Local arm continues to expand micro car range as sales keep growing, with more variants in the pipeline.
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Kia Australia has made the crossover-styled Picanto X-Line a permanent fixture in its range, following the success of this year's AO Edition.

Speaking with CarAdvice, Kia's local communications boss, Kevin Hepworth, said: "[The] X-Line is an ongoing model. The only difference is that it is no longer badged as an AO model".

We asked Hepworth if further variants are planned, such as a manual version of the sport-themed GT-Line, given the X-Line is offered with both five-speed manual and four-speed auto transmissions.

"There are plans underway for a manual gearbox for the GT-Line," he said.

"An official announcement will be out in due time."

The local Picanto range now comprises of four trim levels – S, GT-Line, GT and X-Line. Two powertrain options are available, though the 1.0-litre turbo is only available with the GT, and there are manual and auto options across the range depending on variant.

Pricing kicks off at $14,190 for the entry-level Picanto S manual, topping out at $17,990 for the flagship GT manual.

Kia continues to offer sharp drive-away pricing across most of the range, too, which we've listed below.

2019 Kia Picanto pricing

  • S – $14,190/$15,790 (5MT/4AT) OR $14,990/$16,490 drive-away
  • X-Line – $16,190/$17,790 (5MT/4AT) OR $16,990/$17,990 drive-away
  • GT-Line – $17,290 (4AT) OR $17,690 drive-away
  • GT – $17,990 (5MT) OR $17,990 drive-away