You don’t really find diesel engines in small car bodystyles. But Kia has bucked the trend and squeezed a 76 bhp 1.4-litre diesel under the bonnet. Yes, it’s a big unit but it’s surprisingly clean, producing just 92g/km of CO2, and efficient, achieving 80 mpg.
More generally, the Kia Rio is an excellent little supermini. It’s a breeze to drive, super smooth on the roads, the build quality is impressive and the tech is all up-to-date.
Kia should be super proud that they picked up Business Car Manager’s ‘Best Sub-100g/km Business Car’ award.