THE Kia Rio model range is back to full strength with the arrival of the high-grade SLi and Sport (which replaces the previous SLS variant) models to complete the team.
Both cars come standard with the 103kW and 167Nm 1.6-litre GDi engine coupled to Kia’s lauded in-house 6-speed automatic gearbox.
The Sport, at $21,490, is available as a three-door only with a full suite of safety features including ABS (with electronic brake force distribution and brake assist), electronic stability control and traction control, hill start assist, six airbags, seat belt reminders, a brand new vehicle management system, and three child restraint anchor points (two ISOFIX).
For the interior there are leatherette trim seats with red highlight stitching, front seat belt guides and alloy sports pedals. The Sport is also available with a bespoke exterior hero colour, Digital Yellow.
In the five-door SLi ($22,990) the full safety suite is available along with the addition of reverse parking sensors and child-proof rear door locks.
The seats are leather and cloth trim with height adjustable front seat belts. There is privacy glass for the rear windows and tailgate, rain-sensing front wipers and climate control air-conditioning.
Premium paint is available at an additional $520 on both models, with industry leading customer care package also included (7 year unlimited kilometre warranty, 7 year Capped Price Servicing program and 7 year roadside assist).