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Reviews and test drives
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The Kia Picanto Excellent value
With prices ranging from 6,995 euros, this is an easily affordable small car whose range has recently been given a new lease of life with a new line-up of models and some refinements which mostly improve its appearance, including new front and rear bumpers, new headlights, rear clusters, bonnet and chunky door mirrors.


It is a stylish,  practical and surprisingly spacious four-seater
It is a stylish, practical and surprisingly spacious four-seater

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28.03.2008 - It is a stylish,  practical and surprisingly spacious four-seater five-door hatchback which is ideal for nipping around the islands while its power steering and size make it remarkably easy to accommodate in even the smallest parking space. The Picanto has a pleasing interior, its instrument panel is tastefully designed and easy to read with an orange backlight, and all other controls are within easy reach.

Power pack

The whole Picanto range is based on the 1.1 litre engine, in either petrol or diesel versions with five speed manual transmission and the Emotion model also is available with automatic transmission.

Standard features

Even the most basic model, the Concept, comes with disc brakes all round, airbags for both driver and passenger, pretensioned front seatbelts, ABS and EBS systems, central locking and power assisted steering as standard, as well as electric front windows, reclining seats, height-adjustable drivers seat and steering wheel, and a radio CD/MP3 player so that you can sing in the car as well as your bath or shower. Kia has also given you plenty of storage spaces inside the Picanto plus drinks holders in the front and rear, child seat anchor points and 60/40 fold-down seats, ideal if your shopping excursion gets a bit out of hand.

Moving up the range to the Active, the extra features gained are EBD, height adjustable front seatbelts, electric heated door mirrors, intermittent rear window wipe, electric rear windows, USB, auxiliary and iPod connections, and remote controlled central locking. The Emotion model adds airbags for rear passengers, foglights, a rear spoiler, leather covered steering wheel and gear change knob. Air conditioning is optional on all models for an additional 707 euros.

The colour of your life

This is Kias slogan for the bright and cheerful range of colours which are available for your new Picanto, clear white, fresh yellow and scarlet red, plus the metallics (another optional extra at a mere 186 euros) - soda orange, bright silver, cool blue, galaxy black, scarlet red, or blue diamond.

The Picanto may look small on the outside but theres loads of space inside.

Kia Motors certainly do have the power to surprise. For more information, visit your local Kia dealer or call 902 283 285.




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