Kia Rio

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Kia Rio
2018 Kia Rio (YB) S 5-door hatchback (2018-08-06) 01.jpg
Fourth generation Kia Rio
Also calledKia Pride (2005–2017)
Kia K2 (China; 2011–present)
Body and chassis
ClassSubcompact car (B)
Body style3-door hatchback (2011–2017)
5-door hatchback
4-door sedan/saloon
5-door station wagon (1999–2005)
LayoutFront-engine, front-wheel-drive
PredecessorKia Pride
Kia Avella

The Kia Rio is a subcompact car produced by the South Korean manufacturer Kia since November 1999 and now in its fourth generation. Body styles have included a three and five-door hatchback and four-door sedan, equipped with inline-four gasoline and diesel engines, and front-wheel drive.

The Rio replaced the first generation Pride—a rebadged version of the Ford Festiva—and the Avella, a subcompact sold as a Ford in some markets. A second generation was introduced in 2005 in Europe and 2006 in North America, sharing its platform with the Hyundai Accent, a subcompact manufactured by its sister Hyundai Motor Company in South Korea.

First generation (DC; 1999)[edit]

First generation (DC)
Kia Rio front 20071102.jpg
Production1999–2005 (South Korea)
2001–2013 (Ecuador)[1][2]
2005–2012 (Iran)
AssemblySouth Korea: Gwangmyeong (Sohari Plant)
Ecuador: Quito (AYMESA)
Iran: Tehran (SAIPA)
Russia: Kaliningrad (Avtotor)
DesignerI.DE.A Institute[citation needed]
Body and chassis
Body style4-door sedan
5-door station wagon
Engine1.3 L B3 I4 (petrol)
1.5 L B5-DE I4 (petrol)
1.6 L B6 I4 (petrol)
Transmission5-speed manual
4-speed F4A-EL automatic
Wheelbase2,410 mm (94.9 in)
Length4,215 mm (165.9 in) (2000–02)
4,240 mm (166.9 in) (2002–05)
Width1,675 mm (65.9 in) (2000–02)
1,680 mm (66.1 in) (2002–05)
Height1,440 mm (56.7 in)
Sedan (pre-facelift)
Wagon (pre-facelift)

The first generation Kia Rio (referred internally as the "DC") was offered in both four-door sedan and five-door station wagon body styles. When released, it was the least-expensive mass-produced car to be sold in the United States.[3] While the Rio's styling and affordability were well-received, it was derided for its poor build quality and driving experience.[4]

The station wagon was marketed as the "Rio Cinco" in the United States, "Rio RX-V" in Canada, and "Rio Look" in Chile. The sedan version was not sold in the United Kingdom, and the station wagon was known as the "Rio" there. In Greece, both versions were sold as the "Rio". In South Korea, this was the only generation to use the "Rio" name, as the "Pride" name was used from the second generation onwards.

The first generation Rio offered only one engine for each model year in the United States: a 96 hp (72 kW) 1.5-litre DOHC I4 gasoline engine from 2001 through 2002. Then a larger version appeared, a 1.6-litre DOHC four-cylinder rated at 104 hp (78 kW) used for model years 2003 through 2005. All years offered a choice of a five-speed manual transmission or a four-speed F4A-EL automatic. An alternative of a 1.3-litre (1,343 cc) SOHC four-cylinder/eight-valve petrol, producing 75 hp (56 kW) was offered in some other countries, including the United Kingdom and most of continental Europe. The USA-version five-door featured power steering and a tachometer, optional on the sedan. The European version was marketed under several trim levels; standard equipment for all trims included a driver airbag. Additional features were available for promotion in Greece, including leather seats and car alarm. In Europe, the various national markets received different selections of the three engines.

The domestic Korean market versions did not include the 1.6-liter version, as the South Korean taxation system heavily penalizes cars of more than 1,500 cc. Claimed outputs for the domestic versions (JIS) were higher, at 84 PS (62 kW) for the little 1.3 and 108 PS (79 kW) for the DOHC 1.5.[5] For the SOHC 1.5 95 PS (70 kW) was claimed. The first generation hatchback was marketed as the Rio RX-V in South Korea.

