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While you might not think of the Rio as an option if you're looking for a sporting drive, the GT-Line might just surprise you. It's affordable too.
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FUEL ECONOMY 5.4/100km
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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...

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...

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...

2019 Kia Rio GT-Line confirmed for Australia

The Kia Rio GT-Line will be coming to Australia after all, with a social media video by a Melbourne dealer confirming the sport-themed variant for the local line-up. UPDATE, 25/10/18: Kia Australia has confirmed pricing and specifications for the MY19 Rio range, read more here...

2017-18 Kia Stinger, Rio recalled

Kia Australia has recalled the 2017-18 Rio and Stinger, over concerns about the load ratings specified on their tow bars. According to the company, the tow bar labels have incorrect load ratings specified. Kia says that could result in the tow bar being used to tow objects above its maximum weight...

Kia Rio 1.0-litre turbo could come to Australia after all

One of the major shortcomings of the Australian-market Kia Rio is its uninspiring powertrain and transmission combination, but that could be about to change. With the launch of the facelifted Hyundai i20 range a fortnight ago – which shares various components with the Rio – a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic option was added to the car's 1...

2017 Kia Rio recalled for door lock fix

Kia has recalled the 2017 'YB' Rio, over concerns the rear door lock assembly could be out of specification. According to the company, the rear door lock cable might be the wrong length, which could mean seemingly active child locks aren't activated. If occupants are able to open the doors from the inside when they shouldn't be, there's a heightened risk of accidents for the driver and other road users...