Overview
Introduction
Interior
Exterior
Safety
  • overview

    The all-new Picanto blends modern and distinctive exterior styling with a fresh, trendy interior. Combining the very highest standards of engineering with European aesthetics in every aspect of its exterior, interior, fixtures and fittings, the all-new Picanto speaks to the needs and wants of its customers. Offering cutting-edge safety features and advanced powertrains, the all-new Picanto will delight its drivers and surprise the competition.

  • interior

    Picanto’s new found maturity is also reflected in the interior design, which sets a new benchmark in its class. The sophisticated interior will offer buyers numerous ‘big car’ comfort and convenience features – many of them fitted for the first time on a car in this segment. It will set new class standards for material quality that introduces a ‘premium’ feel offering to this segment.

  • exterior

    Kia has taken a courageous new step with the latest version of its smallest model. The character of the car has been transformed from ‘cute’ and ‘friendly’ into mature and handsome, designed to turn heads on the high street, thanks to its good looking proportions and dynamic design language. Picanto in its newest form exudes a bold self-confidence and maturity which is unique in the A-segment. Up front, the face of the Picanto expresses the same assertive vigour and refinement as its bigger brother, the Sportage, and shares with them the same signature ‘tiger nose’ grille.

  • safety

    Both active and passive safety in the new Picanto has been raised to the next level. The all-new bodyshell created uses a greater percentage of high-strength steel and incorporates ring-shaped reinforcing loops within the B- and C-pillars, and across the floor pan and roof for improved rigidity. Available safety equipment include a driver airbag (1.0 litre) and an additional passenger airbag (1.0 LX and 1.2 EX) with ABS anti-lock braking for the 1.2 EX only. For additional safety, a new ESS (Emergency Stop Signal) system is available on the 1.2 EX. Sensors detect when the driver is braking suddenly and hard, and then flash the brake lights three times to alert following drivers that the car is slowing rapidly.

Specifications
  • Engine
      1.2 EX Auto 1.0 LX Auto 1.2 EX Man 1.0 LX Man
    Bore and Stroke (mm) 71 x 78.871 x 84.071 x 78.871 x 84.0
    Compression Ratio 10.5 : 110.5 : 110.5 : 110.5 : 1
    Displacement (cc) 12489981248998
    Engine Type In-line 4 cylinders 16 Valve DOHCIn-line 3 cylinders 12 Valve DOHCIn-line 4 cylinders 16 Valve DOHCIn-line 3 cylinders 12 Valve DOHC
    Max Power (kW @ rpm) 65 @ 6 00051 @ 6 20065 @ 6 00051 @ 6 200
    Max Torque (Nm @ rpm) 120 @ 4 00094 @ 3 500120 @ 4 00094 @ 3 500
  • Dimensions
      1.2 EX Auto 1.0 LX Auto 1.2 EX Man 1.0 LX Man
    Cargo Area Capacity (l) seats up/down (VDA) 200 - 605200 - 605200 - 605200 - 605
    Overall Length (Mm) 3595359535953595
    Overall Width (mm) 1595159515951595
    Overall Height (Mm) 1490149014901490
    Curb Weight 960960940960
    Min Ground Clearance (mm) 152152152152
  • Transmission
      1.2 EX Auto 1.0 LX Auto 1.2 EX Man 1.0 LX Man
    1st Gear 2.9192.9193.7273.727
    2nd Gear 1.5511.5511.8941.894
    3rd Gear 1.0001.0001.1921.192
    4th Gear 0.7130.7130.8530.853
    Final 4.5874.5874.0564.600
    Reverse 2.4802.4803.6363.636
  • Steering
      1.2 EX Auto 1.0 LX Auto 1.2 EX Man 1.0 LX Man
    Power Steering
    Turning Radius (m) 4.94.94.94.9
    Power Steering Motor Driven
  • Brakes
      1.2 EX Auto 1.0 LX Auto 1.2 EX Man 1.0 LX Man
    Front Brakes DiscDiscDiscDisc
    Rear Brakes DrumDrumDrumDrum
  • Suspension
      1.2 EX Auto 1.0 LX Auto 1.2 EX Man 1.0 LX Man
    Front Suspension McPherson strut with stabiliserMcPherson strut with stabiliserMcPherson strut with stabiliserMcPherson strut with stabiliser
    Rear Suspension Coupled Torsion Beam AxleCoupled Torsion Beam AxleCoupled Torsion Beam AxleCoupled Torsion Beam Axle
  • Wheels & Tyres
      1.2 EX Auto 1.0 LX Auto 1.2 EX Man 1.0 LX Man
    Tyres 175/50R15165/60R14175/50R15165/60R14
    Wheel Tread (Front / Rear) 1 409/1 4121 415 / 1 4181 409/1 4121 415 / 1 418
    Wheels 15" Alloy 14" Steel15" Alloy 1 415 / 1 41814" Steel
  • Fuel
      1.2 EX Auto 1.0 LX Auto 1.2 EX Man 1.0 LX Man
    Capacity (litres) 35353535
    Type Petrol UnleadedPetrol UnleadedPetrol UnleadedPetrol Unleaded
  • Features
      1.2 EX Auto 1.0 LX Auto 1.2 EX Man 1.0 LX Man
    Air Conditioning
    Alarm & immobiliser
    Body coloured bumpers
    Central locking
    Child anchors (ISOFIX)
    Airbag - Driver
    Headrest up and down
    Luggage floor box
    Parcel shelf
    Radio/CD front loader with MP3/iPod/USB connection
    Seat back pockets
    60:40 rear seats split
    Speakers 6464
    Tilt Steering
    Trip Computer
    Automatic Light Control (with escort and welcome home)
    Body coloured door handles ChromeChrome
    Body coloured mirrors
    Driver seat & seatbelt height adjuster
    Front electric windows
    Front fog lamps
    Passenger airbag
    Passenger seat undertray
    Rear window wiper
    ABS (Anti-lock Braking System)
    Bluetooth connectivity
    Electric/heated side mirrors
    Emergency stop signal
    Leather wrapped steering wheel & gear knob
    Rear electric windows
    Side sill moulding
    Steering wheel remote controls
    Sunroof OptionalOptional
  • Service & Warranty
      1.2 EX Auto 1.0 LX Auto 1.2 EX Man 1.0 LX Man
    Anti-Corrosion 3 Year/100 000km3 Year/100 000km3 Year/100 000km3 Year/100 000km
    Roadside Assistance 3 Year Unlimited km
    Service Intervals 15 000km / 1 Year15 000km / 1 Year15 000km / 1 Year15 000km / 1 Year
    Service Plan 2 Year/45000km OptionalOptionalOptionalOptional
    Warranty 5 Year/100 000km5 Year/100 000km5 Year/100 000km5 Year/100 000km
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Reviews

PICANTO reviews collected by Reevoo

Comfort
8.8
Build quality
8.8
Performance
8.5
Fun to drive
9.1
Practicality
9.0
Fuel economy
8.8
Features and Specification
9.0
Value for money
9.1
Overall rating
8.9
Scores 8.9 out of 10 based on 186 reviews
10 out of 10

Daniel

mosselbay
+
Luv my car
None
Confirmed purchase: 09 July 2014

PICANTO TA 1.2 EX AUTO

10 out of 10

Nyaundi

+
everything it left me speechless
Reviewer left no comment
Confirmed purchase: 02 July 2014

PICANTO TA 1.2 EX MAN

9 out of 10

Henriette

Sandton
+
Reviewer left no comment
WOULD LIKE AUTO DOOR LOCK
Confirmed purchase: 01 July 2014

PICANTO TA 1.2 EX AUTO