Kia Picanto upgraded for a new era

Complete with a new look, enhanced technology, and an upgraded safety suite, the new Kia Picanto has arrived down under. To be available in two trims, Sport and GT-Line, it’s powered by a 1.2-litre petrol engine.

To be offered in either a 5-speed manual or 4-speed auto, producing 62kW of power and 122Nm of torque regardless, the 2024 Picanto sports a new headlight graphic, expanded radiator grille, and redesigned front bumper.

The rear design has been slightly tweaked, with adjustments made to the rear tail lamps and bumper for a sportier appearance. On GT-Line variants, further exterior modifications have been made.

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The front and rear lighting have been transformed to the new ‘signature’ lighting design, creating the illusion of a wider appearance. New wheels feature on both trims, with 14-inch alloys for the Sport and 16-inch machine-finished diamond cut alloys for the GT-Line.

Premium artificial leather now features as a standard material across the steering wheel and shift knob (manual and automatic) of both trims. Additionally, GT-Line variants gain a D-cut sports steering wheel.

Analogue gauges have been replaced in favour of a 4.2-inch digital cluster across both trims, creating harmony with the existing 8.0-inch floating touchscreen infotainment display. Passengers in GT-Line variants also score rear USB-C charging ports.

Further reinforcing the Picanto’s suitability for young drivers, it is equipped with a range of advanced driver assistance systems, including blind spot collision avoidance assist, rear cross traffic collision avoidance assist, lane follow and lane keep assist.

Electric and folding side mirrors with integrated indicators are n0w standard across both trims, with the heating function carried across with GT-Line variants. The 2024 Kia Picanto is offered in a choice of seven exterior paint finishes, including Adventurous Green.

As with all Kia models, the new Picanto continues to include Kia’s 7-year warranty, 7-year capped price servicing, and 7-year roadside assist programs. Pricing kicks off at $17,890 for the manual Sport and ranges up to $21,290 for the auto GT-Line (both plus on-roads).

For more information, contact your local Kia dealer. If you’re keen on one and need finance, talk to CreditOne.

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