New Picanto is on the way

John Knox

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New Picanto is on the way

The new, third-generation, Kia Picanto will go on sale across Europe shortly. The entry price for the Picanto 1.0 TX in Ireland will be €13,290.
Kia Ireland have a healthy share of the A segment, running fifth in order behind the run away leader the Hyundai i10, Toyota Aygo, Nissan Leaf and Fiat 500.
In terms of pricing, the new Picanto TX at €13,295 is €300 more expensive than the i10 Classic and the Picanto EX at €14,795 is likewise €300 more than the i10 De Luxe .
However, in terms of the TX model, this €300 buys you a newer model with a lower CO2 of 97 (v108), plus Bluetooth, remote audio controls, electric heated mirrors, rear power windows, four speakers (v 2), leather covered SW and gearshift and body coloured mirrors and door handles.
The Picanto EX (€14,795 ) model comes with 15” alloys (v 14”) and the rear power windows not featured on the i10 deluxe. Even with the larger alloys the Picanto EX model still enjoys the lower 97 CO2.
The Kia range also features an EX ADAS model (€15,195 ) that features AEB as standard.