Same size, same practicality: the 2018 Kia Picanto remains a great little car for getting around, but with more space, more comfort, more technology, a trunk from records and, last but not least, a much more dynamic appearance. Here’s what’s 2018 Kia Picanto, the Korean supermini covered by 7-year warranty.
2018 Kia Picanto Redesign
Low cost and ease of use are key elements when it comes to superminis, but, as we all know, the eye wants its part. Hence the Kia Picanto 3rd generation becomes more alluring with a redesigned front grille (Kia call tiger nose) which stretches from far to far, and that is enough to change the look. Have been changed as well as other things like headlights and bumpers.
But the Italians, like a sports car. It is not for nothing that enters for the first time in the GT-Line, which distinguishes the performance models Kia. The Kia Picanto GT-Line is characterized by Red moldings on the air intakes on the side skirts and rear Extractor. Then there are the specific alloy wheels (in two variations) by 16 inches and a double tailpipe.
Let’s talk first about practicality: the length of the new Kia Picanto stops at 3.58 meters (exactly as in the previous generation), but reduces the front overhang and increases the step. Inhabitability becomes one of the largest in the segment, and the trunk from 255 liters (well 55 compared to the outgoing model) has no equal. With 5 serial ports, the Picanto unrivaled in terms of versatility.
In terms of perceived quality, sit on the seat of the new Picanto offers an entirely different feeling than before. Materials, albeit rigid (is a standard in superminis), satisfy the view, and it seems to be behind the wheel of a car in the top segment. The wheel itself, taken from the last larger models are of great aesthetic effect and it is pleasant to hold.
7-inch screen located in the center of the instrument panel (available from the second construction) is as good as you could wish for on a supermini: 3D GPS navigation system has Kia Connect Service (gives you real-time information on traffic, speed cameras and more) and can interface with Smartphones through Apple and Android Drive CarPlay systems.
The 2018 Kia Picanto automatic emergency braking system makes its debut, according to the speed of 80 km/h, able to stop their car while avoiding accidents; over 80 km/h operates a system of alerts that alerts the driver of a possible danger of collision. Among the options, you can have cruise control, heated seats and heated steering wheel.
KIA PICANTO 1.0 67 HP
The steering is light (but pleasantly accurate), the clutch almost do not hear, for changing just the touch of a finger. There is no automatic, but that hardly matters: the new Kia Picanto is so easy and light that deals with traffic become child’s play.
Well insulated from outside noise and springy, the Kia Picanto 1.0 3-cylinder 67 HP has the brio enough to get around the city. And if benefits are those that are, the road holding fully satisfies.
KIA PICANTO 1.2 84 HP GT-LINE
Everywhere you look, the Kia Picanto GT-Line looks like a mini-sport ready to burn rubber from traffic light to traffic light. Mini skirts, stripper, and double exhaust tailpipe are consistent with a quick temper.
In reality, the 4 cylinders 1.2 mounted also on the Rio has a gritty soul. Indeed, it is quite smooth, not aggressive. I appreciated for smooth running and their extreme fluidity at low revs, and still guarantees satisfactory performance for all trades, even outside the city.
After launch, Kia Picanto GT-Line will have a more brilliant engine. This is a 3-cylinder 1.0 100 HP, which thanks to the turbo will certainly a panache that best suits the image of the GT-Line.
2018 Kia Picanto Price
The price of the 2018 Kia Picanto 1.0 part from 10,800 euros for the essential City (right power Windows, air condition manual and slightly more), 11,300 euros for the Ad interim, and 12,500 euros for the top of the line Cool.
For the Kia Picanto LPG, there will be a price difference of 1,500 euros, while the GT 4-cylinder engine with 84 HP 1.2 is in the price list to 15,000 euros. The 1.0 turbo GT-Line does not yet know the price, probably the difference compared to 1.2 from 84 HP will be between 500 and 1,000 euros.
Promotion to launch provides a discount of 1,500 euros. It is also meant a financial formula as follows: 3,000 euros in advance and a rat