Safety features included seat belts and an airbag for the driver. ABS was available as an option for entry-line cars but fitted by default for top of the range models (i.e., Rio LX, in the UK, and Rio LS, in Greece).

There was a version called the Sports-Pac, which featured a bonnet scoop, a rear wing, golden wheels and blue paint, all inspired by the Subaru Impreza WRX STi. Mechanically the Sports-Pac was identical to regular models, with the exception of lowered suspension.[6]


In 2002, the Rio received a mild redesign (for the 2003 model year in the US) including upgrades in engine, suspension, brakes and new exterior and interior styling. After this 2002 facelift the entire range received the "Rio SF" moniker in the domestic South Korean market, with "SF" standing for both "Science Fiction" and "Safety First".

In Europe, the facelifted Rio received minor changes in external look and engine improvement of the 1.3 from 75 hp (56 kW) to 80 hp (60 kW) at 5,500 rpm, and 86 lb⋅ft (117 N⋅m) at 3,000 rpm.

Iranian production of the facelifted Rio by SAIPA began in 2005. The cars were not equipped with ABS or airbags until 2012, powered by a version of the 1.5 litre engine which produces 96 hp (72 kW) at 5,500 rpm and 135 N⋅m (100 ft⋅lbf) torque at 4,500 rpm. In early 2012, the production ended.

Second generation (JB; 2005)[edit]

Second generation (JB)
2005-2009 Kia Rio (JB) hatchback 02.jpg
Also calledKia Pride
Kia Sephia Sport (Colombia, taxi version)
AssemblySouth Korea: Gwangmyeong (Sohari Plant)
China: Yancheng (Yancheng Plant)
Russia: Izhevsk (IzhAvto)
Body and chassis
Body style5-door hatchback
4-door sedan
RelatedHyundai Accent (MC)
Engine1.4 L G4EE Alpha II I4 (petrol)
1.6 L G4ED Alpha II I4 (petrol)
1.5 L U-Line I4 (diesel)[7]
Transmission4-speed automatic
5-speed manual
Wheelbase2,500 mm (98.4 in)
Length3,990 mm (157.1 in) (hatchback)
4,240 mm (166.9 in) (2005–09 sedan)
4,250 mm (167.3 in) (2009–11 sedan)
Width1,695 mm (66.7 in)
Height1,470 mm (57.9 in)
Hatchback (pre-facelift)
Sedan (pre-facelift)

Kia introduced the second generation (JB) in the early 2005 model year in Europe and for model year 2006 in North America, based on a redesigned platform shared with the Hyundai Accent. The engine was upgraded to a 110 hp 1.6-litre DOHC four-cylinder "Alpha II" engine now also shared with the Hyundai Accent. Other changes include a new exterior design, an increase in exterior size and interior volume, increased safety features and fuel economy. The station wagon was dropped with this generation, replaced by a new 5-door hatchback.

Kia offered the 2006 sedan as the Rio and Rio LX, the LX trim included power steering, air conditioning, and CD player. The Rio5 (USA) offered simply in SX trim level with leather-covered steering wheel. As in the first generation, only the five-door hatchback version was offered in some European markets (including the UK). Three engines are available; a 1.6-litre DOHC engine with 110 hp (82 kW), a lesser 1.4-litre version with 96 hp (72 kW) and a 1.5-litre turbodiesel engine with 109 hp. However, in the US market only the 1.6-litre gasoline engine is offered, in two body styles: a four-door-sedan and a five-door hatch. The European version's common rail diesel engine produces 110 PS (81 kW).

In 2007, an SX trim level was added to the Rio sedan with the same features supplied with the Rio5 SX.

