Kia Rio Timing Belt Or Chain ? (2000 – 2017)

Does A Kia Rio Have A Timing Belt (Cambelt) Or A Chain?

Here is a list of timing belts and timing chains for a Kia Rio. Reference the model year with the corresponding engine to see if your car has a belt or a chain.


Kia Rio
Model YearEngineBelt / Chain
2000 - 2005 (DC)1.3 L B3 I4 (petrol)timing belt
1.5 L B5-DEtiming belt
1.6 L B6 I4timing belt
2005 - 2011 (JB)1.4 L I4timing belt
1.6 L Alpha IItiming belt
1.5 L U-Line (diesel)timing chain
2011 - 2017 (UB)1.2 L Kappa I4timing chain
1.4 L Gammatiming chain
1.6 L Gamma GDItiming chain
1.1 L U-Line I3 (turbodiesel)timing chain
1.4 L U-Line (turbodiesel)timing chain
2017 (YB)1.0 L Kappa turbo-GDi I3timing chain
1.2 L Kappa I4 MPitiming chain
1.4 L Gamma I4 MPitiming chain
1.4 L U-Line I4 TCi (WGT) (turbodiesel)timing chain
1.6 L Gammatiming chain
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Which models have a belt/chain?


From 2000 tp 2017, Kia Rio cars with the B3, B5 and B6 engines have a timing belt while the rest of them have a chain.