Kia has introduced the 2012 Rio sedan and Soul facelift at the New York Auto Show. Full coverage inside

Kia has introduced the 2012 Rio sedan and Soul facelift at the New York Auto Show.

First and foremost, the redesigned Rio features subdued styling - especially compared to China's K2 - and a vastly improved interior with additional legroom.

Power comes from a 1.6-liter GDI four-cylinder engine that develops 134 hp (100 kW / 136 PS). It is backed up by a six-speed transmission and an engine start/stop system which enables the Rio to have a fuel economy rating of 30 mpg city / 40 mpg highway.

For the Soul facelift, designers added a new hood, modified bumpers, restyled headlights (with LED daytime running lights) and LED taillights. Interior changes are minor, but new options include an Infinity audio system and a UVO infotainment system.

Under the hood, two engines are available. The 1.6-liter GDI four-cylinder produces 134 hp (100 kW / 136 PS), while the 2.0-liter four-cylinder churns out 160 hp (119 kW / 162 PS) and 143 lb-ft (194 Nm) of torque.

Check out the press release for additional information

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