Kia has announced plans to introduce a variety of models at the Paris Motor Show.

Kia has announced plans to introduce a variety of models at the Paris Motor Show.

First up, the facelifted Rio will receive a "slight visual makeover" that includes new bumpers, a revised grille and restyled wheels. The model will also feature an updated interior with a new audio system, an improved navigation system and additional chrome trim.

In Europe, the Rio will be offered with four different engines which have outputs ranging 75-109 PS (55- 80 kW). They can be paired to a five- or six-speed manual or an optional four-speed automatic transmission.

The company will also show a facelifted Venga which features a larger grille, LED daytime running lights and restyled LED taillights. The car will also boast new 16- and 17-inch alloy wheels.

Interior changes will be relatively limited but include a new center-stack, darker metal trim and a newly optional heated steering wheel.

Engine options carryover and include 1.4- and 1.6-liter petrol and diesel units with outputs ranging from 77-128 PS (56-94 kW). They can be connected to a five- or six-speed manual as well as a four-speed automatic transmission.

The Optima T-Hybrid concept, on the other hand, previews a potential new model. It features a 1.7-liter CRDi turbodiesel engine, a small electric motor and a 48V lead-carbon battery pack.

Kia declined to go into specifics but said the concept has an "innovative electric supercharger" which "helps to boost torque and engine response at low engine speeds." That's a little vague but Kia says they expect the hybridized powertrain will be 15-20% more powerful than the standard 1.7-liter diesel engine that produces 136 PS (100 kW).

Last but not least, Kia will introduce the all-new Sorento which recently debuted in South Korea.

Check out the press release for additional information

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