Kia has released the first images of the new Rio GT Line, which joins other GT Line models like the Sportage, Picanto and Sorento. The hatchback will make its public debut at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show, and is set to go on sale in Europe shortly after.

The GT Line treatment gives the Rio a sportier look, and includes a new bumper with “ice cube” LED fog lamps similar to those on the cee’d GT and pro_cee’d GT. There’s also a gloss black and chrome grille, LED DRLs, chrome window trim, a gloss black spoiler and 17-inch alloy wheels.

Inside, you’ll get black leather and cloth seats with grey contrast stitching along with a flat-bottom steering wheel. The dashboard gets a new carbon-fibre-effect finish, while metallic trim surrounds make their way to the door switches and gear lever.

While it may look like a hot hatch, the Rio GT Line is powered by a 1.0 litre three-cylinder T-GDI petrol engine (118 hp and 171 Nm of torque), paired with a six-speed manual transmission. Later on, naturally-aspirated 1.25- or 1.4-litre petrol MPi engines will join the mix, as well as Kia’s seven-speed dual-clutch transmission.