Kia Picanto GT Review – A bright, perky attitude but not a hot hatch

David Brown23 January 2019


Nearly three years ago Kia introduced their micro car, the Picanto, onto the Australian market. It was a model that was near the end of its product run having been sold in overseas markets including New Zealand.  It was launched here with only one variant, a normally  aspirated four cylinder with a four-speed automatic gearbox.

MY19 KIA PICANTO GT – rear static.


At the time we described it as a city car that struggled on rural roads.

The micro segment of the market in Australia was in decline and, even with some basic