For a supermini to be successful, it needs to perform a seemingly impossible task: it must appear larger on the inside than it does from the outside. Rather encouragingly, we’ve seen with the Optima that Kia has a history of performing minor packaging miracles, so it was with raised expectations that the new Rio arrived for a week’s testing, accompanied by a press pack that described Kia’s global best-seller as a ‘big little car.’
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.
The all-new 4th generation Rio goes on sale in the UK on 1st September and is a major step forward in Kia’s relentless drive to upgrade the style and quality of its entire model range while hammering down fuel consumption and CO2 figures.
Kia’s all-new fourth-generation Rio boasts a bold and distinctive personality, bringing the latest model into line with the rest of Kia’s striking design-led product range
Kia Motors has revealed the first photos of the next generation Rio, to be unveiled at Geneva Motorshow alongside the all new Picanto
Kia has introduced two new special editions – ‘Domino’ and ‘Echo’ – that both play on classic black and white colour schemes and are now on sale
Kia is extending its limited edition Zapp! range to the Rio this month, with air conditioning, power steering and a CD/MP3 player
The all-new Rio from Kia is now available in both diesel or petrol form for the same price
Kia has revealed early details of its latest production model, the all-new Kia Rio five-door hatchback
Kia's new Rio will make its first appearance in four-door sedan form at the North American International Motor Show in Detroit in January