This sporty Kia Rio replacement isn’t for Australia

Kia has revealed the successor to the current-generation Rio in Mexico, but don’t get your hopes up about it coming Down Under.

The new Kia K3 sedan is set to launch in “select markets” in the fourth quarter of 2023 and adopts the name that was previously reserved for the South Korean-market version of the Cerato sedan and hatch.

It’s unclear what this means for the naming convention of the next-generation Cerato, which was recently spied during testing.

The new Kia K3 will be produced exclusively in left-hand drive in Nuevo Leon, Mexico, which automatically rules it out from launching in Australia.

At launch the K3 will be available with a 1.6-litre four-cylinder engine producing 90kW that can be mated to a six-speed manual or automatic. Other engine options include a 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine producing 112kW and a

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