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Used Kia Rio for Sale

Originally launched in August 2000 and currently in its fourth generation, the Used Kia Rio has proven to be a solid seller across the country. This reliable and decidedly stylish car has an exceptional safety rating, is affordable and is economical to run. Available both as a Used Kia Rio Sedan and a Used Kia Rio Hatchback it is both versatile in function and fun to drive. It is in fact a solid family car that is great to drive in the city, awesome to roam about in the suburbs and exciting to take onto the open road.

Trim levels for the Kia Rio Hatchback include:

Please note that the Kia Rio Sedan is only available in one trim leve!

Engine options in the latest generation Used Kia Rio available in South Africa include the 1.2 Litre In-line 4 cyl, 16 valve DOHC CVVT Petrol Engine and the 1.4 In-line 4 cyl, 16 valve DOHC CVVT Petrol Engine. Both the hatchback version of the Rio and the sedan version of the Rio are available with both of these engine options.

Colour options* for the Used Kia Rio Hatchback sold at Group1 Pre-owned can include Silky Silver, Smoke Blue, Deep Sienna Brown, Urban Green, Signal Red, Platinum Graphite, Aurora Black and Clear White. Colour options* for any Used Kia Rio Sedan sold at Group1 include Urban Blue, Signal Red, Bright Silver and Platinum Graphite.

*Subject to availability.

The Kia Rio Hatchback and Sedan

Kia Rio Sedan
Available in South Africa since 2012

With 4 generations of Kia Sedans under the belt, the 3rd generation which was launched in South Africa in 2012 was already a well respected vehicle in Europe, Asia and the America’s. It was an immediate hit with the local South African driving public and has gone on to become a regular sight on our showroom floors due to the ongoing demand for this Kia classic.

Third Generation Kia Rio Sedan

Officially launched on March 1, 2011 at the Geneva Motor Show, both hatchback and sedan models went on sale early in 2012 in South Africa. Engine options for the Kia Rio Sedan included a choice of both a 1.4 Litre petrol and a 1.6 Litre petrol engine. It was awarded a 4 Star Automotive Safety Rating by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).

Fourth Generation Kia Rio Sedan (Current)

Unveiled at the Paris Motor Show in 2016 and sold in South Africa since early 2018, this is the current generation of Kia Rio Sedan sold in South Africa.

Did You Know? The 3rd generation Kia Rio was based on the same vehicle build platform as the Hyundai Accent, while the 4th generation Kia Rio is based on the same platform as the Hyundai i20.

4th Generation Kia Rio at a Glance

International Production

  • 2000 – Present


  • Subcompact car

Body Style

  • 4-door sedan


  • Front-engine, front-wheel-drive


  • Kia Pride
  • Kia Avella

Kia Rio Hatchback
Available in South Africa since 2013

The Kia Rio Hatchback was The Kia’s global best selling model in both 2012 (466,826 units) and 2015 (466,573 units).

Third Generation Kia Rio Hatchback

The vast majority of Kia Rio Hatchbacks for Sale in South Africa come from this generation. This model variant has garnered a number of prestigious awards over the years, including Semperit Irish Car of the Year and Carsguide’s 2011 Car of the Year. This final award saw the Rio Hatch triumph over the Range Rover Evoque and the recently Ford Territory.

Fourth Generation Kia Rio Hatchback (Current)

The Kia Rio Hatchback was officially launched both globally and here in South Africa at the beginning of 2018.

Did You Know? The 2011 5-door Rio Hatchback was awarded 5-Stars during its Euro NCAP testing. Its scored highest in the adult occupant and safety assist categories.

4th Generation Kia Rio at a Glance


  • 2001 – Present


  • Subcompact car

Body Style

  • 3 or 5-door hatchback


  • Front-engine, front-wheel-drive


  • Hyundai Accent (3rd generation Rio)
  • Hyundai i20 (4th generation i20)

Kia Rio FAQ’s

Q: What Safety Features does the Kia Rio have?
A: The latest generation of Kia Rio comes standard with all of the following safety features:

  • Driver and Passenger Airbags
  • Data Dot
  • ISOFIX (Child Anchors)
  • ABS (Anti-lock Braking System)

Q: What is the top of the range Kia Rio model variant?
A: The 1.4 Litre TEC SR Hatchback with Automatic Transmission is the top of the range Kia Rio in South Africa.

