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KIA PICANTO HATCHBACK

1.0 2 5dr [4 seats]

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1.0 2 5dr [4 seats] KIA PICANTO HATCHBACK
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Key Information

Transmission
Transmission Manual
Fuel Type
Fuel Type Petrol
Top Speed
Top Speed 100mph
Emissions
Co2 110.00g/km
Stopwatch
0 - 62mph 14.10s
Engine Size
Engine Size 1.0litres

Data provided by CAP-HPI database - Ref# 95035

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Standard Equipment

Technical Data

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Exterior Features

Paintwork

Trim

Driver Convenience

  • 3.8" monochrome audio display with RDS and DAB
  • Digital clock
  • Emergency stop signalling system
  • External temperature gauge
  • Motor driven power steering
  • Tachometer
  • Trip computer

Entertainment

  • 4 speaker audio system
  • Bluetooth with music streaming
  • Steering wheel mounted controls
  • USB ports for connection of a media device

Exterior Features

  • Automatic headlight control system
  • Black radiator grille with chrome surround
  • Body colour bumpers
  • Body colour mirrors and door handles
  • Day/night rear view mirror
  • Daytime running lights
  • Electric adjustable heated door mirrors
  • Front and rear electric windows with drivers's auto up/down function
  • Headlamp levelling
  • Heated rear window
  • High mount brake light
  • MFR Multi - Focus Reflector headlights with black bezel
  • Rear fog lights
  • Rear wash/wipe
  • Speed variable front wipers
  • Tinted glass
  • Visible VIN plate
  • Welcome and follow-me home light functionality

Interior Features

  • 12V power point front
  • 3 x passenger assist grips
  • 60/40 split/folding 2nd row of seats
  • All round height adjustable headrests
  • Coat hooks
  • Cupholders in centre console
  • Driver and front passenger sunvisor with vanity mirror
  • Driver seat height adjust
  • Front cabin lights
  • Glovebox
  • High gloss lower centre fascia trim, door armrest and air vents
  • ISOFIX Child seat top tethers and anchor fixings
  • Leather trimmed steering wheel and gearshift
  • Luggage area light
  • Luggage area parcel shelf
  • Manual air conditioning
  • Passenger front seatback pockets
  • Premium cloth upholstery
  • Silver paint finished interior door handles
  • Slide/reclining front seats
  • Tilt adjustable steering wheel

Packs

  • Advanced Driver Assistance Pack - Picanto

Safety

  • 2 x 3-point rear seat belts
  • ABS/EBD
  • Automatic unlocking of doors in case of impact
  • Dual front airbags
  • ESC + BAS + VSM + HAC
  • Front passenger airbag cut-off switch
  • Front seatbelt height adjusters
  • Front seatbelt pretensioners + load limiters
  • Knee airbags
  • Rear child proof door locks
  • Seatbelt warning
  • Side impact protection
  • Torque vectoring brake based and straight line stability (SLS)
  • Traction control
  • Twin Curtain Airbags
  • Twin front side airbags
  • Tyre pressure monitoring system

Security

  • Anti theft alarm
  • Engine immobiliser
  • Folding key
  • Locking wheel nuts
  • Remote central door locking

Wheels

  • 14" alloy wheels
  • Tyre mobility kit

Emissions - ICE

  • CO
    0.291
  • HC
    0.022
  • HC+NOx
    Not Available
  • NOx
    0.013
  • Particles
    Not Available
  • Standard Euro Emissions
    EURO 6
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb
    110
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - TEH
    118
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - TEL
    109

Engine and Drive Train

  • Camshaft
    SOHC
  • Catalytic Convertor
    Yes
  • CC
    998
  • Cylinder Layout
    IN-LINE
  • Engine Code
    G3LD-6D
  • Engine Layout
    FRONT TRANSVERSE
  • Fuel Delivery
    MULTI POINT FUEL INJECTION
  • Gears
    5 SPEED
  • Transmission
    MANUAL

Fuel Consumption - ICE

  • EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies
    No
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb
    4.8
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - TEH
    5
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - TEL
    4.7
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High
    5.3
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - TEH
    5.8
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - TEL
    5.3
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High
    4.2
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - TEH
    4.4
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - TEL
    4.2
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low
    5.8
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - TEH
    6
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - TEL
    5.8
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium
    4.5
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - TEH
    4.8
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - TEL
    4.4
  • WLTP - MPG - Comb
    58.9
  • WLTP - MPG - Comb - TEH
    56.5
  • WLTP - MPG - Comb - TEL
    60.1
  • WLTP - MPG - Extra High
    53.3
  • WLTP - MPG - Extra High - TEH
    49
  • WLTP - MPG - Extra High - TEL
    53.7
  • WLTP - MPG - High
    67.3
  • WLTP - MPG - High - TEH
    63.6
  • WLTP - MPG - High - TEL
    67.9
  • WLTP - MPG - Low
    48.7
  • WLTP - MPG - Low - TEH
    47.1
  • WLTP - MPG - Low - TEL
    48.7
  • WLTP - MPG - Medium
    62.8
  • WLTP - MPG - Medium - TEH
    58.6
  • WLTP - MPG - Medium - TEL
    63.9

