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Kia Rio
2018 Kia Rio EX - Side
Manufacturer Kia Motors
Production 1999–present
Predecessor Kia Pride
Kia Avella
Class Subcompact car (B)
Body style(s) 3-door hatchback (2011-2017)
5-door hatchback
5-door station wagon (1999-2005)
4-door sedan/saloon
Layout Front-engine, front-wheel-drive

The Kia Rio is a subcompact car produced by the South Korean manufacturer Kia Motors 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 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.

The first generation were produced from 2000 to 2005, and were available with 1.3 and 1.5 litre petrol engines respectively. The second generation were launched in 2005, available with a 1.4 litre petrol engine. It is based on the Hyundai Getz's platform. Both generations are available as 4-door saloon and 5-door hatchback.

The Rio won the 2017 Red Dot Award for Passenger Car Design and the 2017 iF Design Award.

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

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