Kia has unveiled the North American version of the Kia Rio sedan at the New York International Auto Show in the US. The compact sedan shares the same platform as the Kia K2 unveiled at Auto Shanghai a couple of days ago only it features a face that more closely resembles the Kia Rio hatch.

The chassis and undercarriage of the Kia Rio sedan is largely the same as that found on the hatch version. Similarly, the interior is configured in much the same way as the hatch, with minor revisions/feature changes here and there.

Under the bonnet sits a 1.6 GDI four-cylinder petrol engine offering 100kW of power. This is tied to a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission. The engine is also matched to a stop/start system which increases fuel economy in traffic conditions.

Kia Australia has previously said the Kia Rio sedan will make its way Down Under some time in quarter 4 of this year.

Whether or not it will look exactly like this US version is still yet to be officially confirmed.