Kia Picanto 1.25 GT-line S 5dr Petrol Hatchback

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Fuel: Petrol

Body: Hatchback
Trans: Manual

Rear wash/wipe, ABS/EBD, Wireless Smartphone charger, Cruise control + speed limiter, Trip computer, Day/night rear view mirror, High gloss black centre fascia, Steering wheel mounted controls, Electric sunroof...

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MPG

Combined - 57 mpg EC Extra Urban - 64 mpg EC Urban - 47.

Insurance Group

Insurance groups range from 1 to 50 and dictates the cost of the vehicles insurance. The higher the group, the higher the insurance will be for the vehicle.

Performance (BHP)

BHP rates the engine performance of vehicles and stands for the brake horsepower.

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. 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 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 £15,000 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 Celerio 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

Underpinning this Picanto's quicker, more responsive steering is a range of highly efficient small-capacity petrol engines. Three units will be available to buyers. The 1.0-litre 66bhp and 1.25-litre 83bhp naturally-aspirated multi-point injection (MPI) engines have been carried over from the previous model, with a range of enhancements to improve efficiency and driveability. More interesting is the news that at the top of the range, Kia is introducing the pokier and more efficient 1.0-litre T-GDI (turbocharged gasoline direct injection) 99bhp power unit borrowed from the larger Rio supermini. All engines are paired with a five-speed manual transmission, delivering power to the front wheels. The 1.25-litre MPI engine is also available with a four-speed automatic transmission. On the move, buyers familiar with the previous model should find that refinement is much improved thanks to a range of modifications designed to isolate the cabin from vibrations and noise from the road, wind and the engine. The result is a car that Kia says offers the quietest cabin of any A-segment model, both at idle and at a steady cruise. As for handling, well modifications to the suspension are said to deliver greater ride stability and quicker, more enjoyable dynamic responses. The Picanto's revised 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 has a more assertive stance with bolder body lines. It's bigger too, with a 15mm wheelbase increase, though this MK3 model is no longer than the previous version. This time round, there's a single five-door bodystyle and strong, straight lines run horizontally across the front of the car, emphasising the 'tiger-nose' grille and angular wrap-around headlights. Vertical lines that encompass the side intakes and lower grille enhance the Picanto's more confident new 'face'. The model also adopts Kia's wide C-pillar as a design motif, which stands more upright than that of the previous car. Inside, Kia designers have created a more modern, refined cabin than the second-generation model, with classier materials and a smarter layout. The dashboard is now more centrally aligned, with a large 7.0-inch 'floating' touchscreen sitting at the heart of the centre console and moving many of the car's controls further up into the driver's line of sight. The interior certainly feels more spacious, the base of the dashboard having been moved upwards by 15mm for greater knee and leg space for front passengers. 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 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 £9,500 to £14,000 bracket. There are four mainstream trim levels - '1', '2', '3', 'GT-Line' and 'GT-Line S'. Plus there's also an 'X-Line' variant with 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' 7.0-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. 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. As for safety, well Kia says that this is the safest A-segment car it has ever made, featuring double the proportion of Advanced High Strength Steel compared to the outgoing model and a selection of active safety technologies. The stronger, lighter body is supported by six standard airbags (front, front side and curtain airbags), and an optional knee airbag, as well as a range of active safety features. These include standard Vehicle Stability Management (VSM) with Electronic Stability Control (ESC) to ensure stability under braking and cornering. In addition, this Picanto is available with Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB).

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. Its efficiency potential is slightly restrictyed by the fact that the volume normally aspirated variants don't get the brand's 'ISG' engine stop/start system. Even the base 66bhp 1.0-litre unit still manages 64.2mpg on the combined cycle, with CO2 emissions of 101g/km. If you go for the 1.25-litre engine, the figures are 61.4mg and 106g/km, falling to 52.3mpg and 124g/km if you go for this engine with auto transmission. With the 1.0 T-GDI turbo variant, around 65mpg should be possible, along with a sub-100g/km CO2 figure. 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
  • Faux leather - Black with red insert
Specification
Body Glass
Privacy glass
Front and rear electric windows
Rear wash/wipe
Tinted glass
Heated rear window
Variable front intermittent wipers
Privacy glass - Rear windows and tailgate
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
Wireless Smartphone charger
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
Twin exhaust pipes
Body colour side mouldings
Chrome door handles
Sports bumpers
Black grille with chrome surround
Electric sunroof
Body colour bumpers
Chrome side window trim
Body colour side sill mouldings
Visible VIN plate
Black radiator grille with chrome surround
Sports front and rear bumpers with twin exhaust
Exterior Lights
Projector headlamps
Welcome home function
Front fog lights
Headlamp levelling
Automatic headlights
LED daytime running lights
LED rear lights
Rear fog lights
High mount brake light
Welcome and follow-me home light functionality
Bi-function projection headlights
Heating/Cooling/Ventilation
Automatic air conditioning
Interior Features
Rear parcel shelf
Front door map pockets
Assist grips
Leather steering wheel and gear knob
Stainless steel pedals
Ticket holder
12V socket
Centre console storage and sliding armrest
Variable height boot floor
Passenger front seat pockets
Leather trimmed steering wheel
Leather trimmed gearshift
Glovebox
Tilt adjustable steering wheel
Coat hooks
Heated steering wheel
Cupholders in centre console
Luggage net hooks
Satin chrome interior door handles
Faux leather upholstery
12V power point front
Aluminium pedals
Leather trimmed steering wheel and gearshift
3 x Passenger Assist Grips
Centre Console with Storage Box and Sliding Armrest
Dual Height Luggage Area Floor
Luggage area parcel shelf
Passenger front seatback pockets
High gloss lower centre fascia trim, door armrest and air vents
Black and red accents front door armrest
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)
Heated front seats
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
Folding key
Speed sensitive auto door locking
Keyless smart entry with push button start
Anti theft alarm
Engine immobiliser
Locking wheel nuts
Smart key with engine start/stop button
Vanity Mirrors
Illuminated drivers vanity mirror
Sunvisors with vanity mirrors
Passenger sunvisor with vanity mirror
Driver sunvisor with illuminated mirror
Driver and front passenger sunvisors with driver's side illuminated vanity mirrors
Wheels - Alloy
16" alloy wheels
Wheels - Spare
Tyre repair kit
Tyre mobility kit
Performance
Performance
0 to 60 mph (secs)
0 to 62 mph (secs)11.6
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 Speed107

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