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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 07-06-03, 02:45 AM Thread Starter
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Kia Rio Sport-Pac

Have a look at Kia's sporty new Rio.

I have a slight feeling its trying to cash in on the WRX look :roll:

Kia are offering a $3,038 Sport-Pac option for the $14,990 drive away Rio Sedan.
The Sports-Pac, which gives the Rio improved handling and a new aggressive stance, adds 15" x 6 ROH Strada gold alloy wheels and Bridgestone P195/50 VR15 Potenza G3 tyres, Pedders "Sports Ryder" suspension, Talon bonnet air scoop and WRC style rear wing.

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Re: Kia Rio Sport-Pac

You're right, it looks VERY WRX

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Look's too alike,I dont think Suburu will like that,but still the WRX kill's it in look's.

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Looks kinda like a riced Civic to me.

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Hrrrm not another $something 990 sport image buzz box.
But yeah it looks too WRXish, even the wheels are an almost direct copy.

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If that aint rice then i dont know what is!

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Re: Kia Rio Sport-Pac

Hyundai and Kia are well known for looking at other car companies for style "ideas.'

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Re: Kia Rio Sport-Pac

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Hyundai and Kia are well known for looking at other car companies for style "ideas.'
I recall reading somewhere that Hyundai stripped apart a brand new Nissan Maxima. A lot of the ideas were used to design the Grandeur.

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Re: Kia Rio Sport-Pac

hehe i work for nissan and the maxima is a lot better build quality and more refined than hyundai could ever build, i used to work for subaru same company HIGHWAY auto group but nissan maxima is a very under rated car imo


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saw that kia in the trading post auto section, they have this auto news page .

just had a quick glompse thought it was a new wrx or liberty till i looked closer i was liek wtf
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