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2021 Kia Rio price and specs: Fleet-focused SX joins range from $21,990 drive-away

2021 Kia Rio pricing and specification City car range expanded with fleet-oriented SX variant Leather seats, 17-inch wheels and sunroof headline additions SX priced from $21,990 drive-away, above $20,490 drive-away base S model The 2021 Kia Rio range has been expanded with a new mid-spec SX variant...

2021 Drive Car of the Year – Best City Car

Drive Car of the Year 2021 - Best City Car Finalists: Kia Picanto Kia Rio Suzuki Swift Toyota Yaris Volkswagen Polo The city-car segment took the second-biggest sales hit in 2020 – down nearly 40 per cent – though it remains the go-to vehicle type for buyers looking for some of Australia’s cheapest new cars – including many still priced below $20,000...

Kia raises prices by up to $500 across the range

Kia has raised prices on four of its most affordable models. The Korean car maker has increased the prices on the Picanto, Rio, Cerato, and Seltos – with the exception of the Cerato, it's the second time the models have been hit with a price rise in the past four months. The Picanto may be the smallest car in the Kia range, but it's received the biggest price increase, with an extra $500 added to the price tag...

New automatic cars priced under $20,000 in Australia

There's an old saying that you should spend three months' salary on an engagement ring. According to consumer advice site finder.com.au, a similar rule applies when buying new cars. Ideally, it suggests, you shouldn't spend more than 15 per cent of your annual income on the purchase price of a car...

2021 Kia Rio: price rise, safety boost, six-speed auto, wireless Apple CarPlay 

The 2021 Kia Rio hatchback will rise in price by up to $1800 to take into account advanced safety, improved fuel economy, class-leading technology – and currency pressure – when it arrives in showrooms in late July or early August...

2021 Kia Rio facelift due in Australian showrooms in July

Kia has announced the details for its updated Rio hatchback, with the refreshed model due to arrive in Australian showrooms in July. The refreshed Kia Rio gains upgrades to safety, technology, infotainment and styling across its S, Sport and GT-Line variants. Kia Rio S and Sport models will be powered by the familiar 1...

Beat the bowser: five of the most economical new cars under $20,000

The price of petrol might be hitting 20-year lows but as night follows day the cost will go up. As many motorists look to save money amid the coronavirus outbreak, we’ve compiled a list of five of the most economical new cars under $20,000...

2020 Kia Rio facelift spied

An updated version of the Kia Rio hatch has been spied undergoing testing in Europe. Given the current Rio made its debut at the 2016 Paris motor show, the city hatch is about due for its mid-cycle refresh. Although this prototype has black cladding over its entire front end, we can see a few changes...

CarAdvice podcast 151: Kia Rio GT-Line v Skoda Fabia 81TSI Monte Carlo

On this week's podcast, you are joined by Mike Stevens and Scott Collie. In car news, Kia is developing neater tech for emergency services, Isuzu has announced a six-year warranty and seven-year capped price servicing, Australian orders for the Tesla Model 3 will be opening in May, and Toyota has opened a Nurburgring-inspired test track...

CarAdvice podcast 131: Around Australia in a Tesla Model X

This week you're joined by Mandy Turner, Paul Maric and Scott Collie. In car news, the 2019 Porsche 911 and Mazda 3 have been revealed, Hyundai Ioniq pricing and specs have been announced, and GM has announced it'll be closing factories and culling models. Trent Nikolic reviews the 2019 Kia Rio GT-Line. On The Shortlist, we help Mark look for a ute for under $40,000...

2019 Kia Rio pricing and specs

Kia Australia has officially released pricing and specifications details for the refreshed 2019 Rio range, which is on sale from $16,990 before on-road costs. The outgoing Si and SLi variants have been replaced by the Sport and GT-Line locally, with the entry-level 'S' remaining unchanged for the new model year...