General

  • Alternative Fuel Qualifying
    No
  • Badge Engine CC
    1.0
  • Badge Power
    66
  • Based On ID
    Not Available
  • Coin Description
    Not Available
  • Coin Series
    2
  • Generation Mark
    3
  • Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 07
    3A
  • Manufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years
    6
  • Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years
    3
  • NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %
    79
  • NCAP Child Occupant Protection %
    64
  • NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 09
    3
  • NCAP Pedestrian Protection %
    54
  • NCAP Safety Assist %
    25
  • Did at least one aspect of this vehicle's safety give cause for concern?
    No
  • Service Interval Frequency - Months
    12
  • Service Interval Mileage
    10000
  • Special Edition
    No
  • Special Order
    No
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage
    100000
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Years
    7
  • Vehicle Homologation Class
    M1

Performance

  • 0 to 60 mph (secs)
    14.1
  • Engine Power - BHP
    66
  • Engine Power - KW
    49
  • Engine Power - RPM
    5500
  • Engine Torque - LBS.FT
    71
  • Engine Torque - MKG
    9.8
  • Engine Torque - NM
    96
  • Engine Torque - RPM
    3750
  • Top Speed
    100

Test Cycles

  • Emissions Test Cycle
    WLTP
  • RDE Certification Level
    RDE 2

Tyres

  • Alloys?
    Yes
  • Space Saver?
    No
  • Tyre Size Front
    175/65 R14
  • Tyre Size Rear
    175/65 R14
  • Tyre Size Spare
    TYRE REPAIR KIT
  • Wheel Style
    Not Available
  • Wheel Type
    14" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

  • Height
    1485
  • Height (including roof rails)
    Not Available
  • Length
    3595
  • Wheelbase
    2400
  • Width
    1595
  • Width (including mirrors)
    Not Available

Weight and Capacities

  • Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)
    35
  • Gross Vehicle Weight
    1320
  • Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)
    1010
  • Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)
    255
  • Max. Loading Weight
    346
  • Max. Towing Weight - Braked
    Not Available
  • Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked
    Not Available
  • Minimum Kerbweight
    974
  • No. of Seats
    4

KIA PICANTO 1.0 2 5dr [4 seats]

- Independent review from Car and Driving
  • Performance
    7
  • Handling
    6
  • Comfort
    6
  • Space
    8
  • Styling
    7
  • Build
    7
  • Value
    8
  • Equipment
    7
  • Economy
    7
  • Depreciation
    7
  • Insurance
    7

Kia's Picanto has earned a reputation as a no frills city scoot but this improved version of the third generation model feels a far better finished item. Jonathan Crouch reports.

Background

Here's how we used to understand small car categorisation and the difference between Fiesta-sized superminis and their smaller, cheaper citycar counterparts. You paid extra for a supermini because it was slightly bigger, because it was better finished and more stylish and because it had more refined engines that made possible longer journeys. So where does that kind of thinking leave us with a product like this, the improved version of the third generation Kia Picanto? It competes with the kinds of models we'd see as citycars, yet like many of them now, it boasts the kind of interior space a supposedly bigger Fiesta or a Corsa had until quite recently. It's very nicely built and acceptably stylish. And yes, it's quite at home attempting longer journeys. Here is the citycar, all grown-up. Where that leaves today's supermini sector is something we don't have to worry about here. Suffice it to say that most of what you'd pay up to £18,000 or more for in that class of car is delivered by this Kia. Other urban runabouts that have previously advanced that argument have either been expensive and/or three-door only, like say a Fiat 500, or have felt too cheap and noisy to really justify themselves as only-car transport, like a Suzuki Ignis or, I suppose, a Hyundai i10. I mention the Hyundai because that essentially is what this Picanto is underneath. Kia has used the underpinnings from this best-selling design, then refined them, improved the build quality and added a sharp new suit of clothes on top. On paper, a pretty effective route to creating a class-leading contender. Let's see if it's worked.

Driving Experience

Kia hasn't added its latest mild hybrid tech into the Picanto's engine range, but it has introduced its latest 'Smartstream' technology to improve efficiency. There's now a choice of two 1.0-litre three cylinder units (the previous 1.25-litre 83bhp powerplant having been deleted). Nearly all Picantos will be ordered with a normally aspirated 66bhp engine. At the top of the range, you can also order the brand's 1.0-litre T-GDI (turbocharged gasoline direct injection) 99bhp powerplant borrowed from the larger Rio supermini. Both engines are paired with a five-speed manual transmission, delivering power to the front wheels. As an option with the 66bhp unit, Kia is offering a new Automated Manual Transmission (AMT) gearbox. The AMT set-up is based around a five-speed manual transmission with clutch and gear shift actuators to automate clutch operation and gear shifts. Basically, there's the ease-of-use of an automatic transmission, without sacrificing the fuel efficiency of a conventional manual gearbox. On the move, pretty much everything is as before. Refinement continues to be well controlled for a citycar - indeed Kia says the Picanto offers the quietest cabin of any A-segment model, both at idle and at a steady cruise. The handling's stable too, though obviously, this isn't the kind of car you'd choose for dynamic enjoyment. The Picanto's dinky dimensions also enable the pitch centre of the car to be placed further towards the rear, helping to naturally reduce 'nose dive' under braking without firming up the suspension and potentially compromising ride comfort.

