PICANTO

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GENERAL SPECIFICATION

Picanto

The new Kia Picanto

  1. SHORT STORY

Kia’s smallest car – restyled, re-engineered and better equipped 

  • Two EU6-compliant powertrains
  • Styling and quality enhancements to front, rear and interior
  • Standard equipment levels raised
  • Choice of three- and five-door models all with five seats
  • Stylish, spacious, versatile and fun to drive
  • All covered by Kia’s unique seven-year warranty 

The Picanto, Kia’s smallest car in the UK, has undergone a comprehensive package of styling, re-engineering and specification upgrades which were revealed at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show. Unlike many cars in its category, it offers buyers the choice of two body styles – three-door and five-door – each with its own distinctive character but united in delivering space, versatility and a high level of quality and specification in a compact, city-friendly package. Depending on model, it is available with a choice of two petrol engines which are ideally suited to the age of downsizing, fuel-saving and emissions-cutting. The larger of the two is available with the convenience of automatic transmission, reducing the stresses of city driving. 

The recently refreshed range is distinguished by subtle styling upgrades which further enhance the pert, fun-to-drive character of the Picanto. The interior trim features detailed enhancements which emphasise that the Picanto is a car of substance, despite its low price. Equipment levels have also been raised in many cases. More than ever, the Picanto feels like a big car in all but the amount of road space it occupies. 

The two engines available are both members of the Kappa family. There is a characterful three-cylinder 1.0-litre unit which is ideal for the city driving for which the Picanto was primarily designed, but is also far from its depth when longer journeys are necessary, and a 1.25-litre four-cylinder version which is available with either a five-speed manual or a four-speed automatic transmission. Both engines can be combined with Kia’s Intelligent Stop & Go (ISG) stop/start system, which means that no fuel is used and no emissions are created when the Picanto is stationary in traffic. It is standard on 1.25-litre manual models.         

Picanto five-door

The five-door Picanto offers buyers a choice of six trim grades – badged 1, 1 Air, SR7, 2, 3 and 4 – and the option of either engine. Grades 1, 1 Air and SR7 are available with the 1.0-litre engine; grade 2 offers both engines with ISG; grades 2 and 3 are 1.25-litre models and give buyers the choice of manual or automatic transmission; while grade 4 is sold solely as a 1.25-litre manual. 

The Picanto five-door proves that small cars can offer the luxury, refinement, safety and comfort of a larger model without the size and cost. It is a car of contradictions – strong performance with low fuel consumption and CO2 emissions; stylish, high-quality, safe and luxurious without a premium price tag; and roomy while taking up the minimum of road space. 

Its expressive front end blends into strongly sculpted and dynamic sides which emphasise the car’s strength and maturity and give it a premium presence. Attention to detail is everywhere, and has resulted in a drag co-efficient of Cd 0.31 – far better than the majority of A-segment cars and a useful contributor to the car’s high fuel economy and low emissions. The 1 and 1 Air models have a black grille with a silver surround, the SR7 – which replaces the former VR7 but adds significantly more equipment, as well as grades 2, 3 and 4 has a chrome surround. 

There is a revised front bumper with new, vertical foglamp housings and projection lamps, and a restyled rear bumper. New, eight-spoke, petal-shaped 14-inch alloy wheels are exclusive to the 2 grade, which also benefits from the option of striking Atlantic Blue metallic paint, also offered on grade 3. The SR7 is exclusively offered with Honey Yellow metallic paint. Depending on model, the other paint options are Clear White, Bright Silver, Galaxy Black, Blaze Red and Fuchsia Blush.  

The Picanto occupies slightly less than 3.6 metres of road, but a long wheelbase allied to clever packaging has resulted in exceptional cabin space and a luggage capacity of 200 litres.   

Picanto three-door

The three-door Picanto is offered in two trim guises, both powered by the 1.0-litre engine. The entry-level Picanto 1 grade is joined by the SR7 version, which provides a high level of equipment at an exceptional-value price. 

If the five-door Picanto is the small car grown up, then the three-door is the same but with a twinkle in its eye. The three-door Picanto has a unique, sporty character while managing to deliver similar practicality and safety to the five-door model, and has undergone the same styling upgrades. Globally, the market for Picanto-sized cars in 2015 will grow to around 3.3 million units. Around a million of these will be three-door cars, which is why Kia offers both body styles. In the UK, the importance of the three-door car is particularly pronounced: the sales split is only 55:45 in favour of five-door models, in the A-segment market. 

The dimensions of the three- and five-door Picanto are identical to ensure they enjoy the same levels of interior space and crash safety. However, that statement does not do justice to the wealth of detailed work undertaken by President of Design Peter Schreyer and his creative teams to ensure the three-door car has its own, unique character. 

In profile, the doors, rear panels and glass aft of the A-pillar give the three-door Picanto a dynamic appearance, accentuated by the rising belt line that slices through the door handle on each side, and the aerodynamically shaped side sills 

A new Honey Yellow metallic paint finish is offered on the SR7 model in addition to the previous colours of Clear White, Galaxy Black and Blaze Red or Bright Silver (grade 1). 

The three-door Picanto is a practical small car with five seats and a big boot within an overall length of less than 3.6 metres, just like the five-door. And while its primary role might not be as a family runabout, Kia has done everything to make access to the back easy for those occasions when owners want to give a lift to friends or relatives. Sliding and tilting front seats provide a wide ‘walk-in’ to the split rear bench. 

Interior upgrades

The Picanto’s new-found maturity is reflected in the interior design and the choice of sophisticated trim materials, which set a benchmark in the A-sector for quality. The major controls are arranged in a way which is attractive while ensuring they are easy to use. The layout emphasises the width and space of the cabin.

The Picanto now features chrome embellishments around the cylinder cluster and on the air vent knobs, and a high-gloss black cover on the gear selector – detailed additions which enhance the quality and workmanship evident throughout the cabin. There is also an upgraded audio system with fewer buttons and faster responses.   

With both body styles the upholstery of grade 1 models is black cloth (also with the five-door 1 Air). Premium black cloth is fitted to all other versions. There is leather trim on the steering wheel and gearshifter from grades SR7 upwards. Silver paint adorns the centre fascia, steering wheel bezel and gearshifter top on grades 1 and 1 Air, with metallic paint on the same elements in all other versions. From SR7 upwards there is a silver finish on the interior door handles and handbrake button. 

Plush or plusher – the model range  

The Picanto 1 – and the five-door Picanto 1 Air, which adds air conditioning to the standard specification – is the entry-level model in the range, but there has been no skimping on equipment. Factory-fitted features include a height-adjustable driver’s seat, a tilt-adjustable steering column and Motor-Driven Power Steering. In-car entertainment is provided by a standard RDS radio and CD player with MP3 compatibility and four speakers. 

Grades 1 and 1 Air also have body-coloured exterior door handles and mirrors, front electric windows, remote central locking with a fold-away key, all-round height-adjustable head restraints, tinted glass, headlight levelling and 60:40 split folding rear seats, and there is a comprehensive safety specification which offers buyers of every version the same protection. 

The SR7 versions offer an exceptional level of equipment with the frugality of the 1.0-litre engine. The comprehensive list of standard equipment adds, over and above 1 and 1 Air, 14-inch alloy wheels, chrome exterior door handles, locking wheel nuts and electrically adjustable and heated door mirrors. There is also privacy glass on the rear side windows and tailgate, ‘welcome’ and ‘follow-me-home’ lights and automatic headlight control. 

Inside, the SR7 features air conditioning, steering wheel-mounted controls, electric front windows with an automatic up/down function on the driver’s side, and two front seat-back pockets, Bluetooth with music streaming, USB and Aux ports, reversing sensors and speed-sensing automatic door locking.        

Picanto 2 contains a host of additional equipment typically seen on cars from the B-segment and above – unique 14-inch alloy wheels, automatic air conditioning (manual models only), front foglights (manual models only), Bluetooth connectivity with voice recognition and full iPod control with USB & AUX ports, all-round electric windows and heated electrically operated folding door mirrors with integrated LED side repeaters. 

Key additions to Picanto 3 are 15-inch alloy wheels, projection headlamps, LED daytime running lights and rear combination lamps, a premium supervision cluster, heated front seats, a driver’s-side vanity mirror with Hollywood-style LED illumination, a six-speaker audio system and remote audio controls on the steering wheel. 

The luxurious Picanto 4 tops this with an electric tilting and sliding sunroof, a smart key with engine start/stop button, a heated steering wheel, UV solar windscreen glass, cruise control with a speed limiter and a reversing camera system (integrated into Sat Nav Screen).. 

Two ultra-efficient powertrains

The Picanto is available with two ultra-efficient engines which perfectly suit the trend for smaller-capacity power units with outstanding performance. Both conform to EU6 emissions regulations as of autumn 2015.

The two engines are from the Kappa family, and were new at the time of the Picanto’s launch. The three-cylinder 1.0-litre unit delivers 65bhp and 95Nm of torque through a five-speed manual gearbox, while the 1.25-litre four-cylinder version develops 84bhp and 121Nm of torque, and is available with either a five-speed manual or a four-speed automatic transmission, depending on model. In both cases low-end torque has been improved, to the benefit of performance in city driving.

The 1.0-litre engine has combined fuel economy of 62.8mpg with CO2 emissions of 105g/km in standard form. In both cases it gives the Picanto lively performance, particularly at the urban speeds for which it is ideally suited. The 0-60mph acceleration time is 14.1 seconds, while the top speed is 98mph. 

The 1.25-litre four-cylinder version with the five-speed manual gearbox and standard ISG has fuel economy and emissions of 60.1mpg (2 grade) or 61.4mpg (grades 3 and 4) with respective CO2 emissions of 109 and 106g/km, while with the four-speed automatic gearbox the figures are 50.4mpg and 130g/km. The 0-60mph times are 11.5 seconds for manual versions and 13.2 seconds for automatics, while the respective top speeds are 108 and 101mph.   

The suspension features MacPherson struts at the front and a coupled torsion beam axle at the rear, a layout which gives the best combination of ride and handling while minimising intrusions into passenger and luggage space. No changes were necessary as it already endowed the Picanto with excellent straight-line stability and a supple ride over typical British bumps. A stiff rear axle aids agility while also contributing to the car’s impressive stability and comfort. 

The steering system is Kia’s acclaimed Motor-Driven Power Steering (MDPS). This delivers the twin benefits of reduced fuel consumption, by drawing on engine power only when needed, while reducing the driver effort needed for parking and manoeuvring. 

Safety across the board

Kia’s democratic approach to occupant safety – the belief that all customers deserve equal protection – includes a full range of standard features that make many potential accidents preventable. A stiff body structure­ – with optimum crumple zones to absorb crash impacts while preventing intrusion into the passenger cell – is the first line of defence and there is a complete set of passive safety equipment. Pedestrians are not forgotten, either, with measures to help protect them in an accident. 

Kia’s approach is that the most survivable accident is the one that never happens, so the Picanto’s electronic safety equipment includes the potentially life-saving features of Electronic Stability Control (ESC) and Vehicle Stability Management (VSM) to keep the car on course in slippery conditions or when cornering in an over-exuberant manner. All versions have anti-lock brakes (ABS), Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD) to apportion stopping effort to the wheels with most traction, and Emergency Brake Assist (BAS), ensuring maximum stopping power in an emergency, regardless of the pressure applied to the pedal by the driver. 

Should the worst happen, every Picanto has front, side and curtain airbags to cushion heads and torsos against impacts from any angle. Front seat-belt pre-tensioners and load limiters brace occupants against a crash impact while reducing the risk of chest injury.

The best warranty in the business

In line with every Kia, the Picanto comes with the best warranty in the business – seven years or 100,000 miles, including labour, subject to terms and conditions. The warranty is fully transferable to the next owner if the car is sold before the time or mileage limit expires. The Picanto requires servicing every 10,000 miles or 12 months, and retail customers are able to benefit from low-cost Care-3 and Care-3 Plus servicing packages. These are also transferable.  

