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All-new Kia Rio set for Paris debut

The all-new Kia Rio will make its world premiere at the 2016 Paris Motor Show.

The fourth-generation Rio features a ‘progressive’ new exterior and interior design which was led by Kia’s design centres in Germany and California.

Straight lines and smooth surfacing give the car a new character, while a longer front overhang and bonnet, longer wheelbase, and upright C-pillar offer more 'confident and balanced appearance' than its predecessor, says Kia.

The all-new Rio will include 'class-leading' practicality and safety technology, along with latest connectivity features, and more assured and engaging ride and handling characteristics.

The Rio is the Korean manufacturer’s global best-selling model, with more than 473,000 sold around the world in 2015. The next generation will enter production towards the end of 2016 for Europe, with production timings for the UK to be announced closer to launch.

The Paris Motor Show runs from 1-16 October.