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 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 1.0 litre petrol has been extended to include a 118bhp version alongside the standard 99bhp version which is a micro hot hatch.

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 increased in price for Q4 from Nil to £749 AP.

 Autumn Best Buy – Kia Picanto 5 door 1.0 petrol ‘1’  Manual  £57.25 Per Week (you receive £5.00 per week as a Mobility Payment)

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