Serial production of the new Kia Rio will start at the plant of Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Rus August 15, 2011. Until the end of 2011 at the plant near St. Petersburg will be collected 20,000 new Rio. And in 2012 around 100,000 cars Kia Rio. This is stated in the message KIA Motors in Russia.
Also, from August 15 plant, which is 30% owned by Kia, will move to three-shift work schedule. As of mid-August 2011 the total number of employees of Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Rus will be 2100 people.
Recall, the new generation Rio model was presented in March at the 81st Geneva Motor Show. In the Russian model is equipped with two petrol engines in volume of 1 liter. and 1.2 liters., power 69 hp and 85 hp respectively. The cost of a car in Russia starts at 364,900 rubles (about $ 13 thousand).