These set of sketches are a teaser for the upcoming next generation Kia Rio, set to be launched at the 2011 Geneva International Motor Show.

The new Rio is longer, lower and wider than the existing Rio. Wheelbase has probably been increased as well, though it will probably not l be increased to as much as 2,615mm which is the wheelbase of the B-segment Kia Venga’s platform. The current generation Rio has a 2,500mm wheelbase.

Being in the B-segment, the Rio will compete against cars like the Volkswagen Polo, the Opel Corsa and the Ford Fiesta in Europe.

Look after the jump for a hi-res gallery of the sketches.

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