Kia Rio 2021 review: GT-Line auto
We live in what some might consider the end of days for the once booming small hatch segment, but is the warmed-over Rio GT-Line a ray of fun light that competitors can't quite match? We find out.
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The GLX turbo scores Suzuki's 1.0-litre three-cylinder turbo engine, with a much healthier 82kW and 160Nm driving the front wheels through a six-speed torque converter auto. It's almost a shame there isn't a manual version.
The Series II improvements have also brought a solid price jump to $25,410 driveaway, a solid increase on the old model. For your money you get 16-inch alloys, air-conditioning, LED headlights, reversing camera, cruise control, cloth interior, remote central locking, auto-down power windows and a space-saver spare.
The GLX has two more speakers than the Navigator and Navigator Plus pair, with a six-speaker stereo powered by the 7.0-inch touchscreen media and sat nav system that also has Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
As part of the Series II upgrade, the GLX scored a big safety upgrade, with blind-spot monitoring and rear cross traffic alert and you get forward AEB with both low and high speed operation, forward collision warning, lane keep assist, lane departure warning as well as six airbags and the usual ABS and stability controls.
The Swift GLX scored five ANCAP stars in 2017.
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