The Kia Rio has been refreshed for 2015, with tweaked styling front and rear, improvements to the quality of some interior trim, and extra equipment on some models.

Externally, the 2015 Rio wears redesigned bumpers front and rear with a sportier appearance, redesigned air intakes, and new fog light surrounds.

On the inside, new gloss black trim arrives on the centre stack, while new black cloth upholstery makes an appearance on grades 1 and 1 Air, with a premium version for grades 2 and 3.  Rio 4 models continue to use black leather/faux-leather trim.

A new seven-inch colour touch-screen navigation system is now standard on grades 3 and 4, and although it loses the CD slot of previous models, Aux and USB ports are still available.

DAB digital radio is now standard across the range, as are electrically adjustable and heated door mirrors, and tyre pressure monitoring.

Grades 3 and 4 get a luggage net and under-tray, while all models except the entry-level 1.1-litre diesel now carry a spare wheel instead of a tyre repair kit.

The four-engine range continues largely unchanged, and starts with a 1.1-litre diesel with 74hp, CO2 emissions of just 86 g/km and economy of 88.3 mpg.

A 1.4-litre diesel with 89hp is also available, as is a 1.25-litre petrol with 84hp and a 1.4-litre petrol with 107hp.

Prices start at £10,345, rising to £17,445 for the Rio 4 1.4-litre CRDi.  All carry Kia’s seven-year, 100,000-mile warranty.