2017 Kia Picanto Launch Review Behind the Wheel
All-new Kia Picanto Road Make certain you Review…
The Kia Picanto landed somebody in charge of in Australia in 2015, now Kia Australia features a new-generation model to offer Australia micro-car buyers.
I have had a drive of the innovative model and I’michael pleased to say that My spouse and i wouldn’t be at most surprised if this automobile is there when we are communicating 2017 Car of the Year.
Kia has were take the Picanto to a new amount in this new unit.
Built on an all new platform, all that carries in excess of from the previous technology offering is the generator and transmission, the rest is new.
That means an increasingly robust look, mainly at the front, a completely rejigged interior and a slightly larger sized cabin.
The added interior space, which see front seat passengers appreciate an additional 15mm of legroom and 15mm of shoulder joint room, comes by the slightly longer wheelbase.
Other than the usual slightly higher rooftop line (+6mm), 2017 Kia Picanto outward dimensions remain the same.
One spot where the new version has a big advantage within the old one is directing and suspension truly feel.
The new one has taken advantage of Australian-specific testing and intonation and that means the car is more competent together with capable on the local roads.
A stiffer chassis and more appear absorption help make the miscroscopic Kia even more intuitive.
While it’s good to see that the new Kia version also boasts twisting vectoring and straight line stability systems, most of these also help keep this Picanto happily on the concrete.
New colours, including the one of a kind Lime Green and Place Orange, also feature.
On a roads the new Honda Picanto is right up there using the yardstick of the micro-car message – Holden’s Spark.
The website gives you good speeding for around town driving a car and was relaxed enough at increased speeds.
The standard transmitting is a five-speed manual (to begin with manual has been offered in the Picanto), while the four-speed automotive transmission carries around.
I had a long commute in the auto and although it probably could make use of an extra ratio, for the majority of applications it is satisfactory.
Ride, handling and advice all impressed this again shows that the income the manufacturers invest straight into local testing plus tuning is funds well spent.
Fuel economy can also be better than reasonable – only 5.3L/100km manual, 5.8L/100km auto (combined).
Apple Carplay in addition to Android Auto attribute as standard, and also a reverse camera, raise parking sensors plus auto headlights.
Comfort amounts in the cabin are likely to be better than you might expect, though the lack of your centre arm remainder always drops relaxation down a step or two.
I would certainly say the door provide rest is also a little too hard.
Other than that, for a micro-car, you can’t genuinely fault the interior, mainly the overall space and comfort of the seats.
Alloy trolley wheels would be a handy accessory, Kia tell us these kinds of will be available when option extras (even though no prices however confirmed) and Independent Emergency Braking will also be very desired.
On the AEB tech, Toyota representatives tell us they have got asked for it, automobile awaiting head office throughout Korea to indication off on that (enjoy this space).
While ANCAP is yet to crash and burn test the new Hyundai Picanto so we can’t suggest the overall Picanto safety qualifications.
Summing it up; It’s an excellent move by Hyundai to strengthen its line-up all the way down in the ‘entry point’ into the range.
A micro-car that has a excellent feel about it, fair pricing and interesting and funky style, we’re sure Honda won’t have too a lot trouble convincing Foreign car buyers.
As We said at the top, primarily taking the pricing in mind, I expect individuals to be talking much more about the new Picanto when we have got our Car of this year discussions.
Oh, and don’l forget the ongoing together with your seven-year warranty and seven-year topped pricing servicing.
NUTS and also BOLTS – 2017 Kia Picanto
Engine: Just one.25 litre gas producing 62kW/122Nm
Transmission: Five-speed manual or perhaps four-speed automatic
Safety: Not tested
Warranty: Seven years
Origin: South Korea
Price: from $14,190(guide) and then $15,690 drive-away (automatic)