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Kia Picanto 1.25 3 5dr Auto Petrol Hatchback

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Fuel: Petrol

Body: Hatchback
Trans: Automatic

Rear wash/wipe, ABS/EBD, Apple car play/Android Auto with voice control, Cruise control + speed limiter, Trip computer, Day/night rear view mirror, High gloss black centre fascia, Steering wheel mounted controls...

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MPG

Combined - 48 mpg EC Extra Urban - 51 mpg EC Urban - 44.

Insurance Group

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Performance (BHP)

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CO2 (g/km)

CO2 is the amount of carbon dioxide emitted by the vehicle in grams per kilometre travelled, the lower the CO2 emissions the cleaner the vehicle is for the environment.

Number Of Seats

The total number of seats in the vehicle.

Road Tax

Road Tax is based upon the CO2 emissions of the vehicle and is split into 13 bands from A to M. The higher the letter the greater the cost of tax paid to drive the vehicle on public roads. In addition to the road tax detailed below, any vehicle that had a manufacturers retail price in excess of £40,000 when first sold, attracts a road tax supplement of an additional £320 per year. This is charged until the vehicle is 6 years old.

Ten Second Review

In third generation form, Kia's Picanto is a little citycar that's big in importance for its Korean maker. This improved version is stylish, frugal and practical, it may just redefine the way many people think about this smallest category of car.

Background

Here's how we used to understand small car categorisation and the difference between Fiesta-sized superminis and their smaller, cheaper citycar counterparts. You paid extra for a supermini because it was slightly bigger, because it was better finished and more stylish and because it had more refined engines that made possible longer journeys. So where does that kind of thinking leave us with a product like this, the improved version of the third generation Kia Picanto? It competes with the kinds of models we'd see as citycars, yet like many of them now, it boasts the kind of interior space a supposedly bigger Fiesta or a Corsa had until quite recently. It's very nicely built and acceptably stylish. And yes, it's quite at home attempting longer journeys. Here is the citycar, all grown-up. Where that leaves today's supermini sector is something we don't have to worry about here. Suffice it to say that most of what you'd pay up to £18,000 or more for in that class of car is delivered by this Kia. Other urban runabouts that have previously advanced that argument have either been expensive and/or three-door only, like say a Fiat 500, or have felt too cheap and noisy to really justify themselves as only-car transport, like a Suzuki Ignis or, I suppose, a Hyundai i10. I mention the Hyundai because that essentially is what this Picanto is underneath. Kia has used the underpinnings from this best-selling design, then refined them, improved the build quality and added a sharp new suit of clothes on top. On paper, a pretty effective route to creating a class-leading contender. Let's see if it's worked.

Driving Experience

Kia hasn't added its latest mild hybrid tech into the Picanto's engine range, but it has introduced its latest 'Smartstream' technology to improve efficiency. There's now a choice of two 1.0-litre three cylinder units (the previous 1.25-litre 83bhp powerplant having been deleted). Things kick off with a normally aspirated 67PS unit. But ideally, you'd want the 1.0-litre T-GDI (turbocharged gasoline direct injection) 100PS power unit borrowed from the larger Rio supermini. Both engines are paired with a five-speed manual transmission, delivering power to the front wheels. As an option, Kia is offering a new Automated Manual Transmission (AMT) gearbox. The AMT set-up is based around a five-speed manual transmission with clutch and gear shift actuators to automate clutch operation and gear shifts. Basically, there's the ease-of-use of an automatic transmission, without sacrificing the fuel efficiency of a conventional manual gearbox. On the move, pretty much everything is as before. Refinement continues to be well controlled for a citycar - indeed Kia says the Picanto offers the quietest cabin of any A-segment model, both at idle and at a steady cruise. The handling's stable too, though obviously, this isn't the kind of car you'd choose for dynamic enjoyment. The Picanto's dinky dimensions also enable the pitch centre of the car to be placed further towards the rear, helping to naturally reduce 'nose dive' under braking without firming up the suspension and potentially compromising ride comfort.

