Kia Picanto

Kia Picanto 2015 motability car sideThe all new Kia Picanto has been updated and we will be reviewing it shortly, this is a review of the old car. A three and five door supermini, this is the magic trick where car manufacturers manage to get five people, a boot for their luggage and an engine into a space the size of a toilet cubicle. The Picanto has been subjected to a fresh up for 2015 and now has a new front and rear bumpers and a slightly happier face. The best at performing this trick so far in our opinion are the Volkswagen UP! and the new Hyundai i10 with is smooth curves and hi tec finish, well the Picanto is somewhere right in the middle, offering you the best of both cars.

 

The New Kia Picanto has two new petrol engines, a three cylinder 1 litre and a four cylinder 1.25 litre both offer excellent pace and economy, but our pick is the smaller of the engines, punchy enough to get you to 62 miles per hour in a respectable 13.9 seconds and to a top speed of 95 miles per hour, you also get the best in class economy with official combined figures of 67.3 Miles per gallon.

 

The Picanto comes in three trim levels, imaginatively called 1, 2 and yes 3, the entry level car, trim 1, alarmingly does not have air conditioning fitted as standard, you can add this if you pay a little more for the 1 air, but once you start moving up the spec range then the competition comes into play, the excellent Hyundai i10 has air con throughout the range. The Kia Picanto 1 does however come with 60/40 split folding rear seats, electric front windows and a CD player/radio and overall offers excellent value.

Autumn Best Buy – Kia Picanto 5 door 1.0 petrol 1   £52.25 Per Week  (you receive £5.75 per week as a Mobility Payment)

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