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2017 Kia Rio goes official with more refined looks

Fourth-gen supermini grows in size to boost comfort

Fourth-gen supermini grows in size to boost comfort.

Following a teaser published just last week, the fourth-generation Rio is now showing its more upscale appearance in several revealing images published this morning by Kia. In charge of the styling were the company’s design centers in Germany and California that also received input from the global design headquarters located at home in Namyang, South Korea.

They have certainly done a great job as the all-new Rio looks substantially more refined than its predecessor, both inside and out. The supermini uses the company’s latest take on the corporate ‘tiger nose’ grille which in this new iteration is wider and thinner. The bi-function projection headlights are an evolution of the previous model’s clusters, but are now thinner and are hosting a new U-shaped LED signature for the daytime running lights.

Moving at the back, Kia is giving its new B-segment car more sculpted taillights incorporating a fresh LED [...]

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