2012 Kia Rio sedan confirms for New York Auto Show

Kia RioOur guy Jeremy Korzeniewski is attending a Kia event in Phoenix, Arizona this current week, and during a press briefing this morning, JK learned that the Korean automaker will be unveiling its 2012 Rio sedan to the 2011 New York Auto Show. The four door Rio will balance the hatchback body fashion that bowed at the Geneva Motor Show in early March.

Four power trains will be available on Rio overseas two gas and two diesel and while mum's the word on which engine(s) will be available here in the United States, we put our money on the 1.4-liter gasoline four. This mill produces 108 horsepower and 100 pound feet of torque, mated to either a six speed manual or four-speed(!) automatic transmission.

In other reports, Kia also let slip that the KV7 concept from this year's Detroit Auto Show previews what's in store for the next creation Sedona minivan. We hinted at this after a discussion with Michael Sprague, Kia's vice president of marketing, though it's still unclear closely what elements from the KV7 will be incorporated into the next-gen Sedona. The concept focused on a more traditional conversion van setup rather than the family-centric Sedona that now graces our streets.