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Anyone got any updates on aftermarket parts etc for the new rio doesnt seem like this car will get much love
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here i have photos and some links ore aftermarket updates parts or the rio 5 door

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Check the forum there are couple of threads with links to sites that offer parts for the new Rio...search.

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there is lots. look around for it.
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Lots??? ive read a bunch of threads didnt seem like much im not expecting a honda type aftermarket but my tiburon had a pretty large selection right after it came out. ill keep looking
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Expectations a bit high??

Kia have just released the K3 in the home market and its soon to be released worldwide within months. Its Kia's most successful car and majority of the aftermarket support is putting the investment into the K3. Most tuners/fabricators are trying to get the one up on each other as the K3 market is huge. The market for the Rio is not that big compared to it plus this is the first Rio that tuners are taking notice of.

The Tiburon had large support as it was in a more favorable packaging; sporty 2door coupe. As for Honda reference; you seriously brought the wrong car. The aftermarket scene for Honda has had decades of exposure; for Kia its still relatively new.

The Rio is still very new and if you do look there are quite a few options already for Rio owners. Helps if you know Korean too as it makes things easier to find.
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Expectations a bit high??
I can see why though, the Veloster was released and there's already thousands of things out there for it yet the Rio doesn't, well, styling wise anyway. We can always grab Veloster bits for the motor
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I owned honda,scion,hyundai i dont expect that big of a after market but considering the rio shares parts from other cars id figure it would be bigger plus the new rio looks a lot better than past rios im always getting asked if its a gti lol
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You would be surprised about how many tuners know about parts compatiability with the Veloster. Most still dont realize its the same engine. Suspension components are similar as the Veloster chassis is only around 85mm longer than the Rio but all the main mount zones are still in the same place.

The market for the Rio will benefit mostly from parts compatibility. Veloster is our closest match but we can also take parts from the Optima too. Many parts are interchangeable across each model so if you cant find what you want in one car you will be able to find it in another with little to no further work to get it to fit
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As this is also known as the "pride" in other markets, you should search that, too. There are body kits in Korea, NEFD design. there are lowering spring available. There are exhaust systems that bring the tail pip to the center, like the veloster... Man it's great knowing how to read a bit of Korean
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