The Picanto three-door range:

Model

Power bhp

Torque

Nm

0-60 sec

Max speed mph

Average mpg

CO2 g/km

Picanto 1 1.0-litre

65

95

14.1

98

62.8

105

Picanto SR7 1.0-litre

65

95

14.1

98

62.8

105

 

The Picanto five-door range:

Model

Power bhp

Torque

Nm

0-60 sec

Max speed mph

Average mpg

CO2 g/km

Picanto 1 1.0-litre

65

95

14.1

98

62.8

105

Picanto 1 Air 1.0-litre

65

95

14.1

98

62.8

105

Picanto SR7 1.0-litre

65

95

14.1

98

62.8

105

Picanto 2 1.0-litre ISG

65

95

14.1

98

61.4

106

Picanto 2 1.25-litre ISG

84

121

11.5

108

60.1

109

Picanto 2 1.25-litre auto

84

121

13.2

101

50.4

130

Picanto 3 1.25-litre ISG

84

121

11.5

108

61.4

106

Picanto 3 1.25-litre auto

84

121

13.2

101

50.4

130

Picanto 4 1.25-litre ISG

84

121

11.5

108

61.4

106

 

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  1. WHAT’S NEW ABOUT THE NEW 2015 KIA PICANTO

All the changes at a glance 

Exterior

  • New radiator grille
  • New front bumper with projection foglamps
  • New rear bumper
  • New 14-inch alloy wheels (five-door grade 2)
  • New Honey Yellow metallic body colour (SR7 models)
  • New Atlantic Blue metallic body colour (five-door grades 2 and 3) 

Interior

  • Chrome rings around instrument cluster cylinder and on air vent knobs
  • New high-gloss black cover on gearshifter

Powertrains

  • EU6-compliant 1.0-litre and 1.25-litre Kappa engines
  • Improved torque at low rpm for both engines
  • ISG standard with 1.25 engine and available with 1.0-litre (Grade 2)

Features

  • Audio system upgraded
  • VR7 becomes SR7 and gains added equipment
  • Privacy glass and automatic lights now standard on SR7
  • Automatic air conditioning and front foglights added to manual 2 grade
  • Cruise control and speed limiter added to 4 grade
  • Reversing Camera System (integrated into Sat Nav Screen) added to 4 grade

 

 

  1. DESIGN AND PACKAGING

Small is beautiful – and spacious 

Kias are now desirable for their style and quality as well as their excellent value for money.

That continues with the Picanto, which advances Kia’s reputation as a manufacturer of trend-setting cars with global appeal. It has mature and handsome lines designed to turn heads in any high street. With its muscular wheel arches, low and wide rocker panels and wide-set alloy wheels on the majority of trim grades, it exudes stability and strength. 

There are distinctive designs for the three- and five-door models, both variants have 5 seats unlike some other competitor models. The expressive front end of the five-door blends into strongly sculpted and dynamic sides which give the car a premium presence. A strong feature line brings dynamic tension to the car’s profile and neatly integrates the exterior door handles. Attention to detail is everywhere and has resulted in a drag co-efficient of Cd 0.31 – far better than the majority of A-segment cars and a useful contributor to the Picanto’s high fuel economy and low emissions. The 1 and 1 Air models have a black grille with a silver surround, the SR7 and grades 2, 3 and 4 have a chrome surround.   

The face of the Picanto, featuring Kia’s signature tiger-nose grille, expresses vigour and refinement. Daytime running lamps (LED on Picanto 3 and 4 versions) emphasise the car’s high levels of design and technical sophistication. For 2015 there is a revised front bumper with new, vertical foglamp housings and projection lamps, and a restyled rear bumper. New, eight-spoke, petal-shaped 14-inch alloy wheels are exclusive to the 2 grade, which also benefits from the option of striking Atlantic Blue metallic paint, also offered on grade 3. The SR7 is exclusively offered with the new Honey Bee Yellow metallic paint finish. Depending on model, the other paint options are Clear White, Bright Silver, Galaxy Black, Blaze Red and Fuchsia Blush.   

The three-door Picanto has the same styling upgrades as the five-door, but differs completely from it aft of the A-pillars. The doors, rear panels and windows are unique to the three-door, giving the car an even more dynamic appearance. 

There are chrome-finished exterior door handles on the upper trim levels of three- and five-door models, along with electrically folding heated door mirrors with LED indicator lights.

The big little car

The dimensions of the two models are identical to ensure they deliver the same levels of interior space and crash safety. Both versions exhibit a maturity that is reflected in their interior design and choice of trim materials, which set new benchmarks in class for quality. 

In its latest guise the Picanto features chrome embellishments around the three-cylinder instrument cluster and on the air vent knobs, and a high-gloss black cover on the gear selector – detailed additions which enhance the quality and workmanship evident throughout the cabin. There is also, depending on model, an upgraded audio system with fewer buttons and faster responses; the “My Music” function allows music to be stored in the unit’s device from external sources.  

With both body styles the upholstery of grade 1 models is black cloth (also with the five-door 1 Air). Premium black cloth is fitted to all other versions. There is leather trim on the steering wheel and gearshifter from grades SR7 upwards. Silver paint adorns the centre fascia, steering wheel bezel and gearshifter top on grades 1 and 1 Air, with metallic paint on the same elements in all other versions. From SR7 upwards there is a silver finish on the interior door handles and handbrake button. Grades 3 and 4 also have ambient front centre console illumination.

The interior architecture shows the same chic functionality as the exterior. The major controls are arranged in a way that is attractive while ensuring they are easy to use. The layout emphasises the width and space of the cabin. A thick-rimmed two-spoke steering wheel and Kia’s familiar three-cylinder instrument cluster with clear and precise graphics reflect the consistency applied to all the company’s models.

The Picanto occupies slightly less than 3.6 metres of road space, but a long wheelbase allied to clever packaging has resulted in exceptional cabin space with a luggage capacity of 200 litres, which expands to 870 litres with the rear seats folded. 

While the primary role of the three-door model might not be as a family runabout, Kia has done everything to make access to the back easy for when owners want to give a lift to friends or relatives. Sliding and tilting front seats provide a wide ‘walk-in’ to the split rear bench.

 

 

  1. SPECIFICATION

Good things come in small packages 

The Picanto 1 – and the five-door Picanto 1 Air, which adds air conditioning to the standard specification – is the entry-level model in the range, but there has been no skimping on equipment. Factory-fitted features include a height-adjustable seat, a tilt-adjustable steering column and Motor-Driven Power Steering. In-car entertainment is provided by a standard RDS radio and CD player with MP3 compatibility and four speakers. 

Grades 1 and 1 Air also have body-coloured exterior door handles and mirrors, front electric windows, remote central locking with a fold-away key, all-round height-adjustable head restraints, tinted glass, headlight levelling and 60:40 split folding rear seats. 

The comprehensive safety specification – which offers buyers of every version the same protection – includes ABS brakes with Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD) and Emergency Brake Assist (BAS), Electronic Stability Control (ESC) with Vehicle Stability Management (VSM), Hill-start Assist Control (HAC) and six airbags. 

The SR7 versions offer an exceptional level of equipment with the frugality of the 1.0-litre engine. The comprehensive list of standard equipment adds, over and above 1 and 1 Air, 14-inch alloy wheels, chrome exterior door handles, locking wheel nuts and electrically adjustable and heated door mirrors. There is also privacy glass on the rear side windows and tailgate, ‘welcome’ and ‘follow-me-home’ lights and automatic headlight control. 

Inside, there is air conditioning, steering wheel-mounted controls, electric front windows with an automatic up/down function on the driver’s side, and two front seat-back pockets, Bluetooth with music streaming, USB and iPod ports, reversing sensors and speed-sensing automatic door locking.        

Picanto 2 contains a host of additional equipment typically seen on cars from the B-segment and above – unique 14-inch alloy wheels, automatic air conditioning, front foglights, Bluetooth connectivity with voice recognition and full iPod control with USB & AUX ports, all-round electric windows and heated electrically operated folding door mirrors with integrated LED side repeaters. 

Key additions to Picanto 3 are 15-inch alloy wheels, projection headlamps, LED daytime running lights and rear combination lamps, a premium supervision cluster, heated front seats, a driver’s-side vanity mirror with Hollywood-style LED illumination, a six-speaker audio system and audio remote controls on the steering wheel. 

The luxurious Picanto 4 tops this with an electric tilting and sliding sunroof, a smart key with engine start/stop button, a heated steering wheel, UV solar windscreen glass, cruise control with a speed limiter and a reversing camera system (integrated into Sat Nav Screen). 

Specification – Picanto 3dr  

EXTERIOR DESIGN & LIGHTING

1

SR7

14" Steel Wheels (165 / 60 R14)

P

-

14" Alloy Wheels (165 / 60 R14)

-

P

Full Wheel Covers

P

-

Body Coloured Bumpers

P

P

Body Coloured Mirrors and Exterior Handles

P

-

Body Coloured Mirrors and Chrome Exterior Handles

-

P

Black Radiator Grille with Silver Surround

P

-

Black Radiator Grille with Chrome Surround

-

P

Tinted Glass

P

P

Privacy Glass (Rear Windows & Tailgate)

-

P

Welcome & Follow-me-home Light Functionality

-

P

Headlight Levelling Device

P

P

Automatic Headlight Control

-

P

Rear Fog Light

P

P

Daytime Running Lights

P

P

Rear Combination Lights

P

P

High-mounted Brake Light

P

P

Speed Variable Front Wipers

P

P

Rear Wiper/Washer

P

P

Heated Rear Window

P

P

Manually Adjustable Door Mirrors

P

-

Electrically Adjustable and Heated Door Mirrors

-

P

Metallic Paint 

OPT

OPT

INTERIOR DESIGN & COMFORT

 

 

Black Cloth Upholstery

P

-

Premium Black Cloth Upholstery

-

P

Sliding & Reclining Front Seats

P

P

Driver's Seat Height Adjuster

P

P

Tilt Steering Wheel Adjustment

P

P

Leather Trimmed Steering Wheel and Gearshifter

-

P

Silver Paint Centre Fascia, Steering Wheel Bezel & Gearshift Top Trim

P

-

Metallic Paint Centre Fascia, Steering Wheel Bezel  & Gearshift Top Trim

-

P

Silver Finished Interior Door Handles & Handbrake Button

-

P

4-speed Ventilation Fan with Heater Unit

P

-

Air Conditioning

-

P

Day & Night Rear-view Mirror

P

P

Steering Wheel Mounted Controls

--

P

Front Electric Windows

P

-

Front Electric Windows with Driver's Auto Up/Down Function

-

P

Remote Central Door Locking & Fold-away Key

P

P

STORAGE, VERSATILITY & INTERIOR LIGHTING

 

 

60:40 Split Folding 2nd Row Seats

P

P

3 x Passenger Assist Grips

P

P

2 x Coat Hooks (Rear)

P

P

Front 12V Power Socket

P

P

Glovebox

P

P

Front Seatback Pocket (Passenger and Driver's Side)

-

P

Front Door Map Pockets

P

P

Front Passenger Seat Undertray

-

P

Centre Console Cupholders

P

P

Front Cabin Light

P

P

Sunvisors with Vanity Mirrors & Ticket Holder on Driver's side

P

P

Tyre Repair Kit

P

P

Luggage Area Light

P

P

Luggage Area Parcel Shelf

P

P

AUDIO, COMMUNICATION & INFORMATION

 

 

2-speaker System

P

P

4-speaker System

P

P

RDS Radio/CD Audio with MP3 Disc Compatibility

P

P

Bluetooth  with Voice Recognition & Music Streaming

-

P

USB & AUX Ports

-

P

My Music Function with storage & playback capacity

P

P

Reversing Sensors

-

P

Tachometer

P

P

Trip Computer (Distance to Empty, Ave. Fuel Consumption, Instant Fuel Consumption, Average Speed, Trip Mileage & Journey Time Elapsed)

P

P

Digital Clock

P

P

ACTIVE SAFETY & DRIVING DYNAMICS

 

 

ABS with Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD) & Brake-Assist System (BAS)

P

P

Electronic Stability Control (ESC) & Vehicle Stability Management (VSM)

P

P

Hill-start Assist Control (HAC)

P

P

Emergency Stop Signalling

P

P

Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)

P

P

Motor Driven Power Steering (MDPS)

P

P

Low Rolling Resistance Tyres

P

P

PASSIVE SAFETY

 

 

Twin Front Airbags

P

P

Front Passenger Airbag Cut-off Switch

P

P

Side & Curtain Airbags

P

P

Side Impact Protection System

P

P

All-round Height Adjustable Headrests

P

P

All-round 3-Point Seatbelts

P

P

Front Seatbelt Height Adjustable Anchors

-

P

Front Seatbelt Pre-tensioners & Load-limiters

P

P

Seatbelt Reminder Warning

P

P

ISOFIX Child Seat Top Tethers & Anchor Fixings

P

P

Inside Handle Over Ride (Driver & Passenger) - 2 Motion

P

P

Impact Sensing Auto Door Unlocking

P

P

Grab-type Exterior Door Handles

P

P

SECURITY

 

 

Anti-Theft Alarm System

P

P

Engine Immobiliser

P

P

Locking Wheel Nuts

-

P

Visible Vehicle Identification No. (VIN)

P

P

Speed Sensing Auto Door Locking (Dealer-activated Feature)

-

P

 

Specification – Picanto 5dr

EXTERIOR DESIGN & LIGHTING

1

1 Air

SR7

2

3

4

14" Steel Wheels (165 / 60 R14)

P

P

-

-

-

-

14" Alloy Wheels (165/ 60 R14)

-

-

P

P

-

-

15" Alloy Wheels (175/ 50 R15)

