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Kia & Picanto Edit
The Kia Picanto is a compact A-segment hatchback that was first introduced in Malaysia in 2013. With the launch of the third-generation Picanto in 2018, it received modern styling and new safety features.
There are two variants of the Kia Picanto in Malaysia. They are the Kia Picanto 1.2 EX and 1.2 GT-Line.
The price of a new Kia Picanto in Malaysia starts from RM49,888 for the 1.2 EX variant and RM59,888 for the 1.2 GT-Line variant.
The Kia Picanto is available in six colors. Two colors available on both variants are Clear White and Titanium Silver. Aurora Black is exclusive to the 1.2 GT-Line, while Honey Bee, Lime Light, and Pop Orange are only available on the 1.2 EX variant.
The interior of the Malaysian version of the Kia Picanto has a basic yet classy The Kia Picanto is one styling with a practical layout. It has a black interior with fabric seats in the 1.2 EX and leather seats in the 1.2 GT-Line. Other features a leather-wrapped steering wheel with multi-function control switches, three cupholders, and two power sockets. The Kia Picanto 1.2 EX variant gets manual single-zone air conditioning while the 1.2 GT-Line variant gets a single-zone automatic climate control system.
The third-generation Kia Picanto has a more modern, aggressive styling with the sharp, Kia tiger-nose grille. It also has improved projector halogen headlights, LED daytime running lights (DRL), LED combination taillights, and LED turn signals.
of the most compact cars in the segment. It measures 3,595 mm long, 1,595 mm wide, and 1,485 mm tall. It also has a 255-liter boot which is decently sized.
The Kia Picanto has a 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment center that supports CD, MP3, AUX, USB, Bluetooth, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto connectivity. Additionally, it has six speakers throughout the cabin.
The Kia Picanto is powered by a 1.2 L 4-cylinder engine with a 4-speed automatic transmission. The engine produces a max power of 84 PS at 6,000 rpm and max torque of 122 Nm at 4,000 rpm. This gives the Kia Picanto a claimed fuel consumption of 5.8 L/100 km. With its 35-liter fuel tank, it can travel an estimated 203 kilometers on a full tank.
The Kia Picanto in Malaysia is well-equipped in terms of safety features. It has six airbags, seatbelt reminder for all seats, Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Emergency Brake Distribution (EBD), Electronic Stability Control (ESC), Hill Start Assist (HSA), ISOFIX, security alarm with immobilizer, and rear parking sensors with camera.
The 1.2 GT-Line variant has additional safety features including Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB), collision warning, and cruise control.
The Picanto is a well-equipped, easy-to-own car that offers a good ride quality in a small package. With its price, the Kia Picanto offers good value for buyers looking for a unique alternative to local compact hatchbacks.