Is the Kia Picanto the best value car in the UK? Well the judges at Auto Express think so as they judged it the best Budget Car in their New Car Honours 2006.
The cheeky looking Picanto pulled out in front of its bigger brother the Kia Rio and rival Fiat Panda to clinch the award and proves that style and design do not need to be sacrificed for a price.
Paul Williams, Managing Director, Kia Motors confirms that: "This award from Auto Express confirms what we at Kia already knew - that every penny counts and when you combine the Picanto’s £5895 price tag with top class residual values we have the best value car in the UK."
The recent investigation by Parker’s Car Price Guide into car depreciation, confirmed that no car in the UK offers better value than the Picanto with a year’s ownership in 2005 costing an average of just £1,091!
This isn’t the first time Picanto has received recognition from Auto Express, earlier this year it scooped a victory in the Small Car category at the Auto Express Used Car Honours 2006.
And in Auto Express’s recently published results from EurotaxGlass’s guide to cars that make the best investment over the next three years, the Picanto 1.1 SE stormed to the top of the City Car group as it retains almost 47% over three years.
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