Over the past couple of days, while we've been in Zurich testing the all new Aveo, we have heard nothing but good things about Kia's latest little car, the Picanto. Earlier this year we blogged all about the new baby Kia and it's features, but last week a few lucky journo's popped over the water to the continent to put it through its paces, and based on what we heard, apparently it's been very well received.
Arriving back to the office this morning and I have seen a Kia press release all about the little city car and the UK specifications.
Five-door range starts from a mere £7,995 OTR from the 17th June this year, offered in two new Kia engines a 68hp 1.0-litre and an 84hp 1.25-lire increasing MPG and decreasing CO2, boasting Kia's efficient dynamics with Intelligent Stop & Go technology.
Specification sees the standard kit include electric windows, immobiliser, body coloured elements including bumpers and door handles and a 60:40 split folding rear seat. Aside this the Picanto range is split between entry level '1' and '1 Air', progressing to a mid-range '2' and finally a top spec '3' model. Each level gains more standard equipment respectively, with LED running lights, automatic Air-con and even heated seats featuring within the top spec.
Overall it seems Kia have really pulled out all the stops with the little Picanto and I was gutted to have not been there for the launch but will definitely be chasing them for a demo from now.