Kia’s smallest warrior will benefit from distinctive styling changes on its premium models as well as some category first in new technology across the range. “These changes will benefit buyers of models across the range, bringing additional style, comfort and integrated technology to a car which already boasts safety and value as key considerations,” Mr Meredith said.
Kia dropped a toe in the water with second generation Picanto a couple of years ago and it sold in enough numbers to convince Kia to go ahead with gen III. It’s an interesting, cheap to run, tiddler-size, five-door hatch with a mix of old and new technology and a smattering of advanced driver assist technology. Looks good though, [...]
Kia’s sales have steadily increased year on year as the “cheap and cheerful” tag gives way to a“quality and value” moniker. Although the micro car segment has been stagnant, some passenger car sectors have gone backwards in a dramatic turn to SUV preferences. Kia’s growth puts it ahead of 10th place holder, Subaru, and is now in 9th place with [...]
For a tiny $15,510, you get a tiny 4 door city car. It has a 1.25L petrol engine, that could seriously use a turbo, which drives the tiny front, steel, hub-capped wheels, through an ancient and very outdated 4 speed automatic gearbox. The wheels are so small that when not being used to keep a Picanto off the floor, you [...]
On a slightly moody Canberra autumn day, Kia revealed its new Picanto to the press corp. It debuted 5 years ago overseas and is due to be replaced by a brand new model sometime next year. Kia has taken this bold move to deliver the current model in time to give it a chance to become a familiar model [...]
Kia’s Tiny Picanto: a Sensible, Reasonably Priced City Car (full review this coming Friday morning) In spite of the Super Mini segment accounting for only a small part Australian vehicle sales, Kia has made an audacious move to introduce its micro car. The model is now 5 years old and is approximately 12 months out from the [...]
World premiere for Kia SPORTSPACE concept First appearance of sporty new European Kia cee’d GT Line First production application of Kia’s all-new downsized 1.0-litre T-GDI engine and seven-speed dual-clutch transmission Upgraded Kia Picanto on-sale globally in first half of 2015 (SEOUL) February 27, 2015 – Kia Motors Europe will unveil the all-new Kia SPORTSPACE concept, a pair of upgraded [...]
press release: Updated exterior and interior design with new customisation options New premium features include cruise control and touchscreen infotainment Updates to 1.0-litre petrol engine and reduced stopping distance On sale across Europe by the end of Q1 2015 (SEOUL) February 2, 2015 – Kia Motors Europe will unveil the enhanced Kia Picanto at the 85th Salon International [...]