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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for May 5, 2017

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk, a regular video wrap of the latest happenings in the automotive world and Australia's new-car market. Keeping you in the loop, Tegan Lawson presents a weekly video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews...

2017 Kia Picanto S pricing and specs

Australian pricing and specifications have been released for the all-new 2017 Kia Picanto in conjunction with the micro hatch's local launch. As predicted in our report on the revamped Picanto's international debut at the time of the Geneva motor show, only one variant is initially being offered Down Under. It's not the sweet one, either...

2017 Kia Picanto detailed ahead of Geneva debut, Australian specs to be confirmed

The all-new 2017 Kia Picanto has been detailed for the European market ahead of its public debut at the Geneva motor show next month. Arriving in showrooms around Europe from the second quarter this year, the new Picanto is a huge step forward for the Korean brand's teeniest family member, with a focus on quality, technology and versatility...

2017 Kia Picanto revealed: Australian debut set for second quarter

The all-new 2017 Kia Picanto has been revealed online today, after a series of teaser images and revealing spy shots offered a first glimpse of what was to come. Shown here in its sports-styled GT-Line trim, the new 2017 Picanto will make its world premiere at the Geneva motor show in March before heading to Australia before the end of the second quarter...

Manual sales on the nose, even in the most price-sensitive segments

Manual transmission sales are dipping away across most segments when it comes to new car sales, and the effects are even being felt in the most price-sensitive parts of the market. The light car or city car segment has traditionally been important for manufacturers to offer cheap manual versions of their most affordable models to get buyers through their showroom doors...

2017 Kia Picanto captured in the wild

Hey there, angry ant. The next-generation Kia Picanto city car has been shot undisguised, as this photo published by our friends at IndianAutosBlog shows. The new picture comes a few days after Kia revealed a handful of official rendered images of the next Picanto (see below), showing a more mature, yet edgy, offering with a much more upmarket cabin...

2017 Kia Picanto spied

Images of the upcoming 2017 Kia Picanto have surfaced online, including shots of the new micro car's interior. Published on Korean website motorgraph the images show two heavily-disguised prototypes, but they do give an indication of the new Picanto's size and shape - especially when compared to the current-generation...

2017 Kia Picanto teased ahead of global debut

Despite its face having already been plastered across the internet, a trio of new teaser sketches for the upcoming 2017 Kia Picanto has been released online. As with the larger new Rio that came before it, this sketch hints at hot-hatch looks. But, as always, that will prove to be more the wishful thinking of its designer than any sort of genuine preview...

2017 Kia Picanto reveals Rio-inspired face in leaked photo

An image revealing the face of the next-generation 2017 Kia Picanto has leaked online before the new model’s debut in the coming months. Kia’s tiniest hatch hasn’t even been on sale in Australia for a year, but the current car was first launched in Europe back in 2011...

Kia Picanto hangs onto five-star ANCAP rating after local audit test

In a close call, analysis of an audit crash test carried out in June this year has seen the 2016 Kia Picanto hold onto the five-star ANCAP safety rating it was awarded in May. CarAdvice attended the audit crash test, which was conducted at Crashlab in Huntingwood, New South Wales...

ANCAP: Kia Picanto crashed locally in response to overseas results - UPDATE

UPDATE: Images of the crash test performed by ANCAP have been released. You can see the image below (white car) and in the Photos tab. The Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) has undertaken an audit test on the Kia Picanto at Sydney's Crashlab facility after alarming crash test results from the related ASEAN NCAP crash testing body...