Uh Oh - Hybrid Kia Comes To Geneva

High on the list of cars people probably aren't exactly excited about at the Geneva Auto Show is the Kia Rio Hybrid (regular Rio pictured), but that doesn't mean it isn't important. Sure it doesn't have the good looks of a new Maserati, or the mind blowing engineering of a highly-tuned Porsche, but it's got spunk... and a 90-horsepower four banger with a 12-kilowatt electric motor. Kia is working to put 4,000 Rio Hybrids in service in Korea in order to test them under real world conditions. The little car won't make it to these shores until 2008-09 at the earliest, so you can stop holding your breath.

2007 Geneva Auto Show Preview: Kia Rio Hybrid [Edmunds - Inside Line]

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