In 2007, the South Korean government began testing approximately 4,000 pre-production Rio hybrid-electric models, with parent company Hyundai Kia Automotive Group later announcing and subsequently withdrawing anticipated release dates for the hybrid model.[8][9]

For 2008, Kia offered the LX trim level for the Rio5 (similar to the Rio LX sedan) and a limited production of Rio5 SX Tuner models, featuring Falken FK452 tires, Tanabe strut tower brace and Eibach Federn lowering springs.[10]

For the 2009 model year, all Rio and Rio5 trims received standard Sirius Satellite Radio (complimentary for three months) and radios with USB port & auxiliary jack, the auxiliary jack substituting for a Bluetooth mobile phone connection for devices with an earphone jack. The Kia Rio ranked 5th in the "20 least expensive 2009 vehicles to insure" list by According to research, the Rio is one of the least expensive vehicles to insure.[11]

For the Malaysian market, the second generation Rio was launched on the 7 September 2005 available with only one trim level with only the hatchback body style and powered by a 1.4-litre 16 valve DOHC engine with a 4-speed automatic gearbox and was fully imported from South Korea.[12][13][14]


Hatchback (2010 facelift)
Sedan (2010 facelift)

For the 2010 model year, the models received a facelift in late 2009, adopting Kia's new Tiger nose grille. In addition, the steering wheel receives the same design as the Kia Soul and Kia Forte, featuring optional Bluetooth hands-free phone operation, and the gauges cluster receives a new red backlit design. The headlights were modified slightly, with a darker appearance and parking lights and side-marker lights sharing the turn-signal housing. Side mouldings on the car became narrower and body-colored. For the UK version, the Rio looks exactly the same as the US version, except that only the hatchback variant is sold there. It has Kia's new 'Tiger Nose' grille (for the 2010 model) and is powered by a 1.4-litre DOHC four-cylinder 16-valve petrol engine, or a 1.5-litre DOHC four-cylinder 16-valve diesel. They both have a five speed manual gearbox.



The 2006 Rio received Poor to Average ratings from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).[15]

Test Rating
Overall: 2/5 stars
Moderate overlap front: Average
Side: Poor
Roof strength: Average
Head restraints & seats: Poor

Euro NCAP test results for a LHD, 5-door hatchback variant on a 2005 registration:

Euro NCAP test results
Kia Rio (2005)[16]
Test Score Rating
Adult occupant: 4 /5 stars
Child occupant: 3 /5 stars
Pedestrian: 2 /4 stars

Third generation (2011)[edit]

Starting from the third generation, the Rio was split into two different models, one being the global model (body code: UB), and the other is a specific model for Russia and China (body code: QB).

Global version (UB)[edit]

Third generation (UB)
2012 Kia Rio SX hatchback -- 12-22-2011.jpg
Also calledKia Pride
AssemblySouth Korea: Gwangmyeong (Sohari Plant)
Malaysia: Gurun (NAM)
DesignerPeter Schreyer
Body and chassis
Body style3-door hatchback
5-door hatchback
4-door sedan
PlatformHyundai-Kia PB
RelatedKia Pegas/Soluto
Hyundai Accent (RB)
Hyundai Veloster
Hyundai HB20
Hyundai Reina
Transmission4-speed automatic
5-speed manual
6-speed A6GF1 automatic
6-speed M6CF1 manual
Wheelbase2,570 mm (101.2 in)
Length4,046 mm (159.3 in) (hatchback)
4,366 mm (171.9 in) (sedan)
Width1,720 mm (67.7 in)
Height1,455 mm (57.3 in)
Curb weight1,093–1,141 kg (2,410–2,515 lb)
3-door (pre-facelift)
5-door (pre-facelift)
Sedan (pre-facelift)

The third generation UB Kia Rio debuted on March 1, 2011 at the Geneva Motor Show, again based on the Hyundai Accent.

