Mississauga – Kia Canada received prestigious acknowledgement from the Canadian Automotive Jury as the Kia Rio compact sedan and hatchback was named a 2013 “Best of the Best Finalist” by the group of esteemed journalists.

The 12 vehicles selected to be honoured with the annual recognition reflect a wide variety of vehicles available to Canadian new-car buyers.

“Kia Canada is honoured to be a top choice of the influential Canadian Automotive Jury’s short list of vehicles with the Kia Rio being recognized as a ‘Best of the Best Finalist’,” said Maria Soklis, Vice President and Chief Operating Officer (COO), Kia Canada Inc. “The Rio, available in sedan and 5-Door hatchback, conveys world class design along with the fuel efficiency, technology, safety and comfort features consumers have come to expect from Kia.”

This acknowledgement is the latest for Kia’s sub-compact Rio. Here in Canada, the Rio has previously been named MotoringTV’s “2012 Best Small Car under $21,000,” while globally it has been the recipient of numerous other accolades, including a red dot design award for elite product design and an Automotive Brand Contest (ABC) Design Award.