Kia Motors America (KMA) celebrates the world premiers of the all-new 2012 Kia Rio sub-compact sedan and the comprehensively updated 2012 Kia Soul at the 2011 New York International Auto Show.
Planned to join the KMA line-up in the fall of 2011 - along with its 5-door hatchback sibling represented at the Geneva Motor Show in March 2011 - the all-new Kia Rio sedan ushers in the next chapter of Kia Motors' ongoing design-led transformation with eye-catching layout, advanced technologies and sophistication in the small vehicle segment. With all-new ISG (stop-start) technology and class-leading horsepower and fuel efficiency up to 40 miles per gallon (5. 8l/100km), Kia Rio promises buyers cool fuel economy without sacrificing performance or fun-to-drive performance.
The all-new Kia Rio brings Kia's successful mix of world-class look-and-feel, impressive fuel efficiency, advanced technologies and huge value to the smallest and most economical car in the Kia line-up, explained Michael Sprague, vice-president, marketing & communications, KMA. With gas prices rising, sub-compacts are becoming increasingly well-known and with more performance, up to 40 miles per gallon fuel efficiency and stunning layout, the all-new Kia Rio sets the traditional in the sub-compact class and becomes a car that is not only cheap, but one that people will aspire to own.
Ford Motor Company represented the all-new Ford Focus Electric - the company's first-ever all-electric passenger vehicle. The Zero-co2-emissions, gasoline-free version of Ford's well-known small vehicle is the main of the company's growing fleet of hybrid, plug-in hybrid and all-electric cars coming to North America and Europe by 2013.
Ford Focus Electric is the main of our new family of electrified cars, showcasing our commitment to provide buyers choice when it comes to economical or fuel-free cars, explained Derrick Kuzak, Ford group vice president for Global Offering Development. Its advanced powertrain will deliver significant energy efficiency pros and zero CO2 emissions without compromising driving enjoyment. And its package of smart driver data technologies will transform the way buyers think about energy usage and their transportation needs.
The Ford Focus Electric will release in late 2011 and is developed to provide enough range to cover the majority of daily driving habits of Americans. It will provide a mile-per-gallon equivalent better than Chevrolet Volt and competitive with other battery electric cars.
A full recharge is expected to take three to four hours at home with the 240-volt charge station - half the charge time of the Nissan Leaf.