-

-

-

-

P

P

Full Wheel Covers

P

P

-

-

-

-

Body Coloured Bumpers

P

P

P

P

P

P

Body Coloured Mirrors and Exterior Handles

P

P

-

-

-

-

Body Coloured Mirrors and Chrome Exterior Handles

-

-

P

P

P

P

Black Radiator Grille with Silver Surround

P

P

-

-

-

-

Black Radiator Grille with Chrome Surround

-

-

P

P

P

P

Body Coloured Side Sill Mouldings

-

-

P

-

P

P

Tinted Glass

P

P

P

P

P

P

UV Solar windscreen Glass

-

-

-

-

-

P

Privacy Glass (Rear Windows & Tailgate)

-

-

P

P

P

P

EcoDynamics Badge

-

-

-

(Manual ISG only)

-

P

Projection Headlights

-

-

-

-

P

P

Welcome & Follow-me-home Light Functionality

-

-

P

-

P

P

Headlight Levelling Device

P

P

P

P

P

P

Automatic Headlight Control

-

-

P

P

P

P

Front Fog Lights

-

-

-

-

P

P

Rear Fog Light

P

P

P

P

P

P

Daytime Running Lights

P

P

P

P

-

-

LED Daytime Running Lights

-

-

-

-

P

P

Rear Combination Lights

P

P

P

P

-

-

LED Rear Combination Lights

-

-

-

-

P

P

High-mounted Brake Light

P

P

P

P

-

-

LED High-mounted Brake Light

-

-

-

-

P

P

Speed Variable Front Wipers

P

P

P

P

P

P

Rear Wiper/Washer

P

P

P

P

P

P

Heated Rear Window

P

P

P

P

P

P

Manually Adjustable Door Mirrors

P

P

-

-

-

-

Electrically Adjustable Heated Door Mirrors

-

-

P

-

-

-

Electrically Folding, Adjustable & Heated Door Mirrors with LED Indicator Lights

-

-

-

P

P

P

Metallic Paint  

OPT

OPT

OPT

OPT

OPT

OPT

INTERIOR DESIGN & COMFORT

 

 

 

 

 

 

Black Cloth Upholstery

P

P

-

-

-

-

Premium Black Cloth Upholstery

-

-

P

P

P

P

Sliding & Reclining Front Seats

P

P

P

P

P

P

Driver's Seat Height Adjuster

P

P

P

P

P

P

Heated Front Seats

-

-

-

-

P

P

Heated Steering Wheel

-

-

-

-

P

P

Tilt Steering Wheel Adjustment

P

P

P

P

P

P

Leather Trimmed Steering Wheel and Gearshift

-

-

P

P

P

P

Silver Paint Centre Fascia, Steering Wheel Bezel & Gearshift Top Trim

P

P

-

-

-

-

Metallic Paint Centre Fascia, Steering Wheel Bezel & Gearshift Top Trim

-

-

P

P

P

P

Silver Finished Interior Door Handles & Handbrake Button

-

-

P

P

P

P

4-speed Ventilation Fan with Heater Unit

P

-

-

-

-

-

Air Conditioning

-

P

P

P

-

-

Automatic Air Conditioning

-

-

-

P

P

P

Day & Night Rear-view Mirror

P

P

P

P

P

P

Steering Wheel Mounted Controls

-

-

P

P

P

P

Front Electric Windows

P

P

-

-

-

-

Front & Rear Electric Windows with Driver’s Auto Up/Down Function

-

-

P

P

P

P

Remote Central Door Locking & Fold-away Key

P

P

P

P

P

-

Smart Key with Engine Start Button

-

-

-

-

-

P

Electric Tilting & Sliding Sunroof

-

-

-

-

-

P

Cruise Control and Speed Limiter

-

-

-

-

-

P

STORAGE, VERSATILITY & INTERIOR LIGHTING

 

 

 

 

 

 

60:40 Split Folding 2nd Row Seats

P

P

P

P

P

P

3 x Passenger Assist Grips

P

P

P

P

P

P

2 x Coat Hooks (Rear)

P

P

P

P

P

P

Front 12V Power Socket

P

P

P

P

P

P

Glovebox

P

P

P

P

P

P

Front Seatback Pocket (Passenger and Driver's Side)

-

-

P

P

P

P

Front Door Map Pockets

P

P

P

P

P

P

Centre Console Cupholders

P

P

P

P

P

P

Ambient Lighting - Front Centre Console Illumination

-

-

-

-

P

P

Front Cabin Light

P

P

P

P

P

P

Sunvisors with Vanity Mirrors & Ticket Holder on Driver's side

P

P

P

P

P

P

Driver's Side Vanity Mirror with 'Hollywood Style' LED Illumination

-

-

-

-

P

P

Tyre Repair Kit

P

P

P

P

P

P

Luggage Area Light

P

P

P

P

P

P

Luggage Area Parcel Shelf

P

P

P

P

P

P

AUDIO, COMMUNICATION & INFORMATION

 

 

 

 

 

 

2-speaker System

P

P

-

-

-

-

4-speaker System

-

-

P

P

-

-

6-speaker System

-

-

-

-

P

P

RDS Radio/CD Audio with MP3 Disc Compatibility

P

P

P

P

-

-

RDS Radio Audio with MP3 Compatibility

-

-

-

-

P

P

Bluetooth with Voice Recognition & Music Streaming

-

-

P

P

-

-

Bluetooth® with Music Streaming

-

-

-

-

P

P

USB & AUX Ports for Connection of an Audio Media Device (iPod / Memory Stick)

-

-

P

P

P

P

My Music Function with storage & playback capacity

P

P

P

P

-

-

7" Touchscreen Satellite Navigation with European Mapping

-

-

-

-

P

P

Reversing Sensors

-

-

P

-

P

P

Reversing Camera System (integrated into Sat Nav Screen)

-

-

-

-

P

P

Tachometer

P

P

P

P

P

P

Trip Computer (Distance to Empty, Ave. Fuel Consumption, Instant Fuel Consumption, Average Speed, Trip Mileage & Journey Time Elapsed)

P

P

P

P

P

P

Premium Supervision Cluster

-

-

-

-

P

P

External Temperature Display

-

-

-

-

P

P

Digital Clock

P

P

P

P

P

P

ACTIVE SAFETY & DRIVING DYNAMICS

 

 

 

 

 

 

ABS with Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD) & Brake-Assist System (BAS)

P

P

P

P

P

P

Electronic Stability Control (ESC) & Vehicle Stability Management (VSM)

P

P

P

P

P

P

Hill-start Assist Control (HAC)

P

P

P

P

P

P

Emergency Stop Signalling

P

P

P

P

P

P

Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)

P

P

P

P

P

P

Motor Driven Power Steering (MDPS)

P

P

P

P

P

P

Intelligent Stop & Go (ISG)

-

-

-

P
(Manual only)

-

P

Low Rolling Resistance Tyres

P

P

P

P

P

P

PASSIVE SAFETY

 

 

 

 

 

 

Twin Front Airbags

P

P

P

P

P

P

Front Passenger Airbag Cut-off Switch

P

P

P

P

P

P

Side & Curtain Airbags

P

P

P

P

P

P

Side Impact Protection System

P

P

P

P

P

P

All-round Height Adjustable Headrests

P

P

P

P

P

P

All-round 3-Point Seatbelts

P

P

P

P

P

P

Front Seatbelt Height Adjustable Anchors

-

-

P

P

P

P

Front Seatbelt Pre-tensioners & Load-limiters

P

P

P

P

P

P

Seatbelt Reminder Warning

P

P

P

P

P

P

ISOFIX Child Seat Top Tethers & Anchor Fixings

P

P

P

P

P

P

Inside Handle Over Ride (Driver & Passenger) - 2 Motion

P

P

P

P

P

P

Impact Sensing Auto Door Unlocking

P

P

P

P

P

P

Grab-type Exterior Door Handles

P

P

P

P

P

P

SECURITY

 

 

 

 

 

 

Anti-Theft Alarm System

P

P

P

P

P

P

Engine Immobiliser

P

P

P

P

P

P

Locking Wheel Nuts

-

-

P

P

P

P

Visible Vehicle Identification No. (VIN)

P

P

P

P

P

P

Child Safety Rear Door Locks

P

P

P

P

P

P

Speed Sensing Auto Door Locking (Dealer-activated Feature)

-

-

P

P

P

P

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. ALL THINGS MECHANICAL

            Highly efficient Kappa engines for low consumption and emissions

The second-generation Picanto was launched with a new platform, two new engines with Kia’s EcoDynamics fuel-saving technology and revised transmissions and suspension to ensure that it more than lives up to the claim that it is ‘the small car grown up’. 

The new 1.0- and 1.25-litre Kappa petrol engines now meet EU6 emissions regulations and are paragons of small-car performance, refinement and efficiency, delivering more than 60mpg average fuel economy with manual transmission, while CO2 emissions are as low as 105g/km. The larger of the two engines is available with automatic transmission and even this comfortably exceeds 50mpg on the official combined cycle. 

The Kappa engines

The Kappa engines are a three-cylinder 998cc unit and a four-cylinder with a displacement of 1248cc. Both have the same 71mm cylinder bore, but the four-cylinder version has a shorter piston stroke – 78.8mm against 84mm. 

They have a common 10.5:1 compression ratio, a cast aluminium block, continuously variable valve timing with low-friction beehive valve springs, an offset crankshaft and a maintenance-free long-life timing chain. 

The 1.0-litre unit is offered with a five-speed manual gearbox. It develops 65bhp at 5,500rpm and 95Nm of torque at 3,500rpm, giving the car a 98mph top speed and 0-60mph acceleration in 14.1 seconds. But of greater interest for budget-conscious buyers is its excellent combined economy of 62.8mpg, while the environmentally conscious buyer or company car user will be attracted by its CO2 emissions of only 105g/km in standard form and 106g/km with ISG. That means it attracts the lowest rate of benefit-in-kind taxation (apart from the Kia Soul EV). The 1.0-litre Picanto is also exempt from Vehicle Excise Duty. 

The 1.25-litre four-cylinder Kappa engine develops 84bhp at 6,000rpm and 121Nm of torque at 4,000rpm. It is allied to either a five-speed manual gearbox or a four-speed torque-converter automatic transmission. In manual form it is fitted as standard with ISG. The manual has a top speed of 108mph and 0-60mph acceleration in 11.5 seconds. Combined fuel economy is 60.1mpg in the Picanto 2 on 14-inch wheels and 61.4mpg in the Picanto 3 and 4 on 15-inch wheels, while the respective CO2 emissions figures are 106 and 109g/km. 

With automatic transmission the Picanto 2 averages an impressive 50.1mpg in the official combined cycle, with CO2 emissions of 130g/km, while the respective figures for the Picanto 3 are 50.4mpg and 130g/km. The top speed of both is 101mph, while 0-60mph comes up in 13.2 seconds. 

EcoDynamics

EcoDynamics is the name Kia gives to the green umbrella which covers a range of current and future fuel-saving, CO2-cutting technologies. It already includes alternative-fuel vehicles as well as the improvements Kia is constantly making to internal combustion engines alongside other measures to reduce fuel consumption, emissions and running costs. 

These include the adoption of the Intelligent Stop & Go (ISG) engine cut-out system with the five-speed manual gearbox. ISG automatically stops the engine when the car is stationary in traffic and the driver puts the gearlever into neutral and releases the clutch pedal, and restarts it as soon as the clutch is partially pressed again. 

ISG consists of crankshaft position, battery and vacuum sensors plus neutral, on-off and clutch switches that feed into an electronic control unit (ECU). This operates the starter and intelligent alternator. The air conditioning and bonnet switch also feed into the ECU. There is also a brake booster switch to make sure the engine continues to operate if brake boost falls too low.

The crankshaft position sensor measures the crank angle during engine run-out and monitors it while the vehicle is stopped, ensuring the starter is activated for as short a time as possible by optimising cranking and combustion. The battery sensor monitors battery condition, while the clutch and neutral switches recognise when the driver wishes to continue driving and ensure the engine is started.   

A heavy-duty maintenance-free AGM (Absorbent Glass Mat) battery delivers the power necessary to run the system, and intelligent alternator management reduces drain on the battery while accelerating and recharges the battery when coasting and braking. 

Suspension, steering and brakes

The Picanto features MacPherson struts at the front and a coupled torsion beam axle at the rear, a layout which gives the best combination of ride and handling while minimising intrusions into passenger and luggage space. 

The front suspension struts have a 4.1-degree castor angle for optimum straightline stability. Long wheel travel with short bump stops and relatively soft springs ensure a supple ride. 

The torsion beam rear axle is extremely stiff to reduce understeer and improve agility. Stability and ride comfort benefit from large trailing arm bushes, softened springs and short bump stops. 

The rack and pinion steering system features Kia’s acclaimed Motor-Driven Power Assist (MDPS). This delivers the twin benefits of reduced fuel consumption by drawing on engine power only when needed compared with conventional belt-driven power steering, while reducing the driver effort needed for parking and manoeuvring. The Picanto can turn in just 9.8 metres and requires 3.4 turns between the extremes of lock. 

Anti-lock (ABS) is standard, as is Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD) to apportion stopping effort to the wheels with most traction. Emergency Brake Assist (BAS) is also standard, ensuring maximum stopping power when necessary, regardless of the pressure applied to the pedal by the driver. 