It features 1.4-litre or 1.6-litre Hyundai GDI Gamma engines. The European market also receives the option of a 1.25-litre petrol engine, as well as a 1.4-litre or 1.1-litre CRDi Turbo Diesel Engine - the 1.1-litre engine having the lowest CO2 emissions and highest MPG of any non-electric or hybrid car currently on sale at time of writing; up to 88 mpg on the EU combined cycle (73 mpg in US gallons) and emitting only 85 grams of CO2 per kilometer. This market, however, lacks the 1.6-litre engine, with the 1.4-litre being the most powerful on offer.

Transmission options include a 6-speed manual and 6-speed automatic for the American market, with the European market receiving a 5-speed manual for the 1.25-litre Petrol engine, a 6-speed manual for the 1.4-litre petrol, 1.1-litre and 1.4-litre diesels and a 4-speed automatic for the 1.4-litre petrol "2" spec model in 5-door configuration. Intelligent stop & go is an option on almost all available trim and engine levels.

The Rio in Europe also receives a 3-door model. It is mechanically identical to the 5-door, though its longer doors give it a more sporting appearance that appeals to younger audiences. The 3-door is also noticeably cheaper than the 5-door.

A one time, limited delivery of 50 top-spec European 3-door models have been shipped to New Zealand based on the UK "3" trim and marketed as the Rio Sport EX. The imported European models have a better spec than the current car available in New Zealand, with some extra options added over the European car (such as keyless go), with the limited availability designed to make the car feel exclusive.[18][19]

In November 2011, the third generation Rio was awarded Semperit Irish Car of the Year and in December was awarded Carsguide's 2011 Car of the Year award as well, triumphing over many other vehicles including the likes of the Range Rover Evoque and the recently facelifted Ford Territory.

For the Malaysian market, the third generation Rio was launched in January 2013 available with two trim levels (EX and SX) with only the hatchback bodystyle and powered by a G4FA 1.4-litre MPI Gamma engine.[20] The facelift version was launched in Malaysia in May 2015 and was available with only one trim level (SX).[21] The sedan version was launched in January 2016, available with only one trim level and powered by a 1.4-litre four-cylinder engine and a 4-speed automatic transmission. A "X" variant of the sedan was introduced in March 2016.[22]



The 2012 Rio received Marginal to Good ratings from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).[23]

Test Rating
Overall: 4/5 stars
Small overlap front: Marginal
Moderate overlap front: Good
Side: Average
Roof strength: Good
Head restraints & seats: Good
Euro NCAP[edit]

Euro NCAP test results for a LHD, 5-door hatchback variant on a 2011 registration:

Euro NCAP test results
Kia Rio (2011)[24]
Test Points %
Overall: 5 /5 stars
Adult occupant: 33 92%
Child occupant: 41.1 84%
Pedestrian: 16.7 46%
Safety assist: 6 86%

Kia Rio GT[edit]

Kia released a turbocharged performance model of the Cee'd, called the Pro_Cee'd GT in Europe in July 2013, and is the company's first ever hot hatch. Rumours have surfaced around the internet that a Rio GT (based on what is known as the Rio 5-door in America, but using the 3-door European configuration) may go into production, giving Kia a true supermini hot hatch to rival the established class leaders; the Ford Fiesta ST, Peugeot 208 GTi and Renaultsport Clio. Rumours were backed up when the European VP for Kia, Benny Oeyen, mentioned that if the Cee'd GT is successful, Kia would put more GT models into production, including the Rio.[25][26]


Russian/Chinese version (QB)[edit]

Third generation (QB)
Kia Rio sedan (Russia) (Front) (cropped).jpg
Also calledKia K2 (China)[27]
AssemblyChina: Yancheng (DYK)
Russia: St. Petersburg (HMMR)
Body and chassis
Body style5-door hatchback
4-door sedan
PlatformHyundai-Kia PB
RelatedHyundai Accent/Solaris (RB)
Hyundai Reina
1.4 L Gamma MPi I4
1.6 L Gamma MPi I4
Transmission5-speed manual
6-speed manual
4-speed automatic
6-speed automatic
Wheelbase2,570 mm (101.2 in)
Length4,120–4,125 mm (162–162 in) (hatchback)
4,370–4,377 mm (172–172 in) (sedan)
Width1,700 mm (67 in)
Height1,470 mm (58 in)
Curb weight1,115–1,151 kg (2,458–2,538 lb)