Design and Build

This third generation Picanto hasn't been visually changed too much. In fact, it hasn't been changed at all in terms of base-spec variants. The 'GT-Line' and 'X-Line' versions though, do get a few tweaks, with revisions to the 'tiger-nose' front grille, which gets red highlights with 'GT-Line' models and black trim with the 'X-Line' variants. There are also redesigned headlights with LED daytime running lights and LED tail lamps. And revised bumpers, plus a wider lower air intake. As usual, all Picantos have a 5-door body shape with Kia's wide C-pillar as a design motif. Inside, the main large lies with the addition of a larger 8-inch 'floating' widescreen audio visual navigation display for plusher models. There's also a further 4.2-inch display in the instrument binnacle between the dials. Kia designers have created a more modern, refined cabin with this third generation model, with classier materials and a smarter layout. Depending on trim level and market, the Picanto's interior is offered with black cloth or synthetic leather seats, with the upgraded model finished with a range of fresh upholstery textures for a more contemporary, higher quality look and feel. The cabin is finished with black, silver or gloss black highlights in the door, on the dashboard and around the gear selector. A range of trendy interior colour packs can customise the cabin too. At the back, buyers get a choice of a bench offering either four or five seats. And behind that, there's a 255-litre boot that's almost class-leadingly big for a citycar.

Market and Model

Pricing to be pretty similar to what went before, which means a Picanto range priced in the £12,250 to £17,000 bracket. There are seven mainstream trim levels - '1', '2', '3', 'X-Line', 'X-Line S', 'GT-Line' and 'GT-Line S'. The 'X-Line' variant has SUV styling cues. If within that range, you can stretch to a plusher model, you'll get yourself a citycar fitted out with some of the most advanced infotainment and convenience technologies available in the A-segment. Primarily, we're referring to the large, 'floating' 8.0-inch touchscreen at the centre of the dashboard which houses a navigation system with 3D mapping and is available with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto for full smartphone integration. This features Kia's latest UVO Connect Telematics system, giving Picanto drivers access to live traffic information, weather forecasts, points of interest, fuel prices, and details of potential on and off-street parking. A rear-view parking camera with dynamic guidelines is also on offer to buyers who want an additional level of assurance when completing parking manoeuvres. An optional wireless smartphone charger and USB port, located at the base of the centre console, ensures that drivers can keep mobile devices charged on the move. A range of trendy interior colour packs are also available. As for safety, well Kia says that this is the safest A-segment car it has ever made. Depending on specification, the Picanto's latest 'ADAS' camera safety portfolio includes Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA) with vehicle and pedestrian detection. Additionally, the Picanto is available with Blind-Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist (BCA), Lane Keeping Assist (LKA), Driver Attention Warning (DAW), and Lane Following Assist (LFA). LFA uses the front-facing camera and sensors to monitor road markings, controlling the Picanto's steering to keep the car in the centre of its lane. The Picanto also features Rear Cross-Traffic Collision-Avoidance Assist (RCCA), which alerts the driver and stops the vehicle if it detects another vehicle approaching from the left or the right when reversing out of a parking space.

Cost of Ownership

No car in this class has a sniff of a chance unless it can guarantee tiny day to day running costs and the Picanto tries hard to answer that particular call, aided by this revised model's latest 'Smartstream' engine technology. The 1.0-litre T-GDi engine now features a more efficient 350 bar high-pressure fuel injection system. Meanwhile, the naturally-aspirated engine replaces multi-point injection with new dual-port fuel injection technology, with optimised injection timing for maximum fuel efficiency. Both units feature improved exhaust gas recirculation lines, and optimised intake valve timing, for maximum fuel efficiency improvements. And both engines are equipped with a new Integrated Thermal Management System (ITMS), which provides more effective combustion chamber cooling. ITMS varies engine cooling characteristics based on the engine's operating point. If you go for the 1.0-litre 66bhp engine, the WLTP figures are 58.9mpg (combined) and 110g/km. With the 1.0 T-GDI turbo variant, 50.4mpg and 128g/km is quoted. 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. If the car is sold through a Kia Used Approved Dealership when less than 18 months old or with less than 18,000 miles on the clock, the warranty will be topped up to match that of a new model.

Summary

It's not uncommon to assess a vehicle and wonder why it has been launched. Some manufacturers get their product design cycles out of phase with economic conditions, while others launch into a once fashionable market that's gone cold. Then there are those that arrive plum square with the right product at the right time and the Picanto is most definitely one of the latter. It doesn't do anything that's particularly fresh or radical but its blend of affordability coupled with solid engineering, impressive build quality, generous equipment and clean styling build upon its tiny ongoing running costs to form a convincing buying proposition. Back that up with a great warranty and this improved Kia Picanto emerges as one of the very best citycars we've seen in quite some time.

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