New Generation Kia Picanto UK Details and Pricing Announced
There will be various powertrains available, including the new 1.0- and 1.25-litre Kappa-family petrol engines, which deliver fuel consumption improvements of up to 8.5mpg with CO2 reductions of as much as 15g/km. The larger unit is available with Kia’s EcoDynamics fuel-saving technology – an Intelligent Stop & Go (ISG) engine stop/start system, or, alternatively with an automatic transmission.
The three-cylinder 1.0-litre unit develops 68bhp and 95Nm of torque and has a combined fuel economy of 67.3mpg. The 1.25-litre four-cylinder version of the Kappa engine is offered in three guises, all developing 84bhp and 121Nm of torque. In standard form it averages 60.1mpg. With a four-speed automatic transmission fuel consumption is 53.3mpg. Finally, there is the EcoDynamics version with fuel consumption at 65.7mpg.
The Picanto 1 Air provides an option for those customers who want air conditioning, and the value of the 1 specification, but without upgrading to the well specified mid-grade 2 version.
Picanto 2 adds Bluetooth connectivity, with voice recognition and full iPod control with USB & AUX ports – both of which can be operated by the steering wheel controls – and electrically operated, heated and folding door mirrors with integrated LED side repeaters. Air conditioning, rear electric windows, 14” alloy wheels, front fog lights, a leather steering wheel and gear lever, an alarm system, premium black upholstery and chrome exterior detailing complete the package.
The top-of-the-range 3 spec adds premium features such as automatic air conditioning, heated front seats, a 6-speaker stereo system, 15” alloy wheels, body-coloured side skirts and automatic headlights with LED daytime running lights and unique LED rear lamps.
As with all new Kias, a seven year or 100,000 miles fully transferable warranty is standard on every new Picanto.