Q: What Kia Rio year models are available at Group1 Pre-owned?
A: Due to their remarkable reliability there are numerous different Rio year models available for sale at Group1, with the most popular being the latest generation 2018 Kia Rio, as well as the previous generation 2017 Kia Rio and the 2016 Kia Rio.

Q: Are used Kia Rio reliable?
A: To find out more about owning a Kia Rio – read the Kia Rio reviews on these websites: U.S. News, Edmunds, Car And Driver, AutoCar, DRIVE, WhatCar?, CarsGuide, AutoTrader.

Kia Rio Prices

Kia Rio Prices, as with all quality used cars that we sell, are determined by a number of factors. These include:

  • Model Variant – Sedan or Hatchback.
  • Engine Size – Numerous options over two generations of vehicle.
  • Transmission Type – Again numerous options from two different Rio generations.
  • Mileage – The lower the mileage the higher the Kia Rio Price will be.
  • Vehicle Age – The older the vehicle the lower the Kia Rio Price will be.
  • Vehicle Condition – Although we promise to only sell quality Used Kia Rio’s, there will sometimes be a few minor body scratches or slight interior scuffing. This type of vehicle condition will alter the overall Kia Rio Price.

To find out more about our Kia Rio Prices please contact us at one of 7 Group1 Pre-owned Showrooms strategically situated around South Africa:

Interested in the Used Kia Rio models previously available for sale?

The Kia Rio is stylish, fun yet economical to drive and comes with a very high safety rating. This makes a used Kia Rio a very popular choice. Now in its fourth generation, the Rio comes in four hatchback trim levels and one sedan. Both hatch and sedan are available in 1.2 and 1.4-litre engines. Take a look at some of the Kia Rio models previously sold at Group1.

Kia Rio 1.2 Ls 5dr

Price: R 279,997

  • 2022
  • 968 km
  • Manual
  • Petrol

Kia Rio 1.4 Tec

Price: R 253,725

  • 2017
  • 44,000 km
  • Manual
  • Petrol

Kia Rio 1.4 Tec 5dr

Price: R 182,390

  • 2016
  • 66,000 km
  • Manual
  • Petrol

Kia Rio Sedan 1.4 Tec

Price: R 139,900

  • 2012
  • 106,000 km
  • Manual
  • Petrol

Kia Rio 1.2 Ls 5-Door

Price: R 199,900

  • 2017
  • 52,000 km
  • Manual
  • Petrol

Used Kia Rio for Sale in the Western Cape

Used Kia Rio Hatchbacks and Sedans can be purchased in the Western Cape at one of the following Group1 Showrooms:

Group1 Pre-Owned Kuils River
Tel: 021 900 5200

Group1 Cars Stellenbosch
Tel: 021 201 1867

Group1 Cars Kuils River
Tel: 021 903 0500

Group1 Cars Strand
Tel: 021 891 2866

Group1 Cars George
Tel: 044 008 5041

Group1 Cars Knysna
Tel: 044 302 2600

Used Kia Rio for Sale in Gauteng

Quality Used Kia Rio for Sale at some of the best prices in Gauteng can be found at:

Group1 Cars Midrand
Tel: 087 057 9788

Group1 Cars Alberton
Tel: 010 593 4393

Group1 Pre-Owned Gleneagles
Tel: 011 210 7600

Used Kia Rio for Sale in the Eastern Cape

Enquire about our Used Kia Rio for Sale in the Eastern Cape at:

Group1 Cars Uitenhage
Tel: 041 994 1800

Please note that all Used Kia Rio for Sale on this page are eligible for delivery anywhere in South Africa.

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