The three-door Kia Picanto City went on sale on the 1st October 2012 priced at £10,245.
The ‘City’ is part of the ‘Originals’ collection which according to Kia is packed full of functional but fashionable features not normally associated with cars in this price range, offering assured practicality with just a hint of glamour. ‘Originals’ models stem from the idea of a fashion collection – being frequently updated with distinct styles and personalities.
The Kia Picanto City is available in either in Blaze Red or Bright Silver metallic paint, complemented with a signature red grille which features Kia’s new re-designed bonnet badge. Plus there are 14-inch alloy wheels, chrome door handles, heated door mirrors and front fog lights.
The interior features air conditioning, premium cloth upholstery and a leather trimmed steering wheel with audio controls and iPod connectivity. Features unique to the ‘City’ include ambient LED lighting and a “Hollywood” style vanity mirror with three-stage illumination sequence. Bluetooth connectivity allows the driver to make hands-free calls via voice recognition and stream music wirelessly.
The Kia Picanto City is powered by a three-cylinder Kappa 1.0 MPI engine, with a five-speed manual gearbox, that produces 99g/km of CO2 and delivers 67.3 mpg on the combined cycle. Which makes it exempt from road tax (VED) and should you visit the centre of London, it is Congestion Charge free.
On the safety front the ‘City’ is equipped with Electronic Stability Control, Vehicle Stability Management, Hill-start Assist Control and Cornering Brake Control. It also benefits from six airbags and five three-point seatbelts all round, making it one of the few five-seaters in its class.
Plus as with all new Kia the ‘City’ benefits from a seven-year warranty and you can add Kia’s Care-3 service package for £269 which covers the first three services.Published 18 November 2012