Kia Rio Overview
The fourth-generation Kia Rio was first introduced in Malaysia back in 2017. It was designed from the ground up as a global car by Kia’s designers based in Germany and California.
Locally assembled in Gurun, Malaysia, the Kia Rio is available in the sole EX trim and priced from RM79,888 (OTR without insurance) with five-year unlimited-mileage warranty. The South Korean B-segment 5-door hatchback competes against rivals like the Mazda 2, Ford Fiesta, Honda Jazz, Suzuki Swift and the Volkswagen Polo.
A mid-life refresh was introduced in 2018 with an updated transmission replacing the outgoing 4-speed unit carried over from the previous generation car. The old price remains but not without consequences. The stylish 17-inch two tone alloy wheels were replaced by a more conservative 16-inch and the sunroof was removed.