Since 2004, Kia has been selling the Picanto as an affordable and reliable city car. The Korean brand focuses on the quality and long-term resistance of its car and offers to confirm this a full seven-year standard warranty, which it’s usually quite difficult to find on a car. The first generation was sold from 2004 to 2011 and achieved good commercial results. Unfortunately, the Picanto 1st gen. has a flaw in impact resistance: it only received three stars in NCAP crash tests. The structure of the 1st gen. is almost identical to the one of the Hyundai Getz, while the second generation is based on the Hyundai i10. This 2nd gen. has a much more modern design, which becomes even aggressive in the facelift 2015 model (pictured). With this generation, the general resistance improves and the engine consumption is quite low. The interiors are also well cared for (but there are however some elements made of low-quality rigid plastics) and give the impression of belonging to a higher segment car, even if the Picanto is one of the cheapest city cars that you can buy. The interior space is well engineered and the car, therefore, offers good roominess overall. Among the options, there is a practical navigator, which is still missing on many similar cars like the Fiat Panda! The standard 67HP engine makes the Picanto slow.

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🏎 Kia Picanto
📍 South Korea
🛠 1.0 98NM 67HP
💨 14,6 seconds
🔝 161km/h
💶 No longer on sale
Our votes:
⭐⭐ (2/5) for the 1st gen.
⭐⭐⭐⚡ (3,5/5) for the 2nd gen.