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2017 (67) Kia Picanto 1.0 GT-line 5dr

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Featured specification

Standard specification

Driver Convenience

Digital clockEmergency stop signalling system
External temperature gaugePAS
Supervision clusterTachometer
Trip computer 

Entertainment

6 speakersBluetooth connectivity including audio streaming
Steering wheel mounted controlsUSB and auxiliary socket

Exterior Features

Automatic headlightsBlack grille with chrome surround
Body colour bumpersBody colour door handles
Body colour door mirrorsBody colour side mouldings
Chrome side window trimDay/night rear view mirror
Electric adjustable/heated/folding door mirrorsFront and rear electric windows
Front fog lightsHeadlamp levelling
Heated rear windowLED daytime running lights
LED rear lightsPrivacy glass
Projector headlampsRear wash/wipe
Sports bumpersTinted glass
Twin exhaust pipesVariable front intermittent wipers
Welcome home function 

Interior Features

12V socket60/40 split/folding 2nd row of seats
Assist gripsCentre console storage and sliding armrest
Coat hooksCupholders in centre console
Driver seat height adjustDriver/passenger front seatback pockets
Front door map pocketsFront interior light
Front map lightGlovebox
Height adjustable front seat head restraintsHeight adjustable rear seat head restraints (x2)
Isofix child seat attachmentLeather steering wheel and gear knob
Load area lightManual air conditioning
Rear parcel shelfSatin chrome interior door handles
Slide/reclining front seatsStainless steel pedals
Sunvisors with vanity mirrorsTicket holder
Tilt adjustable steering wheel 

Passive Safety

3x3 point rear seatbeltsABS/EBD
Automatic unlocking of doors in case of impactAutonomous emergency braking
Curtain airbagsDual front airbags
ESC + BAS + VSM + HACFront seatbelt pretensioners + load limiters
Front side airbagsHeight adjustable front seatbelt anchors
Passenger airbag deactivate switchRear child proof door locks
Seatbelt warningSide impact protection
Traction controlTyre pressure monitoring system

Security

Anti theft alarmEngine immobiliser
Folding keyLocking wheel nuts
Remote central door lockingSpeed sensitive auto door locking

Trim

High gloss black centre fascia 

Wheels

16" alloy wheelsTyre repair kit
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Technical specification

Emissions - ICE

CO0.36CO2 (g/km)101
HC0.026Noise Level dB(A)77
NOx0.008Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 6

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftSOHCCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC998Cylinder LayoutIN-LINE
Cylinders3Engine LayoutFRONT TRANSVERSE
Fuel DeliveryMULTI POINT FUEL INJECTIONGears5 SPEED
Number of Valves12TransmissionMANUAL

Fuel Consumption - ICE

EC Combined (mpg)64.2EC Directive 1999/100/EC AppliesTrue
EC Extra Urban (mpg)76.3EC Urban (mpg)50.4

General

Badge Engine CC1.0Badge Power66
Coin SeriesGT-LineGeneration Mark2
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 076EManufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years6
Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years3NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %79
NCAP Child Occupant Protection %64NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 094
NCAP Pedestrian Protection %54NCAP Safety Assist %25
Service Interval Frequency - Months12Service Interval Mileage10000
Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage100000Standard manufacturers warranty - Years7
Vehicle Homologation ClassM1 

Performance

0 to 60 mph (secs)True0 to 62 mph (secs)13.8
Engine Power - BHP66Engine Power - KW49
Engine Power - RPM5500Engine Torque - LBS.FT71
Engine Torque - MKG9.8Engine Torque - NM96
Engine Torque - RPM3500Top Speed100

Tyres

Alloys?TrueTyre Size Front195/45 R16
Tyre Size Rear195/45 R16Tyre Size SpareTYRE REPAIR KIT
Wheel Type16" ALLOY 

Vehicle Dimensions

Height1485Length3595
Wheelbase2400Width1595

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)35Gross Vehicle Weight1400
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)1010Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)255
Max. Loading Weight465Max. Roof Load60
Minimum Kerbweight935No. of Seats5
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Independent review

Review courtesy of Car and Driving

Kia Picanto

Kia's Picanto is at its most affordable - and potentially at its most appealing - in base 1.0-litre form. Jonathan Crouch looks at what's on offer.

Ten Second Review

We know the Kia Picanto makes sense as a citycar, but this third generation model also adds a big dash of driving fun. That's an important factor when it comes to separating the best from the rest in this hotly contested sector. So, is the Kia among the class leaders? Let's check out the entry-level 1.0-litre version and try to find out.

Background

Citycars are by their nature small. In the past, that's been an excuse for some car makers to ignore the driving experience and cabin quality in the pursuit of low prices. Kia thinks differently and with the third generation version of its urban orientated Picanto model, the Korean company has introduced a big dose of driving fun that aims to elevate this car firmly into contention in this keenly fought sector. Will that convince buyers to choose the Picanto over its Fiat 500-sized rivals? Given the sharp looks of this third incarnation of the Kia, it would be a brave man who bet against this Korean extending its market share. How will it do that? A drive in the base 1.0-litre version may help us find out.

