Does it represent good value for the price? What features does it come with?
The 2017 Rio kicks off from $16,990 for the base model S in six-speed manual guise, while opting for a four-speed automatic sees the price jump to $19,090.
For that, you’ll find 15-inch steel wheels, halogen daytime running lights and cloth seats. Outside, expect body-coloured and electric mirrors and a microscopic rear lip spoiler, while inside you’ll get power windows front and rear, manual air-con and a metal-look dash insert. The much-hyped technology upgrade arrives courtesy of the Apple CarPlay, Android Auto-equipped, 7.0-inch touchscreen paired with six speakers and mounted in a newly designed and driver-angled dash.
Stepping up to the auto-only Si trim level ($21,490) adds 15-inch alloy wheels, LED DRLs, front fog lights, a chrome surround on the front grille and heated wing mirrors with an integrated indicator. Inside, you’ll find navigation is now standard, along with cruise control, a chunkier steering wheel and a light for your vanity mirrors.
Spring for the top-spec SLi ($22,990) and your alloy wheels are now 16-inch and you’ll find a sunroof and privacy glass as standard, along with automatic wipers. Inside, you’ll get alloy pedals, a faux-leather seat trim and a dash display for your parking sensors.