The Kia Rio has been named the CarsGuide Car Of The Year 2011. The Rio scores it’s success off the back of impressive design and packaging, tweaking by an Australian suspension expert, topped by smart pricing starting from $16,290.
At the end of two intensive and tiring days of back-to-back running, the Rio did best when measured against the COTY judging criteria of value, design, technology and safety.
“It’s a nice, light, easy car to drive. It’s got a feisty engine and some nice little touches like the hill-start system and an upshift indicator light,” says chief judge, Ged Bulmer.