Ahead of its imminent arrival, Kia Australia has released pricing for the facelifted version of the current-generation Rio light hatchback.
The Rio’s entry-level S grade now starts from $18,090 plus on-road costs, up $600, for the six-speed manual, while the torque-converter automatic is up $800, to $20,390, partly due to its new six-speed unit (two more gears than before).
The mid-range Sport grade has copped the largest price rise, up $1300 across the board, with the manual and automatic variants now priced from $19,590 and $21,890 respectively.
As before, the S and Sport are motivated by the same 74kW/133Nm 1.4-litre naturally aspirated four-cylinder engine and share their transmission options.
The GT-Line now kicks off from $23,990, up $400, with its carryover 1.0-litre turbo-petrol three-cylinder engine detuned from 88kW to 74kW of power. Torque is unchanged, though, at 172Nm, and it remains exclusively mated to a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic.
2020 Kia Rio
While full specification is yet to be released, we already know the Rio now has a redesigned front bumper, tweaked headlight and tail-light clusters, a refreshed ‘tiger nose’ grille and fresh sets of alloy wheels.