inside. The sheet metal updates up front include a completely redesigned front fascia with different front bumper and signature grille.
The combination of a redesigned front bumper, which incorporates larger air-intake and updated fog-lights, and Kia’s new H-shaped signature grille give Rio more character and more distinctive exterior look.
The whole exterior set up now looks much more attractive and a lot closer to the latest Kia offerings. The 2010 Kia Rio reminds us of the 2010 Kia cee’d, which has also been announced to receive a mid-life styling change for the new model year.
As for the interior, theRio facelift packs a subtly revised center stack with new controls and upgraded audio system with Bluetooth connectivity. It also features new steering-wheel design and slightly updated gauges on the instrument panel.
The 2010 Kia Rio is believed to be on sale domestically in Korea within this or next month, while US sales could begin by the end of this year or early next year. More news at the homepage of Kia Blog!