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The all-new Kia Picanto on the road

The all-new third-generation Picanto is the most technologically advanced, most stylish, most refined and sportiest small car that Kia has ever produced, and is now available to lease from Nationwide Vehicle Contracts.

With nine versions on offer, (two engines, two transmissions and five trim lines), and the most powerful engine ever offered in a Picanto – a 99bhp 1.0-litre T-GDi turbocharged unit – to follow soon, the five-door Kia Picanto also offers advanced connectivity and driver assistance features to help "keep occupants fully in touch with the outside world while minimising the risk of accidents."

Capable of up to 64.2mpg, with CO2 as low as 101g/km, the all-new Picanto has outstanding standard features.

The entry-level grade ‘1’ model features:

  • The all-new Kia Picanto Electric front windows
  • Remote locking with a folding key
  • Tinted windows
  • Radio with AUX and USB ports,
  • Tilt-adjustable steering column
  • Automatic headlight control
  • Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
  • Vehicle Stability Management (VSM)
  • Hill-start Assist Control (HAC)
  • Torque Vectoring to aid to handling stability
  • 60:40 split folding rear seats
  • Two-speaker audio system 
  • Six airbags 

From grade ‘2’:

  • Air conditioning
  • Electric rear windows
  • Electric heated door mirrors
  • Bluetooth with music streaming
  • Leather-trimmed steering wheel and gear-lever
  • Four-speaker audio system
  • Body-coloured door handles and side mirror housings
  • High-gloss black centre fascia trim
  • Chromed grille surround
  • 14" alloy wheels in place of steel rims 

Grade ‘3’ adds:

  • 15" alloy wheels
  • Supervision instrument cluster
  • Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB)
  • Front foglights
  • Electric folding mirrors with LED indicators
  • Floor-mounted sliding centre armrest
  • Automatic air conditioning
  • Cruise control with a speed limiter
  • 7" 'floating' central display unit with satellite navigation and full connectivity
  • Bluetooth with voice recognition
  • DAB radio as part of a six-speaker audio system
  • Rear parking camera and sensors
  • Chromed exterior door handles 

Distinguishing features on the ‘GT-Line’ model:

  • The all-new Kia Picanto GT Line-S16" alloy wheels,
  • Sports front and rear bumpers and side sills
  • Dual exhaust
  • Black and red faux leather seats
  • Supervision instrument cluster
  • Electric folding mirrors with LED indicators
  • Satin chrome interior door handles
  • Privacy glass on the rear windows and tailgate
  • Bi-function projection headlamp units
  • LED daytime running lamps and rear lights
  • Chrome beltline strip
  • Stainless steel pedals with non-slip rubber inserts 

And the top-of-the-range ‘GT-Line S’ adds:

  • Wireless phone charger
  • Electric sunroof
  • Heated front seats and steering wheel
  • Smart key and push-button engine start/stop
  • 7" central display unit with satellite navigation and connected services
  • DAB radio
  • Rear parking camera and sensors
  • Dual-height boot floor
  • Luggage net and hooks
  • Driver's-side illuminated vanity mirror 

All models from grade ‘3’ have Autonomous Emergency Braking as standard which can bring the car to a complete stop at certain speeds and to a partial stop at up to 107mph, with grades ‘1’ and ‘2’ having it as an option; and the ‘GT-Line S’ and grade ‘3’ versions feature the 7" centre-mounted 'floating' touchscreen that is integrated with Kia Connected Services, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.

More space and more style 

The all-new Kia Picanto interiorThe all-new Picanto is the same size as its previous incarnation, although slightly taller and with a longer wheel base - which helps provide more passenger and luggage space. 

 Kia designers looked at the cabin space and have moved things around to ensure that his is possible, with a slimmer dashboard and lower seats combining to not only make the cabin lighter and more airy, but also adding in more front head, leg and shoulder room than in the previous model.

Kia's studios in Germany and at Namyang in South Korea have worked tirelessly on the look of the new Picanto - so much so that the character has changed from 'cute' and 'cheeky' to 'sporty' and 'sophisticated', in line with consumer needs when it comes to a city car.

The all-new Kia Picanto GT Line-S interiorAt the front, wider grilles and air intakes are flanked by multi-focus reflector or bi-function projection headlamp units, depending on model, with fitted front foglamps, where fitted, housed in separate side grilles or, on GT-Line and GT-Line S models, within the main lower grille. 

There is a bolder, more assertive bumper, front and back, a lower and flatter waistline, more emphatic wheel arches, body-colour or chromed door handles, black or chrome belt-line strips and black or body-coloured door mirrors; and at the rear, larger C-shaped rear light clusters.

 Inside, new materials and trim enhancements scream quality, with seats in smart black cloth, premium black cloth or black and red faux leather, depending on model - and from grade '2', leather trim on the steering wheel and gear lever.

The standard colour from the new Picanto is Blue Breeze, with Clear White, Silver Frost, Titanium Silver, Midnight Black, Chilli Red and Pop Orange as optional alternatives.

Three powerful petrol engines including new T-GDi turbo

The all-new Picanto is available only with petrol engines - diesel engines not being a particularly viable option for city cars - and with the all-new Picanto, their three powerful and refined engines will include – for the first time – a 99bhp three-cylinder 1.0-litre T-GDi unit later in the year. 

The entry-level three-cylinder 66bhp 1.0-litre engine is capable of 64.2mpg, with CO2 emissions of only 101g/km, with the four-cylinder 83bhp 1.25 not too far behind, the latter available with an optional four-speed automatic gearbox alongside the standard five-speed manual.

And both engines are multi-point injection (MPi) engines, providing reduced fuel consumption and emissions alongside lively performance, with plenty in reserve for motorway driving. 

The all-new third-generation Picanto is now available to lease from Nationwide Vehicle Contracts. Contact our Customer Services Department for more details now.

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