See for yourself ... the new Kia Rio:
And the 2012 Focus:
If the new Rio isn't a ripoff of the Focus, I don't know what is!
not even close. And if you want to make such comparisons, you might want to compare that Ford to the Mazda that's been around for a while...
Did you guys see, GM and Chrysler paid out bonuses to their employees...
Ford owns a % stake in Mazda. Ford has no connection with Kia. Perhaps you should take a closer look at the photos. Look at all Kia models. It should be obvious to many, Kia's stylists & designers use other's 'designs' to create the 'styling' for their vehicles. Kia doesn't give one the impression of being....'orginal'.
I've not paid much attention to Kia. IMHO we're seeing a new direction in styling for small vehicles from all manufacturers.
With only a 1.6 ltr I4, the Rio isn't going to set the world afire with it's performance.
I remain a "sedan" man myself.