The Rio also comes in a 5Door Hatchback form, adding a notch of class and style to its already catchy 4Door Sedan version. Filipino hot-hatch enthusiast will love its simple, yet sporty and stylish exterior form, seamlessly integrating a rear hatch while not sacrificing design fluidity and photogenic-ness. Being offered with exactly the same decent, convenient, and comfy interior amenities and space, with an extra bit of room at the back for small luggage and groceries, it’s a good choice for an entry-level family car, as well. The Rio 5Door Hatchback boasts an award winning resume, with two awards under its belt – a 2011 ABC Design Award for Exterior design and a 2012 Red Dot Design Award, adding honor to its would-be owners.
With fuel-prices running up high here in the Philippines, the Rio Hatchback’s 1.4L inline 4-Cylinder Gamma petrol engine fares pretty well with enthusiasts and the local media, remarking it as a great oprion for saving fuel and lowering costs and maintenance. Possessing the same 4-Speed AT with Manual Mode and the same driver, passenger, and road safety equipment make the Kia Rio 5Door Hatchback just as great. Hot in form, hot in function.