- The Washington Times - Thursday, April 6, 2006

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REDEFINING `SUBCOMPACT: Kia has raised the bar in the subcompact segment

with the completely redesigned Rio four-door sedan and Rio5, a five-door

subcompact. Updated with a wider, more aggressive stance and longer

wheelbase, the new Rio sedan passenger volume is the largest in the

subcompact segment and larger than many bigger, more expensive sedans.

The Rio and Rio5 is targeted at younger and slightly affluent buyers

with a median household income of $40,000.

ULTIMATE ZOOM-ZOOM: The 2006 MAZDASPEED 6 is the fastest accelerating,

best handling and most advanced sports sedan Mazda has ever built.

Boasting a unique 2.3-liter direct-injection turbo-charged four-cylinder

engine mated to a six-speed manual transmission and a high-tech Active

Torque-Split All-Wheel Drive system, it’s got the performance and

passion of a specialist rally replica, but with the refinement of a


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