The new Kia Picanto is a compact car that packs a real punch, offering a blend of style, efficiency, and cutting-edge technology that many in the sector simply cannot rival. And, with a starting price that is more than reasonable, it's an affordable option that doesn't skimp on features.
From the outside, the Picanto boasts a sporty aesthetic, particularly in its GT-Line variant, which features a bold front bumper, bi-projection headlamps, and dynamic 16-inch alloy wheels. The standard exterior colour, Honey Bee, also adds a vibrant touch, making it stand out from the crowd at all times. Inside, meanwhile, the car maintains high style standards with bold red accents dominating the sporty interior colour palette. The premium D-Cut steering wheel adds a touch of luxury to the compact space and further enhances the sporty nature of the model.
Under the bonnet, the Picanto offers a 1.0-litre petrol engine that promises fuel efficiency of up to 58.9mpg. This makes it not just a stylish choice but also a clean one, with CO2 emissions starting from just 110g/km.
When it comes to technology, the Picanto is ahead of the curve. It offers an 8.0-inch touchscreen navigation system with real-time traffic updates, as well as Android Auto and Apple CarPlay for seamless connectivity to your smartphone, thereby enabling media streaming and communications on the go. Safety hasn't been compromised either; the car comes equipped with an advanced rear-view camera, rear parking sensors, and Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA) to help mitigate collision risks.