Design and Build

This third generation Picanto hasn't been visually changed too much. In fact, it hasn't been changed at all in terms of base-spec variants. The 'GT-Line' and 'X-Line' versions though, do get a few tweaks, with revisions to the 'tiger-nose' front grille, which gets red highlights with 'GT-Line' models and black trim with the 'X-Line' variants. There are also redesigned headlights with LED daytime running lights and LED tail lamps. And revised bumpers, plus a wider lower air intake. As usual, all Picantos have a 5-door body shape with Kia's wide C-pillar as a design motif. Inside, the main large lies with the addition of a larger 8-inch 'floating' widescreen audio visual navigation display for plusher models. There's also a further 4.2-inch display in the instrument binnacle between the dials. Kia designers have created a more modern, refined cabin with this third generation model, with classier materials and a smarter layout. Depending on trim level and market, the Picanto's interior is offered with black cloth or synthetic leather seats, with the upgraded model finished with a range of fresh upholstery textures for a more contemporary, higher quality look and feel. The cabin is finished with black, silver or gloss black highlights in the door, on the dashboard and around the gear selector. A range of trendy interior colour packs can customise the cabin too. At the back, buyers get a choice of a bench offering either four or five seats. And behind that, there's a 255-litre boot that's almost class-leadingly big for a citycar.

Market and Model

Pricing to be pretty similar to what went before, which means a Picanto range priced in the £10,500 to £16,000 bracket. There are five mainstream trim levels - '1', '2', '3', 'X-Line', 'GT-Line' and 'GT-Line S'. The 'X-Line' variant has SUV styling cues. If within that range, you can stretch to a plusher model, you'll get yourself a citycar fitted out with some of the most advanced infotainment and convenience technologies available in the A-segment. Primarily, we're referring to the large, 'floating' 8.0-inch touchscreen at the centre of the dashboard which houses a navigation system with 3D mapping and is available with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto for full smartphone integration. This features Kia's latest UVO Connect Telematics system, giving Picanto drivers access to live traffic information, weather forecasts, points of interest, fuel prices, and details of potential on and off-street parking. A rear-view parking camera with dynamic guidelines is also on offer to buyers who want an additional level of assurance when completing parking manoeuvres. An optional wireless smartphone charger and USB port, located at the base of the centre console, ensures that drivers can keep mobile devices charged on the move. A range of trendy interior colour packs are also available. As for safety, well Kia says that this is the safest A-segment car it has ever made. Depending on specification, the Picanto's latest 'ADAS' camera safety portfolio includes Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA) with vehicle and pedestrian detection. Additionally, the Picanto is available with Blind-Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist (BCA), Lane Keeping Assist (LKA), Driver Attention Warning (DAW), and Lane Following Assist (LFA). LFA uses the front-facing camera and sensors to monitor road markings, controlling the Picanto's steering to keep the car in the centre of its lane. The Picanto also features Rear Cross-Traffic Collision-Avoidance Assist (RCCA), which alerts the driver and stops the vehicle if it detects another vehicle approaching from the left or the right when reversing out of a parking space.

Cost of Ownership

No car in this class has a sniff of a chance unless it can guarantee tiny day to day running costs and the Picanto tries hard to answer that particular call, aided by this revised model's latest 'Smartstream' engine technology. The 1.0-litre T-GDi engine now features a more efficient 350 bar high-pressure fuel injection system. Meanwhile, the naturally-aspirated engine replaces multi-point injection with new dual-port fuel injection technology, with optimised injection timing for maximum fuel efficiency. Both units feature improved exhaust gas recirculation lines, and optimised intake valve timing, for maximum fuel efficiency improvements. And both engines are equipped with a new Integrated Thermal Management System (ITMS), which provides more effective combustion chamber cooling. ITMS varies engine cooling characteristics based on the engine's operating point. If you go for the 1.0-litre 67PS engine, the WLTP figures are 53.3mgg (combined) and 121g/km. With the 1.0 T-GDI turbo variant, 50.4mpg and 128g/km is quoted. Couple the titchy fuel bills with free road tax and cheap insurance and you have a car that makes all kinds of sense for city drivers. It's exactly because it stacks up so well on the balance sheet that residual values look set to be very healthy. The much-trumpeted 7 year / 100,000 warranty helps in that regard since it's transferrable to future owners. However, it is worth pointing out that the 'bumper to bumper' complete car warranty is only five years, with the extra two years of cover being restricted to the engine and gearbox. If the car is sold through a Kia Used Approved Dealership when less than 18 months old or with less than 18,000 miles on the clock, the warranty will be topped up to match that of a new model.

