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Autobytel Names Kia Rio Most Improved New Car for 2006

December 20, 2005

IRVINE, CA – The 2006 Kia Rio received the Autobytel Editors' Choice Award for Most Improved New Car. Each year Autobytel Inc. announces its Editors' Choice Awards presented to vehicle models that offer the best combination of value, quality, design, and performance on the market. Award categories are designed to help car buyers identify the top vehicle options based on a range of buying priorities -- from fuel-efficiency and family driving, to affordability, style, and fun. New from the ground up, the Rio and Rio5's longer wheelbase and increased width and height contribute to a best-in-class 92.2 cubic feet of passenger room, while a wider track and more horsepower yield better handling, a smoother ride, and improved performance. The Kia Rio is available in three variations, Base, LX, and Rio5 SX five-door. The Base model be-gins at $11,110 with destination, and the SX five-door starts at $14,040. Like all of Kia's vehicles, the 2006 Rio and Rio5 are covered by Kia's comprehensive 5-year/60,000-mile limited basic warranty, 10-year/100,000-mile limited powertrain warranty, and five years/60,000 miles of roadside assistance.
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