KIA’s next generation Picanto the torque of the town

KIA’s next generation Picanto the torque of the town

KIA’S next-generation Picanto comes with new levels of refinement, technology, quality and an appealingly low price tag.

The third-generation Picanto is a more youthful and energetic character and as a a single, highlyspecified model with a substantial upgrade in equipment. It includes Apple i-Play, Android Auto, cruise control, dusk- sensing headlights, driver’s safety window and dynamic parking guidelines.

It is powered by a 1.25litre four-cylinder engine coupled to a four-speed automatic at $15,690 drive away or a five-speed manual at $14,190.

Inside, there is a more refined cabin, with the dash layout aligned towards the driver, with a 7.0-inch ‘floating’ touchscreen on the centre console.

Despite its footprint remaining the same, the new Picanto claims best-in-class packaging, with maximum versatility resulting from its larger cabin and boot capacity of 255litres. With the seats folded, capacity is 1010 litres.

Picanto is the first car in its class to offer torque vectoring.

Refinement has been dramatically improved, with more cabin isolation from vibrations and noise.

Buyers will have a choice of eight vibrant colours with five new pearlescent finishes.