Top Gear USA's Reasonably-Priced Car Is... The Kia Rio

The Americanized version of Top Gear is carrying over the "Star In A Reasonably-Priced Car" segment as we previously reported, and we've just learned from our source that the star car in question is the Kia Rio. Again. UPDATE. » 9/15/10 1:30pm 9/15/10 1:30pm

EXCLUSIVE: US Top Gear To Put Howie Mandel And Melanie B In…

Well folks, we've now heard from two separate sources that the reasonably-priced car that Adam Carolla, Tanner Foust and Eric Stromer will drop stars behind the wheel of will be none other than the Kia Rio. But that's not all we've learned. Our sources also tell us the first two stars to sit behind the wheel will… » 7/25/08 6:15pm 7/25/08 6:15pm

Kia to Designate Performance Models "XR"

It may be cliché to stick a bunch of Xs and Rs on a tweaked econobox and call it a performance brand, but some clichés are just fine for getting the job done. For Kia, XR will mean performance — that is, turbocharging in Europe, supercharging for US-bound cars. Kia told Autocar it's calling that strategy "glocal" —… » 5/22/07 11:36am 5/22/07 11:36am

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...… » 2/23/07 7:30am 2/23/07 7:30am