Kia has revealed early details of its latest production model, the all-new Kia Rio five-door hatchback, which will make its World Premiere in Europe at Geneva Motor Show.

The new Rio is completely redesigned from the ground up, created especially with European consumers in mind and offers customers more space, more power, higher performance, better handling, a smoother ride and enhanced fuel economy.

According to Kia UK Limited Managing Director, Paul Williams: “Rio, when it arrives in the UK in late summer, will complete the modernisation and expansion of our range – allowing Kia to compete head-on in all of the biggest sectors with up-to-the-minute products that combine the latest technology, excellent specification and outstanding value.”

The Kia Rio comes with three new or fully-revised engines: two petrol engines and one high-performance diesel.

Taller, wider and shorter than the model it replaces, the new Rio has a much longer wheelbase and much improved packaging to offer significantly more cabin space than its predecessor. The new Rio line-up will feature a total of 20 models across Europe, and customers can choose from two body styles and manual or automatic transmission.

A four-door saloon version of the Rio was unveiled at the Detroit Motor Show in January, but currently there are no plans for this version to be sold in the UK.