Kia's second smallest car is also one of its best looking. Only relatively young, the Rio launched in 2000 and the third generation has just been released.
The five-seat, five-door light hatchback was renewed in 2017, and is offered in three grades – starting from the Rio S at $17,490 and reaching up to the Rio GT-LINE at $23,590. The only engine option is a carryover 1.4-litre four-cylinder petrol model, while the base S can be had with a manual gearbox. The other two are lumbered with an outdated four-speed automatic until the end of 2017 at best, when a new, smaller turbocharged engine and six-speed transmission comes on stream.