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Raves for Rio across Europe


Summer test drive of the brand-new Rio held in the Champagne region in France

In June this year, the brand-new A-segment Rio’s test drive for journalists was held in the Champagne region of France. Following this event, the initial reports in the European media indicate that Rio is a definite star in the making.

The German press commended Rio for its sporty, attractive and European design and also praised it for its spacious and well equipped interior. In the UK, all articles published so far note that the brand-new Rio is a vast improvement on its predecessor and The Sun praised its 1.5 CRDi diesel engine as one of the quietest small engines available. The overall impression of the French media was positive pointing out the smooth, powerful and economical engine.

If these initial reactions by the European automotive media are any indications, the brand-new Rio is sure to be a smashing success!