Kia Picanto

The all new Kia Picanto has been updated and we will be reviewing it shortly, this is a review of the old car. A 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 2017 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 is the Volkswagen UP! with is smooth curves and hi tec finish.

 

The New Kia Picanto has a new three cylinder 1 litre engine offering either 66 or our choice 99bhp, the larger version is punchy enough to get you to 62 miles per hour in a respectable 9.9 seconds and to a top speed of 112 miles per hour, official combined figures are 54.3 Miles per gallon.

The Picanto comes in three trim levels, imaginatively called 1, 2 and yes 3, the entry level car, trim 1.  The Kia Picanto 1 has 60/40 split folding rear seats, electric front windows and a CD player/radio and overall offers excellent value. The GT line and GT Line S are the sporty versions and paired to the 99bhp engine you are getting a car that looks as good as it goes. The GT line S with the 118bhp engine has been removed from the scheme, the top output is now there 99bhp.

Summer Best Buy – Kia Picanto 5 door 1.0 petrol ‘1’  66bhp Manual  £57.50 Per Week (you receive £5.05 per week as a Mobility Payment)

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