In May 2011, it was announced that Kia would release a modified Kia Rio model being created for Russia. Production began on 15 August 2011 at the Hyundai plant in Saint Petersburg, and the QB Kia Rio was officially released in Russia on 17 August 2011.[28][29] The QB Rio features a more conservative design than the UB Rio. This version was also released to Chinese market, badged as the Kia K2.

Fourth generation (2017)[edit]

The fourth generation Rio is also split into two different models, one being the global model (body code: YB), and the other is a specific model for Russia and China (body code: FB/UC).

Global version (YB/SC)[edit]

Fourth generation (YB/SC)
2017 Kia Rio 2 1.3 Front.jpg
Also calledKia Tonic (crossover version; Colombia)[30]
AssemblySouth Korea: Gwangmyeong (Sohari Plant)
Mexico: Monterrey, Nuevo Leon (KMMX)[31]
Algeria: Batna (GLOVIZ)[32]
DesignerPeter Schreyer
Body and chassis
Body style5-door hatchback
4-door sedan[33]
PlatformHyundai-Kia GB
RelatedKia Stonic
Hyundai Accent (HC)
Hyundai i20 (GB)
1.0 L Kappa T-GDi I3
1.2 L Kappa MPi I4
1.4 L Kappa MPi I4
1.6 L Gamma GDi I4
1.6 L Gamma MPi I4
1.4 L U-Line TCi (WGT) I4
Transmission5-speed manual
6-speed manual
4-speed automatic
6-speed automatic
7-speed DCT
Wheelbase2,580 mm (101.6 in)
Length4,065 mm (160.0 in) (hatchback)
4,385 mm (172.6 in) (sedan)
Width1,725 mm (67.9 in)
Height1,450 mm (57.1 in) (hatchback)
1,460 mm (57.5 in) (sedan)

Kia presented the global fourth generation Rio at the 2016 Paris Motor Show. The new car was designed in Kia's California and Germany design centers and features longer front overhangs, a bigger hood and a more upright C-pillar.[34] The hatchback model is 15 mm longer, 5 mm wider and 5 mm shorter in height than its predecessor. Production began by the end of 2016. In European markets, the car is only offered in hatchback form while the U.S. market will receive both hatchback and sedan forms.[35][36] For the North American market, the Rio is manufactured alongside the Kia Forte at the Pesquería plant in Mexico.[31] Unlike the previous generations, the fourth generation Rio is not sold in South Korea; instead, the Rio-based Stonic crossover takes its place.

For the North American market, the 1.6-litre Gamma GDI (gasoline direct injection) engine was replaced by the 1.6-litre Gamma 2 MPI (multiport injection) starting from 2020. The EPA fuel economy rating was significantly improved as a result while rated horsepower reduced from a peak 130 to a peak 120 hp.

For the Malaysian market, the fourth generation Rio was launched in July 2017 available with only one trim level with only the hatchback bodystyle and powered by a 1.4-litre naturally-aspirated Dual CVVT four-cylinder engine and a 4-speed automatic transmission. For the 2018 update, a 6-speed transmission replaced the 4-speed transmission and 16-inch alloys replaced the previous 17-inch.[37][38][39]

The facelifted model went on sale in Mexico in October 2020.[40]

A rugged crossover-styled variant was released in Colombia as the Kia Tonic.[41][42]


For the international release of the Rio and the third generation Kia Picanto, Kia Motors produced two music videos featuring Korean-American singer Kate Kim and American musician Lee Radde in May 2017.[43][44]


The Rio won the 2017 Red Dot Award for Passenger Car Design[45] and the 2017 iF Design Award for Discipline Product.[46]


