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Yet another sighting of the Kia Rio hatchback, this time on a trailer in Glenmarie. Word on the wire is that the third-gen car is to be launched sometime about the first quarter of next year and that it’ll most probably come with the 1.4 litre Gamma DCVVT and an automatic gearbox. We thank reader Nikko for the pictures.

An ad that’s popped up on oto.my suggests a RM70k-78k price range for the Korean B-segmenter, but of course we’ll have to wait a little longer for an official price. Unveiled at last year’s Geneva show, the Kia Rio is also available internationally in three-door hatch and four-door sedan forms.

Kia Malaysia had on display a very colourful Rio in an exhibition hall next to Asia Klasika 2012 last month. We also caught the car undergoing on-road trials back in March.