Kia has updated both the sedan and hatchback versions of the Kia Rio in Korea, where it is called the Kia Pride. The front end is much more sportier now thanks to the Forte-like front bumper and it also gets the new Schreyer grille, a common feature on all new Kias all the way from the smallest Kia Morning (Picanto) up to the large Sorento. The interior has also been modernized and now features red backlighting.
The Rio/Pride is Kia’s B-segment compact car, which is basically their version of the Hyundai Accent. Under the hood is a choice of either a 1.4 litre DOHC engine, a 1.6 litre CVVT engine or a 1.5 litre diesel engine with a variable geometry turbocharger. In Malaysia, only the 1.4 litre hatchback is sold.
Look after the jump for a full gallery of the facelift.
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