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CarAdvice podcast 62: Tesla owners club sets charge station challenge

On the panel this week is Mandy Turner, Mike Costello and Dave Zalstein. Featuring in car news, Hyundai is aiming to dominate Korean brands in Europe by 2021, the Rolls Royce Phantom has been revealed in a leaked brochure, Australia gets details on the Peugeot 3008 and 5008 and the 2018 Holden Commodore SS/VXR has been unveiled in Buick form...

CarAdvice podcast 45: Nissan 370Z vs Ford Mustang

Mandy, Paul and Dave bring you the latest car news of the week, including the 2017 Honda Civic hatch pricing announced, LDV T60 ute is on sale in Australia from October, 2018 Volkswagen Polo has been spied undisguised in South Africa, PSA says Opel purchase part of plan to ‘conquer’ the world, and Mercedes-AMG E43 goes operational with Victoria Police...

2017 Kia Rio pricing and specs

The 2017 Kia Rio has launched with a starting price of $16,990 as part of a three-grade range that sees the new B-segment car stretch to $22,990, seeing it match the existing car. The fourth-generation Kia Rio brings a host of in-car technology advancements, as well as a more spacious cabin and cargo capacity...

Kia Rio GT, SUV spinoff could be on the cards

Kia is examining the possibility of a performance variant and SUV offshoot of the recently revealed 2017 Rio range, with at least the latter a very real possibility. Speaking to CarAdvice at last week’s Paris motor show, Kia Motors Europe’s chief operating officer, Michael Cole, said that while there are no plans for the hot hatch Kia Rio GT for the moment, a styling-focused GT Line model will likely start the process first...

2017 Kia Rio gets Australian suspension upgrade

The all-new 2017 Kia Rio has gained a suspension upgrade for the Australian market thanks to the brand’s local tuning expertise and insistence on delivering a car fit for the market. Kia Motors had initially given Australian-specified Rios a more basic suspension damper setup but Kia Australia pressured the factory to equip the Rio with its RS dampers, which allow for better tuning...

2017 Kia Rio details: three variants, 1.4-litre only at launch; 1.0 turbo to follow

Initial Australian specifications for the all-new 2017 Kia Rio range have been confirmed today, including drivetrain and variant line-up, before it launches here in early 2017. With the fourth-generation Kia Rio having officially launched at the Paris Motor show today, Kia Australia has confirmed that it will initially take one engine and three variants of the model before additional variants of the South Korean company’s new light car launch by the middle of next year...

2017 Kia Rio detailed ahead of Paris premiere

Key details of the new 2017 Kia Rio have been revealed for the European market, giving an indication of what we can expect when the new hatch arrives Down Under early next year. The all-new Rio was first revealed a fortnight ago, adopting a more premium, less cutesy look than its predecessor...

2017 Kia Rio GT rendering transforms new hatch into pocket rocket

A speculative rendering of a hotted-up 2017 Kia Rio GT has surfaced online, offering one vision of how a hotted-up - but still to be confirmed - version of the all-new Rio could look. Created by independent artist X-Tomi Design, the Kia Rio GT borrows several styling cues from its larger Optima GT and Sportage GT-Line (Platinum) siblings, giving the hatch a very athletic look...

2017 Kia Rio revealed, Australian debut due first-quarter next year

The wraps have come off the 2017 Kia Rio five-door hatch today, a month out from its global debut at this year's Paris motor show. For this all-new generation of Rio, Kia has returned its light hatch to a more conventional two-box design, moving closer to the traditional hatch shape...

2017 Kia Rio previewed ahead of Paris debut: Australian debut set for early next year

A set of fresh new teaser sketches for the upcoming 2017 Kia Rio has been handed down today, just hours after revealing spy photos first hit the wire. As those earlier shots hinted and these new sketches confirm, the face of the new 2017 Rio will borrow design cues from its larger Optima stablemate...

2017 Kia Rio drops camouflage in new spy photos - UPDATED

The all-new 2017 Kia Rio has been spied testing once more, this time with a far lighter layer of camouflage at the front end revealing a good deal more of the hatch's finer details. Last spied in January, the new Rio is expected to debut later this year or early in 2017 as a timely replacement for the current third-generation model that first appeared at the 2011 Geneva motor show...