Light cars are experiencing a sales resurgence in Australia. Let's take a drive in one of the segment's most established nameplates to find out why.
The facelifted Kia Rio GT-Line continues to impress with its blend of practicality and warm performance.
The 2020 Kia Rio light hatch keeps things simple, but places itself under pressure from within Kia’s own ranks.
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.
The Kia Rio may carry an air of Euro sophistication in its external styling, but open the door and you’ll be welcomed by a much more basic interior. That’s no bad thing, though – a back to basics fit-out is one thing the Rio uses to its advantage.
Kia's flagship small car is approaching premium territory, at least in terms of price. Can it play with the big boys at the higher end of the light car segment?
The all-new 2017 Kia Rio Si picks up where its predecessor left off, but a dated powertrain and transmission combo spoil what is otherwise a very solid package.
The fourth-generation Kia Rio presents an excellent value-for-money argument, but it's let down by its drivetrain.
The Kia Rio was once the standard-setter in the segment. With a market that has moved on significantly, the Rio has a tough fight to win buyers over.
Tim gets behind the wheel of one of the few remaining mainstream three-door hatches on the market...
Kia may be one of the local market's leading 'challenger' brands, but despite a recent facelift, the 2016 Kia Rio is behind the times...