The Rio Is Full Of Tech And Kia Sent A Few People On A Celebrity Scavenger Hunt Over It

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The Kia Rio is a fun little car, is fuel efficient and also now equipped with UVO Technology.  This is an in-car touchscreen hub powered by Microsoft that lets you speak to it in a natural voice.  With that you can access many of its features, like making Bluetooth enabled phone calls or controlling an MP3 player.  There's even a rear-view parking camera!  You can read more about the features of UVO on the page linked to above, and more about the car itself on the Rio Explorer Page.  Of course, the story doesn't end there.  

The video above?  Well that was when Kia decided that it would be a good idea to promote the car with a fun event, which they called the "Zip and Dash to Los Angeles geocache challenge."  They sent two pairs of friends on a scavenger hunt through LA, with the end goal of finding Christina Milian.  To get to her, they had to use the car's tech features and visit five spots:

• The Griffith Park Merry-Go-Round – a historic landmark in L.A that has been running since 1937, and is a place where Walt Disney brought his children before building Disneyland. 

• Amoeba Records – one of the most popular historic music stores in Los Angeles. Visitors can find rare vinyl, CDs, tapes and music memorabilia, and even catch a live show. 

• Rodeo Drive – One of the most expensive and swanky shopping destinations in Beverly Hills. 

• Pink’s Hot Dogs – An L.A. favorite serving hot dogs named after Hollywood celebrities. 

• The Roosevelt Hotel – Smack dab in the middle of Hollywood Blvd and home to both history and the best parties in L.A.

Sounds like they had a good time.  And the Rio also seems like a smart choice, especially when there are rumours that gas is going to reach $5 a gallon this summer…

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