Based on what we've seen so far from the Forte and Optima, Kia's seem to handle a little more sportier than Hyundais. With that in mind, the newly released details for the upcoming Rio5 make it seem that it will perform awfully close to the Veloster.
2012 Kia Rio priced from $13,600*
The SX model, which includes a sportier suspension and larger brakes will retail around $18k (USD). I can't wait to see how it compares to a base manual Veloster!