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Kia Rio NYC Media Reception – The Spectacular Show {PHOTOS + VIDEO}

by Nellie

The spectacular show that was the Kia Media Reception

So many times I think that I’ve seen all the things and nothing can top the incredible events I’ve been to. Then I mosey into a beautifully decorated event space that reminded me of the one time I found myself on a desert in Israel. In the entrance I was surrounded by a vividly beautiful Mediterranean style carpet, pillows and decor. I had stepped into a beautiful oasis.

I had stepped into Rio.

The New York International Auto Show is in town this week and it’s a pretty big deal around here. Every car brand you can think of is showing off their best cars and their best yet to come. I was excited to attend the Kia reception because I knew that I would get to see the Rio up close and personal.

The extravaganza

I actually wasn’t ready for all the fun that was being had once I stepped through those doors! The DJ was incredible spinning tunes, there were different food and drink stations all around, plus places to lounge, eat and network. It had been transformed to the coolest place in NYC and I was lucky to have a ticket! I also knew I was in for a special treat after spending time in the Kia Suite at the Knicks game a few weeks ago!

Although I attended the event by myself I was excited to see fellow bloggers and meet new bloggers that had come into town just to enjoy the Kia Motors experience.

The Spectacular Show that was the Kia NYC Media Reception Click to Tweet

The Kia Rio Features

Some of the standard features on the Kia Rio Sedan includes:

  • Rear disc brakes

  • Air conditioning,

  • Electric power steering,

  • Six-way manual adjustable driver’s seat,

  • SiriusXM satellite radio,

  • USB and auxiliary audio jacks

  • Steering wheel mounted audio controls

The entertainment

Ever so often (about every 15-20 minutes or so) the music would die down and a performance would start. There were jugglers, a violinist that played current tunes, a African dance quartet (that I was completely blown away by) and more!

The food

The food was really good. Yummy tapas from all over–I was partial to the Brazilian plates so I may have hung out over there (a lot). The drinks were also fantastic and delish.


It was such a fun space to hang, have fun and just dance for a bit. The folks at Kia really outdid themselves and did an excellent making me feel as if I was actually in Rio De Janeiro (I’ve never been but can we say bucket list?!).

Check out the video I made capturing all the fun!

Have you ever been to your local Auto Show?

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Allie April 18, 2017 - 6:44 am

NYC does everything HUGE and obviously this was no exception! So glad you were able to experience it, and all that delicious food – wow!!! So cool.

Janine Huldie April 18, 2017 - 6:54 am

I haven’t been to the NYC Auto Show at the Javitis Center since I was a kid. I went with my dad as he worked for General Motors and remember what a fun time it was back then. Would love to go again and maybe some day soon 😉

3decades3kids Diane Sullivan April 18, 2017 - 10:59 am

We love the NYIAS! This looks like a great preview night with a lot of fun and info on the latest cars. Thanks for sharing!!

Divina April 18, 2017 - 2:10 pm

WOW this was quite a reception and the new car looks fanastic!

Kita April 18, 2017 - 7:28 pm

I have been to the one here in Atlanta for about 6 years straight I sat out this year but it’s nice to see the cars up close and personal and see whats new

Tamara April 19, 2017 - 11:47 am

This looks like quite an amazing reception! I’ve never been to an Auto Show but my sister has covered them for work before and loved them.


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