Noise, vibration and harshness (NVH)

The Picanto’s stiff body structure has been designed to offer maximum safety while also minimising noise, vibration and harshness (NVH), which are class-leading for an A-segment car. Other NVH counter-measures include large hydraulic mountings for the engine and transmission, a triple-layer sound-deadening panel on the front bulkhead and dual door-sealing strips. There are also sound blockers within the door mirror mounts, while the decision to move the radio aerial to the rear of the roof also has a positive effect on noise.   

 

  1. SAFETY

            A comprehensive safety package across the board 

Kia takes a democratic approach to occupant safety, believing that all its customers deserve equal crash protection, regardless of the size or price of the car they have bought.  It is a comprehensive approach which encompasses a full range of standard features to make many accidents preventable, a stiff body structure with optimum crumple zones to absorb crash impacts while barring intrusion into the passenger cell, and a complete set of passive safety equipment to cushion occupants against the forces generated by a collision. Pedestrians are not forgotten, either, with measures to minimise the effect should the car come into contact with the most vulnerable of all road users. 

The Picanto’s defences begin with an incredibly stiff body structure featuring a high percentage of high-strength steel with ring-shaped reinforcement hoops within the B- and C-pillars and additional bracing at the front between the cowl and suspension towers. 

To aid side-impact protection, the B-pillars and side sills are reinforced with high-tensile steel plates, while the anti-intrusion door beams are extended to overlap the B-pillars. Polyurethane pads are fitted within the front door trims. 

Pedestrian safety is enhanced by a new crossmember beneath the front bumper, plus a deformable cowling ahead of the windscreen and a bonnet striker plate which is offset by 50mm from the centre-line of the car. 

The new Picanto has a full range of electronic safety measures fitted as standard. This includes Electronic Stability Control (ESC), which detects when slippery road conditions or excessive driving might cause the car to go out of control and reduces engine torque, brakes one or more wheels – or a combination of both – to stabilise the car and bring it back on course. There is also Vehicle Stability Management (VSM), which detects when the wheels on one side of the car are on a more slippery surface than those on the other side and automatically keeps the car on a straight path. 

All versions have anti-lock brakes (ABS), Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD) to apportion stopping effort to the wheels with most traction, and Emergency Brake Assist (BAS), ensuring maximum stopping power when necessary, regardless of the pressure applied to the pedal by the driver. Emergency Stop Signalling (ESS) causes the adaptive brake light to flash rapidly in an emergency stop, warning following drivers of the risk of a nose-to-tail shunt. 

Should the worst happen, every Picanto has front, side and curtain airbags to cushion heads and torsos against impacts from any angle. The front passenger airbag has a cut-off switch so that a rear-facing child safety seat can be carried there, and there are also ISOFIX child-seat mounting top tethers and anchor fixings in the rear. 

Front seat-belt pre-tensioners and load limiters brace occupants against a crash impact while reducing the risk of chest injury, and all the front belts are height-adjustable so that they sit in the correct position on the user’s body.

 

 

  1. RUNNING COSTS

Benefits to fleet and retail owners 

With its Kappa petrol engines delivering high fuel economy and low CO2 emissions, the Picanto pares running costs to the bone for all owners. Private users benefit through less frequent visits to the fuel station and zero annual road tax in some cases, while business drivers enjoy low rates of company car taxation. 

Insurance, servicing and maintenance costs were factored in from the start of the design process so that the cost of these essentials is as low as possible. 

One thing which has not changed is the level of after-care. In line with every other Kia, the Picanto comes with the best warranty in the business – seven years or 100,000 miles on all non-wear and tear parts, including labour, subject to terms and conditions. The warranty is transferable if the car is sold before the time or mileage limit expires. 

Fuel economy, CO2 emissions and taxation 2015-16

Engine

Average mpg

CO2 g/km

BIK band

Road fund licence year 1/year 2

  1.0

62.8

105

16%

£0 / £0

  1.25 ISG

61.4

106

16%

£0 / £20

  1.25 auto

50.4

130

21%

£0 / £110

 

All-inclusive servicing  

Servicing is required every 10,000 miles or once a year, whichever comes sooner, and retail customers are able to take advantage of the Care-3 and Care-3 Plus packages, which cover the first three or five services for a low fixed price. All labour and routine replacement parts and fluids are included. Work is carried out by trained product technicians using genuine Kia replacement parts and specified oils. Like the seven-year warranty, the servicing packages stay with the car, so are fully transferable to another customer. 

Insurance groups:

3-door

Group (1-50)

1

2

SR7

2

5-door

Group (1-50)

1

2

1 Air

2

SR7

2

2 1.0

2

2 1.25 ISG

5

2 auto

5

3

6

3 auto

6

4

6

 

 

  1. MANUFACTURING AND THE ENVIRONMENT

            Built in Seosan in a joint venture factory 

The Picanto is built under a joint-venture arrangement with Donghee Auto Company at a highly modern factory in Seosan, a few kilometres from Kia’s Hwasung plant.

Donghee produces 230,000 vehicles a year, of which 90,000 are exported. Originally, DAC was a parts supplier providing suspension, sunroofs and fuel tanks to Kia. DAC decided to diversify into contract manufacturing in 2001, and in 2004, when Kia needed more production capacity in Korea, it took on building the previous Picanto. 

Constant efforts are being made to minimise the plant's effect on the environment. There have been major initiatives to increase recycling, reduce the amount of pollutants and waste in the production process, lower greenhouse gas emissions and cut air pollution through more eco-friendly production systems. Energy-saving measures have also been introduced and Seosan has a target of zero landfill scrap disposal. 

Kia has made reducing the amount of raw materials being fed into the production process a major priority in all its production facilities around the globe. The last few years have seen significant progress in reducing waste, increasing recycling and developing cleaner production processes. Across all Kia facilities, new technology is playing a significant part in environmental improvement.

  1. To locate a local dealer or for more information please visit www.kia.co.uk

    Stephen Kitson
    Director of Corporate Communications

    E: skitson@kia.co.uk   
    T: 01932 832075 M: 07795 011 936
    Daniel Sayles
    Press Relations Manager

    E: dsayles@kia.co.uk  
    T: 01932 832073 M: 07747 149 149
    Sara Robinson     
    Senior Press Officer

    E: srobinson@kia.co.uk
    T: 01932 832072 M: 07919 482 332
    Carly Escritt       
    Senior Press Officer

    E: cescritt@kia.co.uk  
    T: 01932 832071 M: 07557 268 252
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    Press Officer (press fleet)

    E: mfujamade@kia.co.uk  
    T: 01932 832069 M: 07471 216 343
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    Press Office Assistant
    E: ejacklin@kia.co.uk  
    T: 01932 832079 M: 07795 011 475

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Picanto

UK TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION

Facts and figures           

1.0-litre petrol:

 No. of cylinders/valves

 

 3 / 12

 Displacement

 cc

 998

 Bore x stroke

 mm

 71 x 84

 Power output

 bhp (Kw)

 65 (48) @ 5,500 rpm

 Torque output

 Nm (lb/ft)

 95 (70) @ 3,500 rpm

 Compression ratio

 

 10.5:1

 Engine details

 

 Kappa three-cylinder in-line, 12-valve DOHC with dual CVVT

 

Transmission

 Transmission type

 

 Five-speed manual

 Gear ratios

 1st gear

 2nd gear

 3rd gear

 4th gear

 5th gear

 Reverse

 Final drive

 3.909

 2.056

 1.269

 0.906

 0.774

 3.636

 4.056

 

Suspension, steering and braking

 Front axle

 Fully independent subframe mounted MacPherson struts with coil springs, gas filled dampers and anti-roll bar

 Rear axle

 Semi-independent CBTA with separate coil springs and gas-filled shock absorbers

 Braking system

 Front discs 241 x 18mm, solid rear discs 234 x 10mm with ABS, EBD and BAS

 Steering

 MDPS electric power-assisted, rack and pinion, 3.4 turns lock-lock

 Wheels

 Steel – 4.0J x 14-inch / Alloy – 5.0J x 14-inch

 Tyres

 165 / 60 R14

 Spare wheel

 Instant mobility (tyre inflation) system

 

Dimensions and weights

 Wheelbase

 mm

 2,385

 Overall – l / w / h

 mm

 3,595 / 1,595 (1,875 w/mirrors) / 1,480

 Kerb weight min./max.

 kg

 920 / 1,020

 Tow weights - braked/unbraked

 kg

 700 / 400

 Boot capacity (VDA)  min./max.

 litres

 200 /870

 Roof load capacity

 kg

 60

 Turning circle

 m

 9.8

 Tank capacity

 litres

 35

 Drag coefficient

 Cd

 0.31

 

Performance and fuel consumption

 Acceleration 0-60 mph

 seconds

 14.1

 Maximum speed

 mph

 98

 Fuel consumption – urb/x.urb/com

 mpg

 48.7 / 74.3 / 62.8

 CO2

 g/km

 105

 

1.25-litre petrol:

 No. of cylinders/valves

 

 4 / 16

 Displacement

 cc

 1248

 Bore x stroke

 mm

 71 x 78.8

 Power output

 bhp (Kw)

 84 (62) @ 6000 rpm

 Torque output

 Nm (lb/ft)

 120 (89) @ 4000 rpm

 Compression ratio

 

 10.5:1

 Engine details

 

 Kappa four cylinder in-line, 16-valve, DOHC with dual CVVT

 

Transmission

 Transmission type

 

 Five-speed manual

 Four-speed automatic

 Gear ratios

 1st gear

 2nd gear

 3rd gear

 4th gear

 5th gear

 Reverse

 Final drive

 3.545

 1.895

 1.192

 0.853

 0.719

 3.636

 4.056

 2.919

 1.551

 1.000

 0.713

  –

 2.480

 4.336

 

Suspension, steering and braking

 Front axle

 Fully independent subframe mounted MacPherson struts with coil springs, gas filled dampers and anti-roll stabiliser bar

 Rear axle

 Semi independent CBTA with separate coil springs and gas-filled shock absorbers

 Braking system

 Front discs 241 x 18mm, solid rear discs 234 x 10mm with ABS, EBD and BAS

 Steering

 MDPS electric power-assisted, rack and pinion, 3.4 turns lock-lock

 Wheels

 Alloys -  5.0J x 14-inch / 5.5J x 15 inch

 Tyres

 165/60 R 14 / 175/50 R15

 Spare wheel

 Instant mobility (tyre inflation) system

 

Dimensions and weights

 Wheelbase

 mm

 2,385

 Overall – l / w / h

 mm

 3,595 / 1,595 (1,875 w/mirrors) / 1,480

 Kerb weight min./max.

 kg

 930 / 1,030

 950 / 1035

 Tow weights - braked/unbraked

 kg

 700 / 400

 400 / 0

 Boot capacity (VDA)  min./max.

 litres

 200 / 870

 Roof load capacity

 kg

 60

 Turning circle

 m

 9.8

 Tank capacity

 litres

 35

 Drag coefficient

 Cd

 0.31

 

Performance and fuel consumption

 

 

Five-speed m/t ISG

Four-speed a/t

 Acceleration 0-60 mph

 seconds

11.5

13.2

 Maximum speed

 mph

108

101

 Fuel consumption – urb/x.urb/com

 mpg

44.8 / 74.3 / 60.1 (grade 2)

47.9 / 74.3 / 61.4 (grade 3 and 4)

38.7 / 61.4 / 50.4

 CO2

 g/km

109  (grade 2) 106 (grade 3)

130

 

Ends

For further information on Kia please visit www.kiapressoffice.com or contact:

Stephen Kitson                  Director of Corporate Communications
skitson@kia.co.uk – 01932 832075 – 07795 011936

Daniel Sayles                     Press Relations Manager
dsayles@kia.co.uk – 01932 832073 – 07747 149149

Sara Robinson                             Senior Press Officer
srobinson@kia.co.uk – 01932 832072 – 07919 482332

Carly Escritt                       Senior Press Officer
cescritt@kia.co.uk – 01932 832071 – 07557 262252

Moyo Fujamade                 Press Officer
mfujamade@kia.co.uk – 01932 832069 – 07471 216343

Hannah Cowton                 Press Office Assistant
hcowton@kia.co.uk – 01932 832079 – 07795 011475

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GENERAL

Picanto

The new Kia Picanto

  1. SHORT STORY

Kia’s smallest car – restyled, re-engineered and better equipped 

  • Two EU6-compliant powertrains
  • Styling and quality enhancements to front, rear and interior
  • Standard equipment levels raised
  • Choice of three- and five-door models all with five seats
  • Stylish, spacious, versatile and fun to drive
  • All covered by Kia’s unique seven-year warranty 

The Picanto, Kia’s smallest car in the UK, has undergone a comprehensive package of styling, re-engineering and specification upgrades which were revealed at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show. Unlike many cars in its category, it offers buyers the choice of two body styles – three-door and five-door – each with its own distinctive character but united in delivering space, versatility and a high level of quality and specification in a compact, city-friendly package. Depending on model, it is available with a choice of two petrol engines which are ideally suited to the age of downsizing, fuel-saving and emissions-cutting. The larger of the two is available with the convenience of automatic transmission, reducing the stresses of city driving. 