Driving Experience

City cars have to balance ease of driving around town with being able to drive on motorways with equal ability. That's no easy task, but it's one the latest Picanto manages as well as, or even better, than most of its rivals. One of the core reasons for this is the steering. It's an electrically assisted system that provides plenty of feel as you pilot the car through town or along country lanes. Just as vitally, it also imparts a great sense of stability on the motorway, so you're never left worrying about driving a city car outside of its natural habitat. nderpinning this is the way the Kia keeps the lumps and bumps of the average road at bay. Its suspension is supple and absorbs all but the very biggest potholes with grace, yet it keeps body lean in check as you corner. Add in good grip, well contained wind and road noise and you have a small car that feels very grown up. That impression is underlined by the engine range on offer in the Picanto. It starts with the 66hp 1.0-litre 'MPi' unit we're looking at here, this three-cylinder motor pulling eagerly from tick-over. There's the usual triple pot hum from under the bonnet that's pleasing to the ear, while 0-62mph in 13.8 seconds is on a par with the competition.

Design and Build

It may be the smallest car in its range, but Kia has packed in a lot of design thought and clever engineering to the Picanto. It's based on the firm's 'H platform' and has twice as much high strength steel than the previous generation. This makes it safer in the event of a crash and lighter to help save on fuel and emissions. Overall, it weighs 23 kilograms less than the last model, which is a lot for a citycar. Getting comfy in the Picanto is easy thanks to all but the base '1' model coming with a height adjustable driver's seat. The helm for all variants except the entry-point model features remote controls for the stereo, hands-free phone connection and the trip computer. You might be forgiven for thinking a city car isn't going to offer up much room on the back seat. Well, the Picanto shows you can fit a quart into a pint pot as two adults can sit in the rear quite comfortably. If they're taller, you may find knees rubbing against the front seat cushions, but elbows, shoulders and heads are accommodated easily. As for the boot, well the Picanto offers 255-litres of capacity, which puts it among the more spacious luggage carriers in this class.

Market and Model

To head off in a brand new Picanto from a Kia showroom will cost from around £10,500 for the 66hp 1.0-litre Mpi in base level '1' trim. Prices for the 1.0-litre variant rise to around £12,000 for the sporty 'GT-Line' version. You wouldn't expect bargain basement '1' trim to include much more than the basics - which is pretty much what you get; things like daytime running lights, electric front windows, a trip computer, 60/40 split-folding rear seats and USB and Aux-in ports for the two-speaker audio system. With plusher '2' trim, Kia will also throw in air conditioning, Bluetooth and rear electric windows. 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

The entry point to the Picanto range is the 66hp powerplant we've been looking at here which delivers 64.2mpg on the combined cycle and 101g/km of CO2. What about other expenses you might incur? Well, regular maintenance is required every 10,000 miles or 12 months, depending on which comes round sooner. Or you could take out the 'Care-3' package that offers fixed prices on the first trio of dealer trips, and this can be extended to five check-ups with the 'Care-3 Plus' deal. You can also bundle in an MoT test with this, so you know your car is taken care of for the whole time your name is on the logbook. 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.

Summary

The Kia Picanto has been nipping at the heels of the class leaders ever since it was launched. Now, in third generation form, it's no longer chasing but firmly among the best in this tightly contested sector. Yes, even in this base 1.0-litre guise. It does this not so much by being radically different or brilliant in one area, but by doing everything well. It's well made, has plenty of safety kit and comes with a good amount of equipment in most versions. Simply put, the Picanto is the right car at the perfect time for Kia. It sums up what we love about citycars, from nimble driving to frugal running costs, all backed up by a generous warranty. It all makes this one of the very best models in this class we've seen in a long time.

Performance
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Handling
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Comfort
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Space
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Styling
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Build
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Value
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Equipment
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Economy
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Depreciation
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Insurance
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This vehicle has previously been registered to a business or a vehicle rental company, or been used by a business, so it may have been driven by more than one driver.

* Depending on the age of the vehicle, MPG and CO2 may be quoted using either NEDC or WLTP testing standards.  Find out more

Figures are provided for comparison purposes. Fuel consumption under real world driving conditions and the CO2 produced will depend upon a number of factors, including any accessories fitted after registration, variations in driving styles, weather conditions and vehicle load.

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Monthly payment£179.01
Deposit£249
Term (months)48
Fixed interest rate4.6%
Cash price£9298
Credit amount£9049
Completion fee£1
Guaranteed future value£2704
Total amount payable£11,367.47
Annual mileage8000
Contract mileage32,000
Excess mileage charge1.72p per mile
Representative APR8.9%
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