Euro NCAP[edit]

Euro NCAP test results for a LHD, 5-door hatchback variant with standard equipment on a 2017 registration:

Euro NCAP test results
Kia Rio (2017)[47]
Test Points %
Overall: 3 /5 stars
Adult occupant: 32.5 85%
Child occupant: 41.2 84%
Pedestrian: 26 62%
Safety assist: 3 25%

Euro NCAP test results for a LHD, 5-door hatchback variant with optional safety pack on a 2017 registration:

Euro NCAP test results
Kia Rio (2017)[48]
Test Points %
Overall: 5 /5 stars
Adult occupant: 35.5 93%
Child occupant: 41.2 84%
Pedestrian: 29.8 71%
Safety assist: 7.1 59%
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety[edit]

IIHS crash test results for an LHD, 4-door sedan variant with standard equipment on a 2018 registration, and won the Top Safety Pick+ award:

Test Rating
Small overlap front: Good
Moderate overlap front (driver side): Good
Moderate overlap front (passenger side): Acceptable
Side: Good
Roof strength: Good
Head restraints & seats: Good
Front crash prevention: Superior
Headlights (varies by trim/option): Good
Child seat anchors (Latch) ease of use: Good

Russian/Chinese version (FB/UC)[edit]

Fourth generation (FB/UC)
Kia Rio 2017 (Russia) (cropped).jpg
Also calledKia K2 (China)
Kia KX Cross (crossover version, China)
AssemblyChina: Yancheng (DYK)
Russia: St. Petersburg (HMMR)
Body and chassis
Body style5-door hatchback
4-door sedan
PlatformHyundai-Kia K2
RelatedHyundai Accent/Verna/Solaris (HCi/HCr/YC)
1.4 L Kappa I4 MPi
1.6 L Gamma I4 MPi
Transmission6-speed manual
6-speed automatic
Wheelbase2,600 mm (102.4 in)
Length4,240–4,275 mm (166.9–168.3 in) (hatchback)
4,400–4,420 mm (173.2–174.0 in) (sedan)
Width1,740–1,750 mm (68.5–68.9 in)
Height1,510 mm (59.4 in) (hatchback)
1,470 mm (57.9 in) (sedan)
Curb weight1,115–1,151 kg (2,458–2,538 lb)

Production of the FB Rio sedan began on 4 July 2017 at the Hyundai plant in Saint Petersburg, and sales began on 1 August 2017. The version for Russia differs with the YB Rio with a different design, longer wheelbase, a different line of engines and suspension settings.

The facelifted Kia Rio was launched to the Russian market in 2020.[49]

Crossover versions[edit]

On 10 October 2017, Kia Russia introduced the Rio X-Line. It is a crossover-styled hatchback version of the FB Rio. The Rio X-Line has an increased clearance of 10 mm, modified suspension settings, as well as an unpainted plastic body claddings to mimic a crossover look. Sales began on 14 November 2017. The Rio X-Line was also introduced in China at the 2017 Auto Shanghai as the Kia KX Cross. The KX Cross is 30 mm wider and 40 mm longer than the standard Rio hatchback.[50][51]


The Rio/K2 was Kia's best selling model worldwide in 2012 and 2015.

Calendar year United States[52] South Korea[53] Global
2000 16,624 24,216
2001 51,541 18,651
2002 51,195 19,837
2003 41,285 7,844
2004 38,518 2,273
2005 30,290 15,663
2006 28,388 23,045
2007 33,370 25,919
2008 36,532 22,197
2009 34,666 18,532
2010 24,619 14,339
2011 20,111 15,537
2012 40,275 16,380 466,826[54]
2013 40,742 11,037
2014 35,933 8,893
2015 23,742 6,987 466,573[55]
2016 28,700 4,158 445,404[56]
2017 16,760 2,028 252,327
2018 22,975 N/A 167,422
2019 24,961 264,535
2020 23,927

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