Kia adds a splash of colour to the Picanto line-up

Friday, 25 January 2013

  • ‘Fuschia Blush' colour added to the Picanto line-up
  • New 3-door Picanto ‘White' edition available
  • Uniquely available in Clear White with white interior touches
  • High level of standard specification
  • Sporting exterior styling cues
  • Picanto ‘White' priced from £11,475

Pretty in pink - a new colour for Picanto

The pocket-sized Picanto is now available in pink! Adding a splash of girly colour to the Picanto line up ‘Fuchsia Blush' is now available to order on the 5-door model on grades ‘2' and ‘3' priced at the standard metallic paint price of £445.

A new version - Picanto ‘White'

If pink isn't your colour then there is also an all-new version of Kia's city car - the Picanto ‘White'.  Uniquely available with Clear White paintwork, and in three-door guise, this highly-specified model sits at the top of the Picanto line-up.

Picanto ‘White' comes with a host of high-end specification items including automatic air conditioning, Bluetooth with voice recognition, iPod connectivity, a six-speaker stereo system and reversing sensors.  Electrically folding and heated door mirrors with integrated LED indicators, ‘welcome' and ‘follow-me-home' lighting, steering wheel mounted controls, a trip computer and a smart key entry system with Start/Stop button are also all part of the comprehensive equipment list.

On the outside, Picanto ‘White' has a decidedly sporting appearance thanks to a set of anthracite five-spoke 15-inch alloy wheels, colour-coded side sill mouldings, a black ‘tiger nose' grille with quirky red surround, LED daytime running lights, as well as distinctive LED rear combination lamps and a dual chrome-tipped exhaust.

The white theme continues on the inside with bright gloss white trim on the steering wheel, dashboard fascia and gear lever.  A black cloth upholstery, with part-leather inserts, leather steering wheel and gear lever and alloy pedals complete the look.

Picanto ‘White' is powered by a 1.25-litre petrol engine with either a five-speed manual or four-speed automatic transmission.  Developing 84bhp at 6,000rpm and 89 lb/ft torque at 4,000 rpm the ‘White' has a top-speed, in manual guise, of 106mph and completes the 0-60mph dash in 11 seconds.  The automatic version has a top speed of 101mph and does 0-60mph in 12.9 seconds.

 

The Intelligent Stop & Go (ISG) system fitted to the manual version helps it to achieve 62.8mpg on the official combined cycle and CO2 emissions of 106g/km that place it in VED band ‘B' - meaning Road Fund Licence is free in year one and costs £20 per annum thereafter.  The automatic version has an official combined economy figure of 50.4mpg and has CO2 emissions of 130g/km.

The Picanto ‘White' is available to order now priced at £11,745 for the 1.25-litre manual version and £12,435 for the 1.25-litre automatic version.  Both models are in insurance category 11 and have 10,000 mile or 12-month servicing intervals.

Like all Picantos, and many other Kia models, the ‘White' is available with ‘Care-3' - Kia's all-inclusive servicing package.  Just £269 will provide peace-of-mind and inflation-proof servicing for the first three services of the car's life.  ‘Care-3 Plus' provides cover for the first five services for £499.

As with every new Kia, the Picanto comes with our industry-leading and fully- transferable seven year warranty.  For more information on the Kia range, please visit www.kia.co.uk.

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