Naza Kia launched the 2017 Kia Rio last week, with the fourth-generation B-segment five-door hatchback available at RM79,888 on-the-road without insurance. That’s nearly RM2,500 less than the list price of the previous model. What do you get?

The new Rio, announced in September 2016, has a slightly larger footprint (15 mm longer, 5 mm wider), sharper lines and a more angular shape. It looks more matured and less cutesy than before, as illustrated in our walk-around video above. Exterior highlights include U-shaped LED DRLs cradling halogen projector main beams, triple-arrow rear LED signatures, 17-inch multi-spoke rims (with highly-overspecced Continental CSC5 UHP tyres) as well as a sunroof.

Inside, the Rio gets a more formal-looking dashboard that looks wider than before. There’s a “floating” infotainment system with a five-inch colour display and Bluetooth connectivity, and materials used – fabric for the seats, leather for the steering and gear knob – are good. There’s more space than before from the larger body and improved packaging, and the boot 325 litre boot is 37 litres larger.

Aside from those mentioned above, standard kit includes front and rear fog lamps, keyless entry with push start, a Supervision 3.5-inch multi-info display, auto lights and wipers, automatic climate control with cluster ioniser, six speakers and a rear-view camera. Safety kit is the same as before – six airbags, stability control and hill start assist are in.

Power comes from a 1.4 litre naturally-aspirated engine paired to a four-speed automatic. Despite the similar capacity, this is a completely different engine from the old Gamma mill. The Dual CVVT Kappa unit makes 100 PS and 133 Nm of torque – slightly lower than before, but made at lower engine speeds.

It’s not the largest or most powerful B-segment hatchback around, but the new Kia Rio sports good design inside-out as well as a decent set of features. A five-year unlimited-mileage warranty is included. Watch the video above and tell us what you think of this handsome new entry.