Just three months after going on sale, the Kia Picanto has picked up its first major accolade – being named Northern Car of the Year by the Northern Group of Motoring Writers.
Presenting the award, Derrick Grocock, Vice-Chairman said: “Kia’s consistent quality and style have seen them become the only company to have two vehicles in the Top 10 on three separate occasions – and this year Picanto topped the bill with the all-new Sportage right behind.
“Picanto was a clear winner thanks to its looks, quality and excellent packaging which makes it such a perfect city-car,” he added.
The all-new Picanto went on sale at the start of June and with its choice of frugal and efficient 1.0 and 1.25 Kappa family petrol engines and a starting price of £7,795 for the three-door and £7,995 for the five door it is already proving a hit with motorists who want value with a dash of added style.
Michael Cole, Managing Director of Kia Motors (UK) Limited said: “We are delighted to get this award from such a well-known group of fair-minded and practical journalists! This is the first major award for Picanto but I don’t think it will be the last.”