2018 Kia Rio First Drive: Everything You Need in a Frill-Free Subcompact—and Little Else ""

By | September 7, 2017


Here in the land of plenty, where pickups, SUVs, and crossovers generally see the most sales action (Ford’s F-series sold 576,334 units in the first eight months of 2017 alone), it’s easy to forget that the subcompact-car segment is still vital. Certainly, from a global perspective, it continues to make sense for automakers to field a competitive small runabout. Take the 2018 Kia Rio. The current model was Kia’s best-selling car globally in 2017 (almost 450,000 units, per Kia), and the new 2018 Rio was redesigned to keep its international popularity strong. The upside is that we profligate Americans get all the benefits of a well-rounded subcompact without having to shoulder the entire cost of development. READ MORE ››



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