The recently refreshed range is distinguished by subtle styling upgrades which further enhance the pert, fun-to-drive character of the Picanto. The interior trim features detailed enhancements which emphasise that the Picanto is a car of substance, despite its low price. Equipment levels have also been raised in many cases. More than ever, the Picanto feels like a big car in all but the amount of road space it occupies. 

The two engines available are both members of the Kappa family. There is a characterful three-cylinder 1.0-litre unit which is ideal for the city driving for which the Picanto was primarily designed, but is also far from its depth when longer journeys are necessary, and a 1.25-litre four-cylinder version which is available with either a five-speed manual or a four-speed automatic transmission. Both engines can be combined with Kia’s Intelligent Stop & Go (ISG) stop/start system, which means that no fuel is used and no emissions are created when the Picanto is stationary in traffic. It is standard on 1.25-litre manual models.         

Picanto five-door

The five-door Picanto offers buyers a choice of six trim grades – badged 1, 1 Air, SR7, 2, 3 and 4 – and the option of either engine. Grades 1, 1 Air and SR7 are available with the 1.0-litre engine; grade 2 offers both engines with ISG; grades 2 and 3 are 1.25-litre models and give buyers the choice of manual or automatic transmission; while grade 4 is sold solely as a 1.25-litre manual. 

The Picanto five-door proves that small cars can offer the luxury, refinement, safety and comfort of a larger model without the size and cost. It is a car of contradictions – strong performance with low fuel consumption and CO2 emissions; stylish, high-quality, safe and luxurious without a premium price tag; and roomy while taking up the minimum of road space. 

Its expressive front end blends into strongly sculpted and dynamic sides which emphasise the car’s strength and maturity and give it a premium presence. Attention to detail is everywhere, and has resulted in a drag co-efficient of Cd 0.31 – far better than the majority of A-segment cars and a useful contributor to the car’s high fuel economy and low emissions. The 1 and 1 Air models have a black grille with a silver surround, the SR7 – which replaces the former VR7 but adds significantly more equipment, as well as grades 2, 3 and 4 has a chrome surround. 

There is a revised front bumper with new, vertical foglamp housings and projection lamps, and a restyled rear bumper. New, eight-spoke, petal-shaped 14-inch alloy wheels are exclusive to the 2 grade, which also benefits from the option of striking Atlantic Blue metallic paint, also offered on grade 3. The SR7 is exclusively offered with Honey Yellow metallic paint. Depending on model, the other paint options are Clear White, Bright Silver, Galaxy Black, Blaze Red and Fuchsia Blush.  

The Picanto occupies slightly less than 3.6 metres of road, but a long wheelbase allied to clever packaging has resulted in exceptional cabin space and a luggage capacity of 200 litres.   

Picanto three-door

The three-door Picanto is offered in two trim guises, both powered by the 1.0-litre engine. The entry-level Picanto 1 grade is joined by the SR7 version, which provides a high level of equipment at an exceptional-value price. 

If the five-door Picanto is the small car grown up, then the three-door is the same but with a twinkle in its eye. The three-door Picanto has a unique, sporty character while managing to deliver similar practicality and safety to the five-door model, and has undergone the same styling upgrades. Globally, the market for Picanto-sized cars in 2015 will grow to around 3.3 million units. Around a million of these will be three-door cars, which is why Kia offers both body styles. In the UK, the importance of the three-door car is particularly pronounced: the sales split is only 55:45 in favour of five-door models, in the A-segment market. 

The dimensions of the three- and five-door Picanto are identical to ensure they enjoy the same levels of interior space and crash safety. However, that statement does not do justice to the wealth of detailed work undertaken by President of Design Peter Schreyer and his creative teams to ensure the three-door car has its own, unique character. 

In profile, the doors, rear panels and glass aft of the A-pillar give the three-door Picanto a dynamic appearance, accentuated by the rising belt line that slices through the door handle on each side, and the aerodynamically shaped side sills 

A new Honey Yellow metallic paint finish is offered on the SR7 model in addition to the previous colours of Clear White, Galaxy Black and Blaze Red or Bright Silver (grade 1). 

The three-door Picanto is a practical small car with five seats and a big boot within an overall length of less than 3.6 metres, just like the five-door. And while its primary role might not be as a family runabout, Kia has done everything to make access to the back easy for those occasions when owners want to give a lift to friends or relatives. Sliding and tilting front seats provide a wide ‘walk-in’ to the split rear bench. 

Interior upgrades

The Picanto’s new-found maturity is reflected in the interior design and the choice of sophisticated trim materials, which set a benchmark in the A-sector for quality. The major controls are arranged in a way which is attractive while ensuring they are easy to use. The layout emphasises the width and space of the cabin.

The Picanto now features chrome embellishments around the cylinder cluster and on the air vent knobs, and a high-gloss black cover on the gear selector – detailed additions which enhance the quality and workmanship evident throughout the cabin. There is also an upgraded audio system with fewer buttons and faster responses.   

With both body styles the upholstery of grade 1 models is black cloth (also with the five-door 1 Air). Premium black cloth is fitted to all other versions. There is leather trim on the steering wheel and gearshifter from grades SR7 upwards. Silver paint adorns the centre fascia, steering wheel bezel and gearshifter top on grades 1 and 1 Air, with metallic paint on the same elements in all other versions. From SR7 upwards there is a silver finish on the interior door handles and handbrake button. 

Plush or plusher – the model range  

The Picanto 1 – and the five-door Picanto 1 Air, which adds air conditioning to the standard specification – is the entry-level model in the range, but there has been no skimping on equipment. Factory-fitted features include a height-adjustable driver’s seat, a tilt-adjustable steering column and Motor-Driven Power Steering. In-car entertainment is provided by a standard RDS radio and CD player with MP3 compatibility and four speakers. 

Grades 1 and 1 Air also have body-coloured exterior door handles and mirrors, front electric windows, remote central locking with a fold-away key, all-round height-adjustable head restraints, tinted glass, headlight levelling and 60:40 split folding rear seats, and there is a comprehensive safety specification which offers buyers of every version the same protection. 

The SR7 versions offer an exceptional level of equipment with the frugality of the 1.0-litre engine. The comprehensive list of standard equipment adds, over and above 1 and 1 Air, 14-inch alloy wheels, chrome exterior door handles, locking wheel nuts and electrically adjustable and heated door mirrors. There is also privacy glass on the rear side windows and tailgate, ‘welcome’ and ‘follow-me-home’ lights and automatic headlight control. 

Inside, the SR7 features air conditioning, steering wheel-mounted controls, electric front windows with an automatic up/down function on the driver’s side, and two front seat-back pockets, Bluetooth with music streaming, USB and Aux ports, reversing sensors and speed-sensing automatic door locking.        

Picanto 2 contains a host of additional equipment typically seen on cars from the B-segment and above – unique 14-inch alloy wheels, automatic air conditioning (manual models only), front foglights (manual models only), Bluetooth connectivity with voice recognition and full iPod control with USB & AUX ports, all-round electric windows and heated electrically operated folding door mirrors with integrated LED side repeaters. 

Key additions to Picanto 3 are 15-inch alloy wheels, projection headlamps, LED daytime running lights and rear combination lamps, a premium supervision cluster, heated front seats, a driver’s-side vanity mirror with Hollywood-style LED illumination, a six-speaker audio system and remote audio controls on the steering wheel. 

The luxurious Picanto 4 tops this with an electric tilting and sliding sunroof, a smart key with engine start/stop button, a heated steering wheel, UV solar windscreen glass, cruise control with a speed limiter and a reversing camera system (integrated into Sat Nav Screen).. 

Two ultra-efficient powertrains

The Picanto is available with two ultra-efficient engines which perfectly suit the trend for smaller-capacity power units with outstanding performance. Both conform to EU6 emissions regulations as of autumn 2015.

The two engines are from the Kappa family, and were new at the time of the Picanto’s launch. The three-cylinder 1.0-litre unit delivers 65bhp and 95Nm of torque through a five-speed manual gearbox, while the 1.25-litre four-cylinder version develops 84bhp and 121Nm of torque, and is available with either a five-speed manual or a four-speed automatic transmission, depending on model. In both cases low-end torque has been improved, to the benefit of performance in city driving.

The 1.0-litre engine has combined fuel economy of 62.8mpg with CO2 emissions of 105g/km in standard form. In both cases it gives the Picanto lively performance, particularly at the urban speeds for which it is ideally suited. The 0-60mph acceleration time is 14.1 seconds, while the top speed is 98mph. 

The 1.25-litre four-cylinder version with the five-speed manual gearbox and standard ISG has fuel economy and emissions of 60.1mpg (2 grade) or 61.4mpg (grades 3 and 4) with respective CO2 emissions of 109 and 106g/km, while with the four-speed automatic gearbox the figures are 50.4mpg and 130g/km. The 0-60mph times are 11.5 seconds for manual versions and 13.2 seconds for automatics, while the respective top speeds are 108 and 101mph.   

The suspension features MacPherson struts at the front and a coupled torsion beam axle at the rear, a layout which gives the best combination of ride and handling while minimising intrusions into passenger and luggage space. No changes were necessary as it already endowed the Picanto with excellent straight-line stability and a supple ride over typical British bumps. A stiff rear axle aids agility while also contributing to the car’s impressive stability and comfort. 

The steering system is Kia’s acclaimed Motor-Driven Power Steering (MDPS). This delivers the twin benefits of reduced fuel consumption, by drawing on engine power only when needed, while reducing the driver effort needed for parking and manoeuvring. 

Safety across the board

Kia’s democratic approach to occupant safety – the belief that all customers deserve equal protection – includes a full range of standard features that make many potential accidents preventable. A stiff body structure­ – with optimum crumple zones to absorb crash impacts while preventing intrusion into the passenger cell – is the first line of defence and there is a complete set of passive safety equipment. Pedestrians are not forgotten, either, with measures to help protect them in an accident. 

Kia’s approach is that the most survivable accident is the one that never happens, so the Picanto’s electronic safety equipment includes the potentially life-saving features of Electronic Stability Control (ESC) and Vehicle Stability Management (VSM) to keep the car on course in slippery conditions or when cornering in an over-exuberant manner. All versions have anti-lock brakes (ABS), Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD) to apportion stopping effort to the wheels with most traction, and Emergency Brake Assist (BAS), ensuring maximum stopping power in an emergency, regardless of the pressure applied to the pedal by the driver. 

Should the worst happen, every Picanto has front, side and curtain airbags to cushion heads and torsos against impacts from any angle. Front seat-belt pre-tensioners and load limiters brace occupants against a crash impact while reducing the risk of chest injury.

The best warranty in the business

In line with every Kia, the Picanto comes with the best warranty in the business – seven years or 100,000 miles, including labour, subject to terms and conditions. The warranty is fully transferable to the next owner if the car is sold before the time or mileage limit expires. The Picanto requires servicing every 10,000 miles or 12 months, and retail customers are able to benefit from low-cost Care-3 and Care-3 Plus servicing packages. These are also transferable.  

The Picanto three-door range:

Model

Power bhp

Torque

Nm

0-60 sec

Max speed mph

Average mpg

CO2 g/km

Picanto 1 1.0-litre

65

95

14.1

98

62.8

105

Picanto SR7 1.0-litre

65

95

14.1

98

62.8

105

 

The Picanto five-door range:

Model

Power bhp

Torque

Nm

0-60 sec

Max speed mph

Average mpg

CO2 g/km

Picanto 1 1.0-litre

65

95

14.1

98

62.8

105

Picanto 1 Air 1.0-litre

65

95

14.1

98

62.8

105

Picanto SR7 1.0-litre

65

95

14.1

98

62.8

105

Picanto 2 1.0-litre ISG

65

95

14.1

98

61.4

106

Picanto 2 1.25-litre ISG

84

121

11.5

108

60.1

109

Picanto 2 1.25-litre auto

84

121

13.2

101

50.4

130

Picanto 3 1.25-litre ISG

84

121

11.5

108

61.4

106

Picanto 3 1.25-litre auto

84

121

13.2

101

50.4

130

Picanto 4 1.25-litre ISG

84

121

11.5

108

61.4

106

 

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  1. WHAT’S NEW ABOUT THE NEW 2015 KIA PICANTO

All the changes at a glance 

Exterior

  • New radiator grille
  • New front bumper with projection foglamps
  • New rear bumper
  • New 14-inch alloy wheels (five-door grade 2)
  • New Honey Yellow metallic body colour (SR7 models)
  • New Atlantic Blue metallic body colour (five-door grades 2 and 3) 

Interior

  • Chrome rings around instrument cluster cylinder and on air vent knobs
  • New high-gloss black cover on gearshifter

Powertrains

  • EU6-compliant 1.0-litre and 1.25-litre Kappa engines
  • Improved torque at low rpm for both engines
  • ISG standard with 1.25 engine and available with 1.0-litre (Grade 2)

Features

  • Audio system upgraded
  • VR7 becomes SR7 and gains added equipment
  • Privacy glass and automatic lights now standard on SR7
  • Automatic air conditioning and front foglights added to manual 2 grade
  • Cruise control and speed limiter added to 4 grade
  • Reversing Camera System (integrated into Sat Nav Screen) added to 4 grade

 

 

  1. DESIGN AND PACKAGING

Small is beautiful – and spacious 

Kias are now desirable for their style and quality as well as their excellent value for money.

