Kia revealed details of the crossover Rio

Kia has shared the first official details of its new crossover, which the press dubbed the off-road version of the Rio. The South Korean brand really going to release the crossover B segment, which could compete with the popular representatives of this niche market.

The crossover is planned to bring to market by the end of 2017, a year after a new generation Rio, revealed before the Paris motor show. John Kim, the head of the West European branch of the company confirmed that next year Kia will introduce a compact crossover.

However. Michael Cole, chief operating officer of the European division of Kia, said that the SUV will not be built on the basis of Rio. It will be a standalone product that does not borrow from Rio, neither the appearance nor the interior finishing.

Cole said that the company believes In segment one of the most important and promising. At the moment the most important model for Kia Sportage market remains, who is considered the face of the brand. The South Koreans intend to create another car that could also be commercially successful.