Kia Introduces The Picanto Zipp! And Zipp+

Kia Picanto

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Kia has introduced two scorching special edition Picantos to this summer’s line-up. The Picanto Zipp! and Zipp+ both feature a panoramic electric folding canvas sunroof which, at the touch of a button, gives Kia customers a breath of fresh air.

Paul Williams, managing director of Kia Motors (UK) Limited said: “The Zipp! models combine the versatility of the Picanto with the feeling of freedom which no other vehicle in this sector can offer at a starting price of just £6,995.”

The discreet Webasto full-length sunroof has two pre-programmable settings and can be retracted to any position to provide varying degrees of sunlight and warm summer breeze into the vehicle. If it gets too hot, simply close the roof using the one-touch panel and flick on the air conditioning which comes as standard on the Zipp+ model.

The 1.0-litre Zipp! comes with all the benefits of the existing Picanto GS which in addition to the unique canvas roof, also offers ABS with electronic brakeforce distribution (EBD), twin airbags and CD audio with MP3 player.

For only £500 extra, customers can enjoy the 1.1-litre Zipp+ which gives the open-top specification of the Zipp! as well as extras such as a leather steering wheel, body coloured side mouldings and remote central door locking. Customers preferring an automatic transmission on the Zipp+ can pick one up for only £7,995.

The Zipp! is available in scarlet red and cobalt blue and in addition to these colours, the Zipp+ adds Galaxy Black and Liquid Silver. Both Zipp! models are currently offered with one year’s free insurance.

Full Pricing and line-up is as follows:

Picanto 1.0 Zipp! £6,995
Picanto 1.1 Zipp+ £7,495
Picanto 1.1 Zipp+ Auto £7,995

Metallic/Mica paint is available for an extra £325 on all Zipp! models.

Published 16 May 2006 Melanie Carter

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