That continues with the Picanto, which advances Kia’s reputation as a manufacturer of trend-setting cars with global appeal. It has mature and handsome lines designed to turn heads in any high street. With its muscular wheel arches, low and wide rocker panels and wide-set alloy wheels on the majority of trim grades, it exudes stability and strength. 

There are distinctive designs for the three- and five-door models, both variants have 5 seats unlike some other competitor models. The expressive front end of the five-door blends into strongly sculpted and dynamic sides which give the car a premium presence. A strong feature line brings dynamic tension to the car’s profile and neatly integrates the exterior door handles. Attention to detail is everywhere and has resulted in a drag co-efficient of Cd 0.31 – far better than the majority of A-segment cars and a useful contributor to the Picanto’s high fuel economy and low emissions. The 1 and 1 Air models have a black grille with a silver surround, the SR7 and grades 2, 3 and 4 have a chrome surround.   

The face of the Picanto, featuring Kia’s signature tiger-nose grille, expresses vigour and refinement. Daytime running lamps (LED on Picanto 3 and 4 versions) emphasise the car’s high levels of design and technical sophistication. For 2015 there is a revised front bumper with new, vertical foglamp housings and projection lamps, and a restyled rear bumper. New, eight-spoke, petal-shaped 14-inch alloy wheels are exclusive to the 2 grade, which also benefits from the option of striking Atlantic Blue metallic paint, also offered on grade 3. The SR7 is exclusively offered with the new Honey Bee Yellow metallic paint finish. Depending on model, the other paint options are Clear White, Bright Silver, Galaxy Black, Blaze Red and Fuchsia Blush.   

The three-door Picanto has the same styling upgrades as the five-door, but differs completely from it aft of the A-pillars. The doors, rear panels and windows are unique to the three-door, giving the car an even more dynamic appearance. 

There are chrome-finished exterior door handles on the upper trim levels of three- and five-door models, along with electrically folding heated door mirrors with LED indicator lights.

The big little car

The dimensions of the two models are identical to ensure they deliver the same levels of interior space and crash safety. Both versions exhibit a maturity that is reflected in their interior design and choice of trim materials, which set new benchmarks in class for quality. 

In its latest guise the Picanto features chrome embellishments around the three-cylinder instrument cluster and on the air vent knobs, and a high-gloss black cover on the gear selector – detailed additions which enhance the quality and workmanship evident throughout the cabin. There is also, depending on model, an upgraded audio system with fewer buttons and faster responses; the “My Music” function allows music to be stored in the unit’s device from external sources.  

With both body styles the upholstery of grade 1 models is black cloth (also with the five-door 1 Air). Premium black cloth is fitted to all other versions. There is leather trim on the steering wheel and gearshifter from grades SR7 upwards. Silver paint adorns the centre fascia, steering wheel bezel and gearshifter top on grades 1 and 1 Air, with metallic paint on the same elements in all other versions. From SR7 upwards there is a silver finish on the interior door handles and handbrake button. Grades 3 and 4 also have ambient front centre console illumination.

The interior architecture shows the same chic functionality as the exterior. The major controls are arranged in a way that is attractive while ensuring they are easy to use. The layout emphasises the width and space of the cabin. A thick-rimmed two-spoke steering wheel and Kia’s familiar three-cylinder instrument cluster with clear and precise graphics reflect the consistency applied to all the company’s models.

The Picanto occupies slightly less than 3.6 metres of road space, but a long wheelbase allied to clever packaging has resulted in exceptional cabin space with a luggage capacity of 200 litres, which expands to 870 litres with the rear seats folded. 

While the primary role of the three-door model might not be as a family runabout, Kia has done everything to make access to the back easy for when owners want to give a lift to friends or relatives. Sliding and tilting front seats provide a wide ‘walk-in’ to the split rear bench.

 

 

  1. SPECIFICATION

Good things come in small packages 

The Picanto 1 – and the five-door Picanto 1 Air, which adds air conditioning to the standard specification – is the entry-level model in the range, but there has been no skimping on equipment. Factory-fitted features include a height-adjustable seat, a tilt-adjustable steering column and Motor-Driven Power Steering. In-car entertainment is provided by a standard RDS radio and CD player with MP3 compatibility and four speakers. 

Grades 1 and 1 Air also have body-coloured exterior door handles and mirrors, front electric windows, remote central locking with a fold-away key, all-round height-adjustable head restraints, tinted glass, headlight levelling and 60:40 split folding rear seats. 

The comprehensive safety specification – which offers buyers of every version the same protection – includes ABS brakes with Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD) and Emergency Brake Assist (BAS), Electronic Stability Control (ESC) with Vehicle Stability Management (VSM), Hill-start Assist Control (HAC) and six airbags. 

The SR7 versions offer an exceptional level of equipment with the frugality of the 1.0-litre engine. The comprehensive list of standard equipment adds, over and above 1 and 1 Air, 14-inch alloy wheels, chrome exterior door handles, locking wheel nuts and electrically adjustable and heated door mirrors. There is also privacy glass on the rear side windows and tailgate, ‘welcome’ and ‘follow-me-home’ lights and automatic headlight control. 

Inside, there is air conditioning, steering wheel-mounted controls, electric front windows with an automatic up/down function on the driver’s side, and two front seat-back pockets, Bluetooth with music streaming, USB and iPod ports, reversing sensors and speed-sensing automatic door locking.        

Picanto 2 contains a host of additional equipment typically seen on cars from the B-segment and above – unique 14-inch alloy wheels, automatic air conditioning, front foglights, Bluetooth connectivity with voice recognition and full iPod control with USB & AUX ports, all-round electric windows and heated electrically operated folding door mirrors with integrated LED side repeaters. 

Key additions to Picanto 3 are 15-inch alloy wheels, projection headlamps, LED daytime running lights and rear combination lamps, a premium supervision cluster, heated front seats, a driver’s-side vanity mirror with Hollywood-style LED illumination, a six-speaker audio system and audio remote controls on the steering wheel. 

The luxurious Picanto 4 tops this with an electric tilting and sliding sunroof, a smart key with engine start/stop button, a heated steering wheel, UV solar windscreen glass, cruise control with a speed limiter and a reversing camera system (integrated into Sat Nav Screen). 

Specification – Picanto 3dr  

EXTERIOR DESIGN & LIGHTING

1

SR7

14" Steel Wheels (165 / 60 R14)

P

-

14" Alloy Wheels (165 / 60 R14)

-

P

Full Wheel Covers

P

-

Body Coloured Bumpers

P

P

Body Coloured Mirrors and Exterior Handles

P

-

Body Coloured Mirrors and Chrome Exterior Handles

-

P

Black Radiator Grille with Silver Surround

P

-

Black Radiator Grille with Chrome Surround

-

P

Tinted Glass

P

P

Privacy Glass (Rear Windows & Tailgate)

-

P

Welcome & Follow-me-home Light Functionality

-

P

Headlight Levelling Device

P

P

Automatic Headlight Control

-

P

Rear Fog Light

P

P

Daytime Running Lights

P

P

Rear Combination Lights

P

P

High-mounted Brake Light

P

P

Speed Variable Front Wipers

P

P

Rear Wiper/Washer

P

P

Heated Rear Window

P

P

Manually Adjustable Door Mirrors

P

-

Electrically Adjustable and Heated Door Mirrors

-

P

Metallic Paint 

OPT

OPT

INTERIOR DESIGN & COMFORT

 

 

Black Cloth Upholstery

P

-

Premium Black Cloth Upholstery

-

P

Sliding & Reclining Front Seats

P

P

Driver's Seat Height Adjuster

P

P

Tilt Steering Wheel Adjustment

P

P

Leather Trimmed Steering Wheel and Gearshifter

-

P

Silver Paint Centre Fascia, Steering Wheel Bezel & Gearshift Top Trim

P

-

Metallic Paint Centre Fascia, Steering Wheel Bezel  & Gearshift Top Trim

-

P

Silver Finished Interior Door Handles & Handbrake Button

-

P

4-speed Ventilation Fan with Heater Unit

P

-

Air Conditioning

-

P

Day & Night Rear-view Mirror

P

P

Steering Wheel Mounted Controls

--

P

Front Electric Windows

P

-

Front Electric Windows with Driver's Auto Up/Down Function

-

P

Remote Central Door Locking & Fold-away Key

P

P

STORAGE, VERSATILITY & INTERIOR LIGHTING

 

 

60:40 Split Folding 2nd Row Seats

P

P

3 x Passenger Assist Grips

P

P

2 x Coat Hooks (Rear)

P

P

Front 12V Power Socket

P

P

Glovebox

P

P

Front Seatback Pocket (Passenger and Driver's Side)

-

P

Front Door Map Pockets

P

P

Front Passenger Seat Undertray

-

P

Centre Console Cupholders

P

P

Front Cabin Light

P

P

Sunvisors with Vanity Mirrors & Ticket Holder on Driver's side

P

P

Tyre Repair Kit

P

P

Luggage Area Light

P

P

Luggage Area Parcel Shelf

P

P

AUDIO, COMMUNICATION & INFORMATION

 

 

2-speaker System

P

P

4-speaker System

P

P

RDS Radio/CD Audio with MP3 Disc Compatibility

P

P

Bluetooth  with Voice Recognition & Music Streaming

-

P

USB & AUX Ports

-

P

My Music Function with storage & playback capacity

P

P

Reversing Sensors

-

P

Tachometer

P

P

Trip Computer (Distance to Empty, Ave. Fuel Consumption, Instant Fuel Consumption, Average Speed, Trip Mileage & Journey Time Elapsed)

P

P

Digital Clock

P

P

ACTIVE SAFETY & DRIVING DYNAMICS

 

 

ABS with Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD) & Brake-Assist System (BAS)

P

P

Electronic Stability Control (ESC) & Vehicle Stability Management (VSM)

P

P

Hill-start Assist Control (HAC)

P

P

Emergency Stop Signalling

P

P

Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)

P

P

Motor Driven Power Steering (MDPS)

P

P

Low Rolling Resistance Tyres

P

P

PASSIVE SAFETY

 

 

Twin Front Airbags

P

P

Front Passenger Airbag Cut-off Switch

P

P

Side & Curtain Airbags

P

P

Side Impact Protection System

P

P

All-round Height Adjustable Headrests

P

P

All-round 3-Point Seatbelts

P

P

Front Seatbelt Height Adjustable Anchors

-

P

Front Seatbelt Pre-tensioners & Load-limiters

P

P

Seatbelt Reminder Warning

P

P

ISOFIX Child Seat Top Tethers & Anchor Fixings

P

P

Inside Handle Over Ride (Driver & Passenger) - 2 Motion

P

P

Impact Sensing Auto Door Unlocking

P

P

Grab-type Exterior Door Handles

P

P

SECURITY

 

 

Anti-Theft Alarm System

P

P

Engine Immobiliser

P

P

Locking Wheel Nuts

-

P

Visible Vehicle Identification No. (VIN)

P

P

Speed Sensing Auto Door Locking (Dealer-activated Feature)

-

P

 

Specification – Picanto 5dr

EXTERIOR DESIGN & LIGHTING

1

1 Air

SR7

2

3

4

14" Steel Wheels (165 / 60 R14)

P

P

-

-

-

-

14" Alloy Wheels (165/ 60 R14)

-

-

P

P

-

-

15" Alloy Wheels (175/ 50 R15)

-

-

-

-

P

P

Full Wheel Covers

P

P

-

-

-

-

Body Coloured Bumpers

P

P

P

P

P

P

Body Coloured Mirrors and Exterior Handles

P

P

-

-

-

-

Body Coloured Mirrors and Chrome Exterior Handles

-

-

P

P

P

P

Black Radiator Grille with Silver Surround

P

P

-

-

-

-

Black Radiator Grille with Chrome Surround

-

-

P

P

P

P

Body Coloured Side Sill Mouldings

-

-

P

-

P

P

Tinted Glass

P

P

P

P

P

P

UV Solar windscreen Glass

-

-

-

-

-

P

Privacy Glass (Rear Windows & Tailgate)

-

-

P

P

P

P

EcoDynamics Badge

-

-

-

(Manual ISG only)