By Jonathan Crouch

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Key Standard Features*

  • Solid - Blue breeze
  • Solid paint
  • Cloth - Premium black
  • Premium cloth - Black
Specification
Body Glass
Front and rear electric windows
Privacy glass - Rear windows and tailgate
Rear wash/wipe
Tinted glass
Heated rear window
Variable front intermittent wipers
Front and rear electric windows with drivers's auto up/down function
Brakes
Hill start assist
ABS/EBD
Emergency stop signalling system
ESC + BAS + VSM + HAC
Traction control
Communication
Bluetooth audio streaming with voice recognition
Apple car play/Android Auto
Voice control system
Apple car play/Android Auto with voice control
Driver Aids
PAS
Reversing camera
Cruise control + speed limiter
Rear parking sensors
Motor driven power steering
Reversing camera system with dynamic guidelines (Integrated into centre fascia screen)
Driver Information
Supervision cluster
7" Touch screen navigation
Satellite navigation system
7" touch screen
Trip computer
Tachometer
Digital clock
External temperature gauge
Kia connected services
7" Touch screen satellite naviagtion with RDS and DAB
Driving Mirrors
Body colour door mirrors
Electric adjustable/heated/folding door mirrors
Day/night rear view mirror
Electric adjustable/heated/folding door mirrors with led indicators lights
Body coloured mirrors and chrome exterior handles
Embellishment Trims
High gloss black centre fascia
Entertainment
6 speakers
DAB Digital radio
Bluetooth connectivity including audio streaming
Steering wheel mounted controls
USB and auxiliary socket
6 speaker audio System
Bluetooth with music streaming
Exterior Body Features
Chrome door handles
Black grille with chrome surround
Body colour bumpers
Visible VIN plate
Black radiator grille with chrome surround
Exterior Lights
Welcome home function
Front fog lights
Headlamp levelling
Automatic headlights
Daytime running lights
Rear fog lights
High mount brake light
Welcome and follow-me home light functionality
MFR Multi - Focus Reflector headlights with black bezel
Heating/Cooling/Ventilation
Automatic air conditioning
Interior Features
Rear parcel shelf
Front door map pockets
Assist grips
Leather steering wheel and gear knob
Silver interior door handles
Ticket holder
12V socket
Centre console storage and sliding armrest
Passenger front seat pockets
Leather trimmed steering wheel
Leather trimmed gearshift
Glovebox
Tilt adjustable steering wheel
Coat hooks
Cupholders in centre console
Premium cloth upholstery
12V power point front
Leather trimmed steering wheel and gearshift
3 x Passenger Assist Grips
Centre Console with Storage Box and Sliding Armrest
Luggage area parcel shelf
Passenger front seatback pockets
Silver paint finished interior door handles
High gloss lower centre fascia trim, door armrest and air vents
Interior Lights
Front map light
Load area light
Front interior light
Luggage area light
Front cabin lights
Packs
Advanced Driver Assistance Pack - Picanto
Safety
Front side airbags
Height adjustable front seatbelt anchors
Curtain airbags
Autonomous emergency braking
Side impact protection
Seatbelt warning
Passenger airbag deactivate switch
Automatic unlocking of doors in case of impact
Dual front airbags
Rear child proof door locks
Tyre pressure monitoring system
Front seatbelt pretensioners + load limiters
3x3 point rear seatbelts
Twin Curtain Airbags
Front seatbelt height adjusters
Twin front side airbags
Seats
Height adjustable front seat head restraints
Isofix child seat attachment
Driver/passenger front seatback pockets
Height adjustable rear seat head restraints (x2)
60/40 split/folding 2nd row of seats
Slide/reclining front seats
Driver seat height adjust
ISOFIX Child seat top tethers and anchor fixings
All round height adjutable headrests
Security
Speed sensitive auto door locking
Anti theft alarm
Engine immobiliser
Locking wheel nuts
Remote central door locking
Folding key
Vanity Mirrors
Sunvisors with vanity mirrors
Passenger sunvisor with vanity mirror
Driver's sun visor with vanity mirror
Driver and front passenger sunvisor with vanity mirror
Wheels - Alloy
15" alloy wheels
Wheels - Spare
Tyre repair kit
Tyre mobility kit
Performance
Performance
0 to 60 mph (secs)
0 to 62 mph (secs)13.2
Engine Power - BHP83
Engine Power - KW62
Engine Power - PS
Engine Power - RPM6000
Engine Torque - LBS.FT90
Engine Torque - MKG12.4
Engine Torque - NM122
Engine Torque - RPM4000
Top Speed100

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