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You can find 14 different trims for the Kia Rio and their corresponding recommended coolant type.

The years available stretch from 2000 through to 2024 and to view the coolant type and capacity you just click to expand.

The Rio first entered the market at the end of 1999. Since then, it has been a staple of the Kia lineup and has seen a total of four generations hit the markets. The latest of these was unveiled in 2016.

In terms of the Kia family, it currently sits between the smaller Picanto and its larger sibling, the Cerato. Like its larger counterpart, it has also been sold as either a 4-door sedan or the far more common 5-door hatchback body style.

The recent version of the Rio has been doing very well in its segment, beating out other models like the Nissan Versa, Mitsubishi Mirage, and Volkswagen Polo in terms of popularity and reviews.

In fact, it has done so well that it became the highest-selling Kia model across the world in both 2012 and 2015.

Kia has offered only a few trim levels for the Rio, most likely because of its more affordable nature. These are the base LX, and the S. There has also been the SX trim level, which was released in 2007.

Another notable variant is the high-performance GT, which was released in 2013.

Engine options have been relatively varied over the years. Of course, the majority of these engines have been petrol, with the addition of select diesel powertrains.

Petrol versions have ranged from a 1.0 L inline-3 through to a 1.6 L inline-4. Diesel engines for the previous generation consisted of just a single 1.4 L inline-4. However, this was dropped with the newest iteration.

These have been mated with a wide array of transmissions. There has been a 5-speed and 6-speed manual option, as well as automatic gearboxes ranging from 4-speed to 7-speed.