If you are travelling locally or abroad, you may be looking to rent a car to see the landscape. The all-new Kia Picanto is the perfect car to take you around, allowing you to see more and explore in comfort and style.

Why the Kia Picanto is great

When considering which new car to get, you must also consider where you will be driving.  The new model Picanto offers practicality, comfort and efficiency on the busy city and rural roads, at an affordable price. If the city makes you feel alive, then the Picanto is the perfect car with a compact size, comfortable interiors and high maneuverability. If you would rather head out of town, then the high fuel efficiency and infotainment system is the perfect accompaniment to any family day out.

What’s new about the new Picanto? 

The new Picanto offers a new, bold look on the outside, with updated technology and comfort on the inside, which will thrill any modern driver.  Kia Australia has claimed that the new Kia Picanto and Kia Picanto GT line is aimed at young drivers, as well as those that are young at heart.  The car comes in eleven different colors, so you will be able to find a car that suits your vibe.

Exterior

The 2022 model comes with a tiger-nose grille, LED headlights, daytime running lights and sleek lines. The wheelbase has been extended by 15 mm from previous models, and the wheels have been pushed into the corners, which makes the new model look and feel larger and more stable.

Interior

The new Picanto and Picanto GT line have a modern and refined cabin. Despite it being in the light car category, the cabin feels roomy. The dashboard has been moved by 15 mm, offering more legroom for the driver and passenger seat. The center console comes with a nice central armrest that is movable and can be lifted for storage space.

The Kia Picanto GT comes with a 7-inch touch screen infotainment display with Bluetooth connectivity, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. In terms of cargo space, the Picanto offers 255-litres of boot space with the rear seats up, and over 1,00-litres with the seats folded down.

These excellent storage abilities make the Picanto the perfect family car for long trips or school runs.

Driving the Kia Picanto

The pushed-out wheels mean that the Picanto drives comfortably over bumps and potholes. The Picanto comes with either a 1.0-litre or 1.25-litre multi-point injection petrol engine, paired with five-speed manual transmission and front-wheel-drive.

Select models come with a four-speed automatic transmission. The three-cylinder 1.0-litre engine produces 49 kW and 96 Nm of torque, while the four-cylinder 1.25-litre engine produces 61 kW and 122 Nm of torque on the open road. This means fuel consumption will be relatively low, making for an economic drive.

The 1.0-litre MPI engine makes this little car highly fuel-efficient and is an excellent entry point into the Picanto range. The engine delivers enough power to quickly overtake other cars, and if you end up stuck in traffic, the car drives so comfortably, you won’t get frustrated.

Standard equipment, safety features and specs

The following equipment is available in all models:

  • Wheel size: choice between 13- or 14-inch steel, or 14- or 15-inch alloy wheels
  • Anti-lock Braking System
  • Power windows
  • ISOFIX child seat anchors
  • USB Ports
  • Bluetooth connectivity
  • 8-inch infotainment display with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay
  • Space saver spare wheel

The following equipment is available in select models:

  • Driver’s seat height adjustment and height-adjustable front seatbelts
  • Electric heated side mirrors
  • Rear-view camera
  • LED daytime running lights
  • Sunroof
  • Leather steering wheel
  • Rear cross-traffic alert with reverse parking sensors

Final Thoughts

The Kia Picanto and Kia Picanto GT is a fine little car that packs a punch. This family-friendly vehicle is the perfect car to get you around town, as its small size and powerful-for-its-size engine are perfect for zipping through traffic.

The low fuel consumption means this car is also perfect for long drives, so why not rent one to escape the city and set out on an adventure? If this article has not convinced you, why not book a test drive and experience this amazing car for yourself.

You will be surprised at the great value for money for this comfortable, practical and exciting car.

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