Kia Australia introduces the new Picanto, a Micro city car equipped with advanced safety features, refreshed designs, and improved technology. The car is designed for urban driving and is particularly suitable for new drivers.
Damien Meredith, CEO of Kia Australia, emphasized that the new Picanto aligns with Kia's latest models in terms of features and style while maintaining its value. The car is part of Kia's commitment to providing vehicles for various lifestyles and life stages.
The Picanto is available in two trimlines, Sport and GT-Line, both powered by a 1.2-litre MPI petrol engine. It offers a choice of a five-speed manual or four-speed automatic transmission, delivering 62kW of power and 122 Nm of torque.
Unfortunately, the performance GT has been dropped, including it's 1.0L turbo 3-cylinder and 5-speed manual transmission. That had a substantial increase in power, 74 kW of power (at 4500 rpm) and 172 Nm of torque
The car's design follows Kia’s ‘Opposites United’ philosophy, featuring a modern and sporty look with new headlights, an expanded grille, and a redesigned front bumper. The rear design has also been updated for a sportier appearance.
GT-Line variants of the Picanto have additional exterior modifications, including 'signature' front and rear lighting for a wider look. Both trims sport new wheel designs, with 14” alloys for Sport and 16” machine-finished diamond cut alloys for GT-Line.
Interior enhancements include premium artificial leather for the steering wheel and shift knob in both trims. The GT-Line also gets a D-cut sports steering wheel. Both trims feature a 4.2” digital cluster and an 8” touchscreen infotainment display.
GT-Line passengers enjoy added convenience with rear USB Type-C charging ports. Safety features in the Picanto include Kia's Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) as standard in both trims, offering technologies like Blind Spot Collision Avoidance and Lane Keeping Assist.
Other standard features include electric and folding side mirrors with integrated indicators, and a heating function for GT-Line mirrors.
The Picanto comes in seven exterior colors, including a new Adventurous Green, with all colors available across all trims.
Kia's 7-Year Warranty, 7-Year Capped Price Servicing, and 7-Year Roadside Assist programs are included with the new Picanto. Pricing starts at $17,890 for the Sport manual and goes up to $21,290 for the GT-Line automatic.
2024 Kia Picanto Specs and Features:
1.2-litre MPI petrol engine
5-speed manual or 4-speed automatic transmission
62kW power, 122 Nm torque
14” alloy wheels
Premium artificial leather on steering wheel and shift knob
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