When the current generation Kia Rio launched back in 2017, it looked fantastic.

But, when it came to the experience behind the wheel, the car was hampered by a less-than impressive engine and lacklustre transmission options. 

Explore the 2018 Kia Rio Range

It was such a shame. Now though, the powers that be over at Kia have imbued the Rio with new life. It has new transmissions and a new engine, and at the top of the pecking order is the car reviewed here, the GT-Line.

So, has Kia finally explored the Rio’s potential? Is the GT-Line as hot as it looks? Read on to find out.