-

P

Projection Headlights

-

-

-

-

P

P

Welcome & Follow-me-home Light Functionality

-

-

P

-

P

P

Headlight Levelling Device

P

P

P

P

P

P

Automatic Headlight Control

-

-

P

P

P

P

Front Fog Lights

-

-

-

-

P

P

Rear Fog Light

P

P

P

P

P

P

Daytime Running Lights

P

P

P

P

-

-

LED Daytime Running Lights

-

-

-

-

P

P

Rear Combination Lights

P

P

P

P

-

-

LED Rear Combination Lights

-

-

-

-

P

P

High-mounted Brake Light

P

P

P

P

-

-

LED High-mounted Brake Light

-

-

-

-

P

P

Speed Variable Front Wipers

P

P

P

P

P

P

Rear Wiper/Washer

P

P

P

P

P

P

Heated Rear Window

P

P

P

P

P

P

Manually Adjustable Door Mirrors

P

P

-

-

-

-

Electrically Adjustable Heated Door Mirrors

-

-

P

-

-

-

Electrically Folding, Adjustable & Heated Door Mirrors with LED Indicator Lights

-

-

-

P

P

P

Metallic Paint  

OPT

OPT

OPT

OPT

OPT

OPT

INTERIOR DESIGN & COMFORT

 

 

 

 

 

 

Black Cloth Upholstery

P

P

-

-

-

-

Premium Black Cloth Upholstery

-

-

P

P

P

P

Sliding & Reclining Front Seats

P

P

P

P

P

P

Driver's Seat Height Adjuster

P

P

P

P

P

P

Heated Front Seats

-

-

-

-

P

P

Heated Steering Wheel

-

-

-

-

P

P

Tilt Steering Wheel Adjustment

P

P

P

P

P

P

Leather Trimmed Steering Wheel and Gearshift

-

-

P

P

P

P

Silver Paint Centre Fascia, Steering Wheel Bezel & Gearshift Top Trim

P

P

-

-

-

-

Metallic Paint Centre Fascia, Steering Wheel Bezel & Gearshift Top Trim

-

-

P

P

P

P

Silver Finished Interior Door Handles & Handbrake Button

-

-

P

P

P

P

4-speed Ventilation Fan with Heater Unit

P

-

-

-

-

-

Air Conditioning

-

P

P

P

-

-

Automatic Air Conditioning

-

-

-

P

P

P

Day & Night Rear-view Mirror

P

P

P

P

P

P

Steering Wheel Mounted Controls

-

-

P

P

P

P

Front Electric Windows

P

P

-

-

-

-

Front & Rear Electric Windows with Driver’s Auto Up/Down Function

-

-

P

P

P

P

Remote Central Door Locking & Fold-away Key

P

P

P

P

P

-

Smart Key with Engine Start Button

-

-

-

-

-

P

Electric Tilting & Sliding Sunroof

-

-

-

-

-

P

Cruise Control and Speed Limiter

-

-

-

-

-

P

STORAGE, VERSATILITY & INTERIOR LIGHTING

 

 

 

 

 

 

60:40 Split Folding 2nd Row Seats

P

P

P

P

P

P

3 x Passenger Assist Grips

P

P

P

P

P

P

2 x Coat Hooks (Rear)

P

P

P

P

P

P

Front 12V Power Socket

P

P

P

P

P

P

Glovebox

P

P

P

P

P

P

Front Seatback Pocket (Passenger and Driver's Side)

-

-

P

P

P

P

Front Door Map Pockets

P

P

P

P

P

P

Centre Console Cupholders

P

P

P

P

P

P

Ambient Lighting - Front Centre Console Illumination

-

-

-

-

P

P

Front Cabin Light

P

P

P

P

P

P

Sunvisors with Vanity Mirrors & Ticket Holder on Driver's side

P

P

P

P

P

P

Driver's Side Vanity Mirror with 'Hollywood Style' LED Illumination

-

-

-

-

P

P

Tyre Repair Kit

P

P

P

P

P

P

Luggage Area Light

P

P

P

P

P

P

Luggage Area Parcel Shelf

P

P

P

P

P

P

AUDIO, COMMUNICATION & INFORMATION

 

 

 

 

 

 

2-speaker System

P

P

-

-

-

-

4-speaker System

-

-

P

P

-

-

6-speaker System

-

-

-

-

P

P

RDS Radio/CD Audio with MP3 Disc Compatibility

P

P

P

P

-

-

RDS Radio Audio with MP3 Compatibility

-

-

-

-

P

P

Bluetooth with Voice Recognition & Music Streaming

-

-

P

P

-

-

Bluetooth® with Music Streaming

-

-

-

-

P

P

USB & AUX Ports for Connection of an Audio Media Device (iPod / Memory Stick)

-

-

P

P

P

P

My Music Function with storage & playback capacity

P

P

P

P

-

-

7" Touchscreen Satellite Navigation with European Mapping

-

-

-

-

P

P

Reversing Sensors

-

-

P

-

P

P

Reversing Camera System (integrated into Sat Nav Screen)

-

-

-

-

P

P

Tachometer

P

P

P

P

P

P

Trip Computer (Distance to Empty, Ave. Fuel Consumption, Instant Fuel Consumption, Average Speed, Trip Mileage & Journey Time Elapsed)

P

P

P

P

P

P

Premium Supervision Cluster

-

-

-

-

P

P

External Temperature Display

-

-

-

-

P

P

Digital Clock

P

P

P

P

P

P

ACTIVE SAFETY & DRIVING DYNAMICS

 

 

 

 

 

 

ABS with Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD) & Brake-Assist System (BAS)

P

P

P

P

P

P

Electronic Stability Control (ESC) & Vehicle Stability Management (VSM)

P

P

P

P

P

P

Hill-start Assist Control (HAC)

P

P

P

P

P

P

Emergency Stop Signalling

P

P

P

P

P

P

Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)

P

P

P

P

P

P

Motor Driven Power Steering (MDPS)

P

P

P

P

P

P

Intelligent Stop & Go (ISG)

-

-

-

P
(Manual only)

-

P

Low Rolling Resistance Tyres

P

P

P

P

P

P

PASSIVE SAFETY

 

 

 

 

 

 

Twin Front Airbags

P

P

P

P

P

P

Front Passenger Airbag Cut-off Switch

P

P

P

P

P

P

Side & Curtain Airbags

P

P

P

P

P

P

Side Impact Protection System

P

P

P

P

P

P

All-round Height Adjustable Headrests

P

P

P

P

P

P

All-round 3-Point Seatbelts

P

P

P

P

P

P

Front Seatbelt Height Adjustable Anchors

-

-

P

P

P

P

Front Seatbelt Pre-tensioners & Load-limiters

P

P

P

P

P

P

Seatbelt Reminder Warning

P

P

P

P

P

P

ISOFIX Child Seat Top Tethers & Anchor Fixings

P

P

P

P

P

P

Inside Handle Over Ride (Driver & Passenger) - 2 Motion

P

P

P

P

P

P

Impact Sensing Auto Door Unlocking

P

P

P

P

P

P

Grab-type Exterior Door Handles

P

P

P

P

P

P

SECURITY

 

 

 

 

 

 

Anti-Theft Alarm System

P

P

P

P

P

P

Engine Immobiliser

P

P

P

P

P

P

Locking Wheel Nuts

-

-

P

P

P

P

Visible Vehicle Identification No. (VIN)

P

P

P

P

P

P

Child Safety Rear Door Locks

P

P

P

P

P

P

Speed Sensing Auto Door Locking (Dealer-activated Feature)

-

-

P

P

P

P

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. ALL THINGS MECHANICAL

            Highly efficient Kappa engines for low consumption and emissions

The second-generation Picanto was launched with a new platform, two new engines with Kia’s EcoDynamics fuel-saving technology and revised transmissions and suspension to ensure that it more than lives up to the claim that it is ‘the small car grown up’. 

The new 1.0- and 1.25-litre Kappa petrol engines now meet EU6 emissions regulations and are paragons of small-car performance, refinement and efficiency, delivering more than 60mpg average fuel economy with manual transmission, while CO2 emissions are as low as 105g/km. The larger of the two engines is available with automatic transmission and even this comfortably exceeds 50mpg on the official combined cycle. 

The Kappa engines

The Kappa engines are a three-cylinder 998cc unit and a four-cylinder with a displacement of 1248cc. Both have the same 71mm cylinder bore, but the four-cylinder version has a shorter piston stroke – 78.8mm against 84mm. 

They have a common 10.5:1 compression ratio, a cast aluminium block, continuously variable valve timing with low-friction beehive valve springs, an offset crankshaft and a maintenance-free long-life timing chain. 

The 1.0-litre unit is offered with a five-speed manual gearbox. It develops 65bhp at 5,500rpm and 95Nm of torque at 3,500rpm, giving the car a 98mph top speed and 0-60mph acceleration in 14.1 seconds. But of greater interest for budget-conscious buyers is its excellent combined economy of 62.8mpg, while the environmentally conscious buyer or company car user will be attracted by its CO2 emissions of only 105g/km in standard form and 106g/km with ISG. That means it attracts the lowest rate of benefit-in-kind taxation (apart from the Kia Soul EV). The 1.0-litre Picanto is also exempt from Vehicle Excise Duty. 

The 1.25-litre four-cylinder Kappa engine develops 84bhp at 6,000rpm and 121Nm of torque at 4,000rpm. It is allied to either a five-speed manual gearbox or a four-speed torque-converter automatic transmission. In manual form it is fitted as standard with ISG. The manual has a top speed of 108mph and 0-60mph acceleration in 11.5 seconds. Combined fuel economy is 60.1mpg in the Picanto 2 on 14-inch wheels and 61.4mpg in the Picanto 3 and 4 on 15-inch wheels, while the respective CO2 emissions figures are 106 and 109g/km. 

With automatic transmission the Picanto 2 averages an impressive 50.1mpg in the official combined cycle, with CO2 emissions of 130g/km, while the respective figures for the Picanto 3 are 50.4mpg and 130g/km. The top speed of both is 101mph, while 0-60mph comes up in 13.2 seconds. 

EcoDynamics

EcoDynamics is the name Kia gives to the green umbrella which covers a range of current and future fuel-saving, CO2-cutting technologies. It already includes alternative-fuel vehicles as well as the improvements Kia is constantly making to internal combustion engines alongside other measures to reduce fuel consumption, emissions and running costs. 

These include the adoption of the Intelligent Stop & Go (ISG) engine cut-out system with the five-speed manual gearbox. ISG automatically stops the engine when the car is stationary in traffic and the driver puts the gearlever into neutral and releases the clutch pedal, and restarts it as soon as the clutch is partially pressed again. 

ISG consists of crankshaft position, battery and vacuum sensors plus neutral, on-off and clutch switches that feed into an electronic control unit (ECU). This operates the starter and intelligent alternator. The air conditioning and bonnet switch also feed into the ECU. There is also a brake booster switch to make sure the engine continues to operate if brake boost falls too low.

The crankshaft position sensor measures the crank angle during engine run-out and monitors it while the vehicle is stopped, ensuring the starter is activated for as short a time as possible by optimising cranking and combustion. The battery sensor monitors battery condition, while the clutch and neutral switches recognise when the driver wishes to continue driving and ensure the engine is started.   

A heavy-duty maintenance-free AGM (Absorbent Glass Mat) battery delivers the power necessary to run the system, and intelligent alternator management reduces drain on the battery while accelerating and recharges the battery when coasting and braking. 

Suspension, steering and brakes

The Picanto features MacPherson struts at the front and a coupled torsion beam axle at the rear, a layout which gives the best combination of ride and handling while minimising intrusions into passenger and luggage space. 

The front suspension struts have a 4.1-degree castor angle for optimum straightline stability. Long wheel travel with short bump stops and relatively soft springs ensure a supple ride. 

The torsion beam rear axle is extremely stiff to reduce understeer and improve agility. Stability and ride comfort benefit from large trailing arm bushes, softened springs and short bump stops. 

The rack and pinion steering system features Kia’s acclaimed Motor-Driven Power Assist (MDPS). This delivers the twin benefits of reduced fuel consumption by drawing on engine power only when needed compared with conventional belt-driven power steering, while reducing the driver effort needed for parking and manoeuvring. The Picanto can turn in just 9.8 metres and requires 3.4 turns between the extremes of lock. 

Anti-lock (ABS) is standard, as is Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD) to apportion stopping effort to the wheels with most traction. Emergency Brake Assist (BAS) is also standard, ensuring maximum stopping power when necessary, regardless of the pressure applied to the pedal by the driver. 

Noise, vibration and harshness (NVH)

The Picanto’s stiff body structure has been designed to offer maximum safety while also minimising noise, vibration and harshness (NVH), which are class-leading for an A-segment car. Other NVH counter-measures include large hydraulic mountings for the engine and transmission, a triple-layer sound-deadening panel on the front bulkhead and dual door-sealing strips. There are also sound blockers within the door mirror mounts, while the decision to move the radio aerial to the rear of the roof also has a positive effect on noise.   

