New Picanto on sale from next week

Kia’s new generation Picanto goes on sale in Ireland from next week at a starting price of €13,295, writes Brian Byrne.

Engines are a 3-cylinder 1.0 petrol and a 1.25 petrol with automatic transmission.

The new Picanto is available in two grades, and optionally with an Advanced Driving Systems pack in each grade. Road Tax bands range €190-€270.

High quality interior design.
The Picanto sells in a relatively small segment with 17 direct competitors, the most important being the segment leader Hyundai i10, Toyota’s Aygo, Ford’s Ka and Volkswagen’s UP!.

In specification terms, the entry Picanto TX includes Bluetooth, remote audio controls, electric heated mirrors, rear power windows, four speakers, leather covered steering wheel and gearshift, and body coloured mirrors and door handles.

The EX model at €14,795 comes with 15” alloys and rear power windows. The EX ADAS model at €15,195 features Automatic Emergency Braking as standard.

First Drive in new Picanto.

The three generations of Picanto.

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