The new Kia Picanto has been named ‘Bargain of the Year’ at the BBC Top Gear Magazine annual awards. The Kia Picanto has been awarded numerous titles since its launch in June and BBC Top Gear said of the car “finally, here’s a Korean supermini that you might choose over, say, a Fiat 500. You want a bargain? The car we have here is a touch over 10 grand, but you can have one for under eight. That’s two grand less than the cheapest Cinquecento, and for our money the better car.”
The Kia Picanto boasts bold and dynamic styling, high-quality interior fittings and a host of class-leading features. It is specifically aimed at the steadily increasing number of discerning consumers wishing to ‘downsize’ to a smaller car. VED and congestion charge is exempt due to the 99g/km co2 emissions.
All versions have electronic stability control (ESC), anti-lock brakes (ABS), electronic brake-force distribution (EBD) to apportion stopping effort to the wheels with most traction, and emergency brake assist system (BAS), ensuring maximum stopping power regardless of the pressure applied to the pedal by the driver.