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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...

Kia Picanto could see manual model added to Australian range

While the Kia Picanto has just recently launched with only an automatic transmission available, a manual option could be offered with the upcoming next-generation model. Damien Meredith, Kia Australia chief operating officer, told CarAdvice that the brand could consider a stick-shifting version of the sharply-priced Picanto...

2016 Hyundai Elantra and Kia Picanto get five-star ANCAP rating

The 2016 Hyundai Elantra has received a five-star ANCAP rating from Australia’s car safety watchdog. Newcomer to the Australian micro-car market, the Kia Picanto, was also given the top rating. With an overall score of 35.01 out of a possible 37 points, the Elantra scored full marks in a number of areas including side-impact crash testing (16 out of 16), as well as pole-impact testing (2 out of 2)...

Kia Picanto will outsell all rivals, says company

Kia has boldly predicted that its new Picanto hatch will become Australia’s top-selling micro car, even though no price-leading manual gearbox will be offered. Car-makers often shy away from making internal targets public, but not Kia Australia. It wants to capture 300 sales a month, many of which will come from rivals, but also from the used car market...

2016 Kia Picanto pricing and specifications

The 2016 Kia Picanto is the ideal offering for parents looking to buy their kids a first car, the company said this week at the micro car's Australian launch. The pint-sized Picanto is a rival for the Holden Spark and top-selling Mitsubishi Mirage at the smallest end of the market...

City cars coming in 2016

City cars Mainstream city cars Kia Picanto – March Holden Spark – Q1 Fiat 500 update – Q1 Mitsubishi Mirage update – Q1 MG 3 – April Luxury/sports city cars Abarth range update – Q1 Mini Convertible – April BMW i3 update – second half  ...

2016 Kia Picanto Australian launch confirmed for early next year

Kia has announced that its tiny Picanto hatch will hit Australia early next year, launching with just one feature-packed trim grade and one mechanical specification. Today’s news follows confirmation in July that the Picanto had been marked as a likely started for either late 2015 or early 2016...

Kia Picanto coming with $14,990 driveaway price-tag

The slot below the Kia Rio will be filled by a new model, the Kia Picanto, either late in 2015 or mid-2016, CarAdvice has learned. Kia Australia chief operating officer, Damien Meredith, told CarAdvice at an event in Sydney this week that buyers can expect the new Kia Picanto model to be priced at $14,990 driveaway, so a list price of $13,990 plus on-road costs could be the official ask...

2015 Kia Picanto facelift leaked

Images of the 2015 Kia Picanto have appeared online, revealing the updated styling of the micro car that appears on track to finally launch in Australia towards the end of this year. The facelifted Picanto - badged the Kia Morning in South Korea - gets a slimmer ‘tiger nose’ grille and a redesigned front bumper with a larger lower air intake and new foglights and housings – changes that make it more closely resemble the larger Rio city car...

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