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The St. Petersburg plant Hyundai has begun the first phase of the test production of the new KIA Rio. It was announced by the director of public relations of Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Rus, Viktor Vasilyev, by adding that the launch of mass production of the new model is scheduled for mid-summer of 2017. According to him, the total production of KIA cars in 2017 will be about 100 thousand cars. At the same time, the plant plans to produce about 220,000 Hyundai and KIA cars this year, reports Rossiyskaya Gazeta.
According to preliminary information, the car will be equipped with gasoline engines 1.4 and 1.6 liters with a capacity of 107 and 123 hp, which work together with a manual transmission or "automatic".
In total, KIA has planned for the year 2017 the start of sales in Russia of five or six new and updated models.
As previously reported "AUTOSTAT", by the results of the first two months of 2017, KIA Rio became the best-selling model in Russia with the figure of 12,726 sold cars (+ 20.4%).