Kia UK Reveals Picanto Quantum Special Edition

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Simply put, the Kia Picanto Quantum special edition is just a high-spec three-door version of the A-Segment model. It's already on sale in the UK, holding a price tag of £11,895 (€14,453) for the five-speed manual box model or £12,495 (€15,182) for the four-speed auto.
Even though Kia brags that this city-car is part of "a line-up of models with distinct personalities that are changed at regular intervals along the lines of a fashion collection", it has only three "unique" exterior features.

A special Titanium Silver metallic paint, 15-inch two-tone alloy wheels and a red radiator grille surround differentiate this car from the standard model. That's all.

The little Korean hatchback comes standard with premium black cloth interior upholstery, automatic air conditioning, electric sliding and tilting sunroof, heated mirrors with integrated LED indicator lights, a smart key entry system and a six-speaker audio system.

The Quantum special edition adds to that list what Kia calls the 'Urban Pack', consisting of reverse parking sensors, ambient interior lightning, a Supervision instrument cluster and UV solar windscreen glass. Under the hood you'll find a 1.25-litre petrol engine that develops 84 horsepower at 6,000 rpm and 120 Nm of torque at 4,000 rpm.

The manual is slightly faster off the line and more economical than the four-speed slush box variant, with a 0 to 60 mph (96 km/h) time of 11 seconds dead and a frugal 62.8 mpg (4.5 litres/100 km) economy figure.
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