 

  1. SAFETY

            A comprehensive safety package across the board 

Kia takes a democratic approach to occupant safety, believing that all its customers deserve equal crash protection, regardless of the size or price of the car they have bought.  It is a comprehensive approach which encompasses a full range of standard features to make many accidents preventable, a stiff body structure with optimum crumple zones to absorb crash impacts while barring intrusion into the passenger cell, and a complete set of passive safety equipment to cushion occupants against the forces generated by a collision. Pedestrians are not forgotten, either, with measures to minimise the effect should the car come into contact with the most vulnerable of all road users. 

The Picanto’s defences begin with an incredibly stiff body structure featuring a high percentage of high-strength steel with ring-shaped reinforcement hoops within the B- and C-pillars and additional bracing at the front between the cowl and suspension towers. 

To aid side-impact protection, the B-pillars and side sills are reinforced with high-tensile steel plates, while the anti-intrusion door beams are extended to overlap the B-pillars. Polyurethane pads are fitted within the front door trims. 

Pedestrian safety is enhanced by a new crossmember beneath the front bumper, plus a deformable cowling ahead of the windscreen and a bonnet striker plate which is offset by 50mm from the centre-line of the car. 

The new Picanto has a full range of electronic safety measures fitted as standard. This includes Electronic Stability Control (ESC), which detects when slippery road conditions or excessive driving might cause the car to go out of control and reduces engine torque, brakes one or more wheels – or a combination of both – to stabilise the car and bring it back on course. There is also Vehicle Stability Management (VSM), which detects when the wheels on one side of the car are on a more slippery surface than those on the other side and automatically keeps the car on a straight path. 

All versions have anti-lock brakes (ABS), Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD) to apportion stopping effort to the wheels with most traction, and Emergency Brake Assist (BAS), ensuring maximum stopping power when necessary, regardless of the pressure applied to the pedal by the driver. Emergency Stop Signalling (ESS) causes the adaptive brake light to flash rapidly in an emergency stop, warning following drivers of the risk of a nose-to-tail shunt. 

Should the worst happen, every Picanto has front, side and curtain airbags to cushion heads and torsos against impacts from any angle. The front passenger airbag has a cut-off switch so that a rear-facing child safety seat can be carried there, and there are also ISOFIX child-seat mounting top tethers and anchor fixings in the rear. 

Front seat-belt pre-tensioners and load limiters brace occupants against a crash impact while reducing the risk of chest injury, and all the front belts are height-adjustable so that they sit in the correct position on the user’s body.

 

 

  1. RUNNING COSTS

Benefits to fleet and retail owners 

With its Kappa petrol engines delivering high fuel economy and low CO2 emissions, the Picanto pares running costs to the bone for all owners. Private users benefit through less frequent visits to the fuel station and zero annual road tax in some cases, while business drivers enjoy low rates of company car taxation. 

Insurance, servicing and maintenance costs were factored in from the start of the design process so that the cost of these essentials is as low as possible. 

One thing which has not changed is the level of after-care. In line with every other Kia, the Picanto comes with the best warranty in the business – seven years or 100,000 miles on all non-wear and tear parts, including labour, subject to terms and conditions. The warranty is transferable if the car is sold before the time or mileage limit expires. 

Fuel economy, CO2 emissions and taxation 2015-16

Engine

Average mpg

CO2 g/km

BIK band

Road fund licence year 1/year 2

  1.0

62.8

105

16%

£0 / £0

  1.25 ISG

61.4

106

16%

£0 / £20

  1.25 auto

50.4

130

21%

£0 / £110

 

All-inclusive servicing  

Servicing is required every 10,000 miles or once a year, whichever comes sooner, and retail customers are able to take advantage of the Care-3 and Care-3 Plus packages, which cover the first three or five services for a low fixed price. All labour and routine replacement parts and fluids are included. Work is carried out by trained product technicians using genuine Kia replacement parts and specified oils. Like the seven-year warranty, the servicing packages stay with the car, so are fully transferable to another customer. 

Insurance groups:

3-door

Group (1-50)

1

2

SR7

2

5-door

Group (1-50)

1

2

1 Air

2

SR7

2

2 1.0

2

2 1.25 ISG

5

2 auto

5

3

6

3 auto

6

4

6

 

 

  1. MANUFACTURING AND THE ENVIRONMENT

            Built in Seosan in a joint venture factory 

The Picanto is built under a joint-venture arrangement with Donghee Auto Company at a highly modern factory in Seosan, a few kilometres from Kia’s Hwasung plant.

Donghee produces 230,000 vehicles a year, of which 90,000 are exported. Originally, DAC was a parts supplier providing suspension, sunroofs and fuel tanks to Kia. DAC decided to diversify into contract manufacturing in 2001, and in 2004, when Kia needed more production capacity in Korea, it took on building the previous Picanto. 

Constant efforts are being made to minimise the plant's effect on the environment. There have been major initiatives to increase recycling, reduce the amount of pollutants and waste in the production process, lower greenhouse gas emissions and cut air pollution through more eco-friendly production systems. Energy-saving measures have also been introduced and Seosan has a target of zero landfill scrap disposal. 

Kia has made reducing the amount of raw materials being fed into the production process a major priority in all its production facilities around the globe. The last few years have seen significant progress in reducing waste, increasing recycling and developing cleaner production processes. Across all Kia facilities, new technology is playing a significant part in environmental improvement.

  1. To locate a local dealer or for more information please visit www.kia.co.uk

    Stephen Kitson
    Director of Corporate Communications

    E: skitson@kia.co.uk   
    T: 01932 832075 M: 07795 011 936
    Daniel Sayles
    Press Relations Manager

    E: dsayles@kia.co.uk  
    T: 01932 832073 M: 07747 149 149
    Sara Robinson     
    Senior Press Officer

    E: srobinson@kia.co.uk
    T: 01932 832072 M: 07919 482 332
    Carly Escritt       
    Senior Press Officer

    E: cescritt@kia.co.uk  
    T: 01932 832071 M: 07557 268 252
    Moyosola Fujamade
    Press Officer (press fleet)

    E: mfujamade@kia.co.uk  
    T: 01932 832069 M: 07471 216 343
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    Press Office Assistant
    E: ejacklin@kia.co.uk  
    T: 01932 832079 M: 07795 011 475

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SPECIFICATION

Picanto

UK TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION

Facts and figures           

1.0-litre petrol:

 No. of cylinders/valves

 

 3 / 12

 Displacement

 cc

 998

 Bore x stroke

 mm

 71 x 84

 Power output

 bhp (Kw)

 65 (48) @ 5,500 rpm

 Torque output

 Nm (lb/ft)

 95 (70) @ 3,500 rpm

 Compression ratio

 

 10.5:1

 Engine details

 

 Kappa three-cylinder in-line, 12-valve DOHC with dual CVVT

 

Transmission

 Transmission type

 

 Five-speed manual

 Gear ratios

 1st gear

 2nd gear

 3rd gear

 4th gear

 5th gear

 Reverse

 Final drive

 3.909

 2.056

 1.269

 0.906

 0.774

 3.636

 4.056

 

Suspension, steering and braking

 Front axle

 Fully independent subframe mounted MacPherson struts with coil springs, gas filled dampers and anti-roll bar

 Rear axle

 Semi-independent CBTA with separate coil springs and gas-filled shock absorbers

 Braking system

 Front discs 241 x 18mm, solid rear discs 234 x 10mm with ABS, EBD and BAS

 Steering

 MDPS electric power-assisted, rack and pinion, 3.4 turns lock-lock

 Wheels

 Steel – 4.0J x 14-inch / Alloy – 5.0J x 14-inch

 Tyres

 165 / 60 R14

 Spare wheel

 Instant mobility (tyre inflation) system

 

Dimensions and weights

 Wheelbase

 mm

 2,385

 Overall – l / w / h

 mm

 3,595 / 1,595 (1,875 w/mirrors) / 1,480

 Kerb weight min./max.

 kg

 920 / 1,020

 Tow weights - braked/unbraked

 kg

 700 / 400

 Boot capacity (VDA)  min./max.

 litres

 200 /870

 Roof load capacity

 kg

 60

 Turning circle

 m

 9.8

 Tank capacity

 litres

 35

 Drag coefficient

 Cd

 0.31

 

Performance and fuel consumption

 Acceleration 0-60 mph

 seconds

 14.1

 Maximum speed

 mph

 98

 Fuel consumption – urb/x.urb/com

 mpg

 48.7 / 74.3 / 62.8

 CO2

 g/km

 105

 

1.25-litre petrol:

 No. of cylinders/valves

 

 4 / 16

 Displacement

 cc

 1248

 Bore x stroke

 mm

 71 x 78.8

 Power output

 bhp (Kw)

 84 (62) @ 6000 rpm

 Torque output

 Nm (lb/ft)

 120 (89) @ 4000 rpm

 Compression ratio

 

 10.5:1

 Engine details

 

 Kappa four cylinder in-line, 16-valve, DOHC with dual CVVT

 

Transmission

 Transmission type

 

 Five-speed manual

 Four-speed automatic

 Gear ratios

 1st gear

 2nd gear

 3rd gear

 4th gear

 5th gear

 Reverse

 Final drive

 3.545

 1.895

 1.192

 0.853

 0.719

 3.636

 4.056

 2.919

 1.551

 1.000

 0.713

  –

 2.480

 4.336

 

Suspension, steering and braking

 Front axle

 Fully independent subframe mounted MacPherson struts with coil springs, gas filled dampers and anti-roll stabiliser bar

 Rear axle

 Semi independent CBTA with separate coil springs and gas-filled shock absorbers

 Braking system

 Front discs 241 x 18mm, solid rear discs 234 x 10mm with ABS, EBD and BAS

 Steering

 MDPS electric power-assisted, rack and pinion, 3.4 turns lock-lock

 Wheels

 Alloys -  5.0J x 14-inch / 5.5J x 15 inch

 Tyres

 165/60 R 14 / 175/50 R15

 Spare wheel

 Instant mobility (tyre inflation) system

 

Dimensions and weights

 Wheelbase

 mm

 2,385

 Overall – l / w / h

 mm

 3,595 / 1,595 (1,875 w/mirrors) / 1,480

 Kerb weight min./max.

 kg

 930 / 1,030

 950 / 1035

 Tow weights - braked/unbraked

 kg

 700 / 400

 400 / 0

 Boot capacity (VDA)  min./max.

 litres

 200 / 870

 Roof load capacity

 kg

 60

 Turning circle

 m

 9.8

 Tank capacity

 litres

 35

 Drag coefficient

 Cd

 0.31

 

Performance and fuel consumption

 

 

Five-speed m/t ISG

Four-speed a/t

 Acceleration 0-60 mph

 seconds

11.5

13.2

 Maximum speed

 mph

108

101

 Fuel consumption – urb/x.urb/com

 mpg

44.8 / 74.3 / 60.1 (grade 2)

47.9 / 74.3 / 61.4 (grade 3 and 4)

38.7 / 61.4 / 50.4

 CO2

 g/km

109  (grade 2) 106 (grade 3)

130

 

Ends

For further information on Kia please visit www.kiapressoffice.com or contact:

Stephen Kitson                  Director of Corporate Communications
skitson@kia.co.uk – 01932 832075 – 07795 011936

Daniel Sayles                     Press Relations Manager
dsayles@kia.co.uk – 01932 832073 – 07747 149149

Sara Robinson                             Senior Press Officer
srobinson@kia.co.uk – 01932 832072 – 07919 482332

Carly Escritt                       Senior Press Officer
cescritt@kia.co.uk – 01932 832071 – 07557 262252

Moyo Fujamade                 Press Officer
mfujamade@kia.co.uk – 01932 832069 – 07471 216343

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PICANTO NEWS

KIA TO UNVEIL ALL-NEW PICANTO

Kia Motors today reveals the first design details of the Picanto, the third-generation of one of Kia’s global best-selling cars.

Dec 22, 2016
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KIA PICANTO TOPS CITY CAR SEGMENT IN 2016 J.D. POWER SURVEY

Picanto awarded most dependable city car Kia ranked third overall brand for dependability Success follows on from 2015’s survey Kia Picanto has been awarded the highest ranking in the city car segment according to the J.D. Power 2016 UK Vehicle Dependability Study. The study, now in its second year, measures problems experienced...

Jul 13, 2016
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KIA UPDATES ITS 'LITTLE TITANS', THE PICANTO AND RIO

New three-grade Picanto 5-door line-up Additional equipment added to the Picanto line-up New Picanto 5-door pricing starts from £8,545 Four trim grades in restructured 5-door Rio range Equipment upgrades for many 5-door Rio models New Rio 5-door priced from £10,945 Kia has refreshed and upgraded its 'little titans', the...

Jul 4, 2016
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Sporty new Chilli model adds spice to Kia Picanto range

Chilli models are latest in Picanto Originals programme Powered by 1.2-litre 84bhp engine with manual or auto gearbox First models in Picanto range to offer sat-nav Three exterior colours with red interior trim Picanto Chilli manual £11,495; Picanto Chilli auto £12,095 On sale from 1 July 2015 Eight models now meet EU6...

Jul 1, 2015
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