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Performance, efficiency and minimal emissions come as standard with the Picanto. The powertrain comes in a choice of two options to suit your needs, each mated with a manual transmission as standard. Picanto comes up with 1.1 SOHC gasoline engines that are highly efficient and lightweight and offer dynamic performance and excellent fuel economy – which makes Picanto the perfect city car. The 1.1-litre engine delivers 64 ps at 5,500 rpm and 9.9 kg·m of torque at 2,800 rpm, making the Picanto one of the most powerful cars in its class and capable of 0 to 100kph in 15.1 seconds (under Kia internal tests). The 5-speed manual transmission has a cable clutch for smooth shifting and optimum gear ratiosthat suit a wide range of driving conditions. A 4-speed automatic is available mated to the 1.1-litre engine, designed to finely control the supply of oil to allow more effective changes of speed and reduced engine noise.

Your car should add a little extra to your life. Why settle for the dull and uninspiring? The moment you take the wheel of the Kia Picanto prepare for your eyes to widen and your heart to flutter. Kia has thought of it all, from sassiness with style to comfort and safety. Picanto could be your perfect match.

Kia Picanto has got the look. Cute, desirable and well dressed, it’s your perfect partner for sharing the fun times. This is a car that combines lots of style with plenty ofsophistication and simply heaps of fun. You’ll want to be seen in a Picanto.

It’s great to know that a small car can be the product of big ideas, and whatever your lifestyle it will leave you sitting pretty.
You could say there’s bags of space – and there’s certainly space for bags of shopping! The Picanto will never cramp your style, whether you’re travelling with friends or loading up with your cargo. The boot space is vast for an A-segment car, with high and wide access through the tailgate. You can increase the space to a huge 882 litres at the touch of a simple lever, folding down the rear seats until they’re completely flat. These can be practically split 60:40 if you need to load bulky items and carry one or two passengers at the rear in complete comfort. You’ll spend many hours in your Picanto, and Kia has ensured that the seating throughout maximises ergonomic comfort and provides comfort and support. You can choose your preferred driving position using the slide and tilt fine-tuning, as well as a manual height adjustment of up to 40 mm. The passenger seat has similar capabilities to provide ample comfort and leg room for the journey. Your rear seat passengers will love the three-stage adjustable seat back that ensures they feel fresh and relaxed.

The Kia Picanto is a car to drive for pleasure, so it will be reassuring to know that under the bonnet and within the body shell the best is technology leaves you little to worry about. The Picanto powertrain is a sporty 1.1-litre gasoline, making dynamic performance effortless and fuel economy and efficiency a gimme.
This highly efficient and lightweight 1.1 Gasoline engines make the Picanto a perfect city car, with good acceleration and control to suit your driving style. The 1,086 cc SOHC delivers 64 ps at 5,500 rpm making it one of the most powerful engines in its class, with 9.9 kg.m of torque at 2,800 rpm to get you off the mark and provide nippy and reactive performance around town. In Kia tests the engine takes Picanto from zero to 100 kph in 15.1 seconds and will reach a maximum speed of 154 kph where regulations allow so it’s clearly a real performer as well as safe and practical drive.
The Picanto engine comes mated to a five-speed manual transmission, fitted with a cable clutch for smooth, effortless shifting and optimum gear ratios that suit a wide range of driving conditions. The automatic transmission option is also available and has been designed with smart electronics to finely control the supply of oil to allow more effective changes of speed and reduced engine noise. The modern body structure is extremely strong, with reinforcement steel located at strategic points and side impact protection within the doors. Vented front disc brakes are fade-free and standard on all models. Within the cabin the occupants are protected by comprehensive airbags, with dual front airbags which inflate in a frontal collision, and optional side airbags for protecting the head and thorax in the event of a side impact.
Above Images are illustration for general market only, actual model may differ in specs.





1.1  SOHC Gasoline engine 1.0  SOHC Gasoline engine (Brazil only)
1.1 SOHC Gasoline engine
1.0  SOHC Gasoline engine (Brazil only)
  • Displacement
  • 1,086 cc
  • Max. Power
  • 64 ps (47 kW) @ 5,500 rpm
  • Max. Torque
  • 9.9 kg.m (97.5 Nm) @ 2,800 rpm
  • Displacement
  • 999 cc
  • Max. Power
  • 64 ps (47 kW) @ 5,600 rpm
  • Max. Torque
  • 8.9 kg.m (87.7 Nm) @ 3,000 rpm
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