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2019 Kia Picanto GT review

While it mightn't be a proper 'GT', the turbocharged Kia Picanto is the definition of cheap thrills.

2019 Kia Picanto X-Line review

The higher-riding X-Line AO Edition is one half of Kia's expanded Picanto range alongside the warmed-up GT, giving prospective customers after its smallest model more choices. That's rarely a bad thing.

2019 Kia Picanto GT review

The Picanto GT is meant to attract new buyers to the super popular city car, but it presents a conflicted offering.

2018 Kia Picanto GT-Line review

Kia has bolstered its top-selling micro car range with a sporty-looking GT-Line variant – but is it more style over substance?

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2019 Suzuki Swift GL Navigator with Safety Pack v Kia Picanto GT-Line | Small Car Comparison

If you have around $20,000 to spend on a compact city car, it's hard to look past the Kia Picanto. It's surprisingly grown-up to drive and loaded with features, which is why it's comfortably the best-selling micro car in Australia. But size matters – so we've heard – and for not all that much more money than Kia demands, you could find yourself behind the wheel of something more substantial...

2019 Kia Picanto GT review: First Australian drive

Fans of small sporting hatches have been asking for the Picanto GT to come to Australia. Well, it's finally here... is it any good? Alborz Fallah finds out.

2018 Kia Picanto review: 5 Things

Lacklustre four-speed automatic transmission aside, there's a lot to like about Kia's punky little Picanto. James Wong explores here.

2016 Kia Picanto Walkaround

The Kia Picanto is a brand new arrival to the micro car segment. It’s only available in a single specification and on the road it feels quite mature for it’s size. The Picanto is quite an adorable looking micro car and it’s priced at $14,990 drive away. Your only option is this, one specification with an automatic transmission...

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Kia Picanto Comparisons

2019 Suzuki Swift GL Navigator with Safety Pack v Kia Picanto GT-Line

So, you have around $20,000 to spend on a small car. Is the Kia Picanto king, or does the bigger Suzuki Swift offer enough to justify its steeper price tag?

2018 Kia Picanto X-Line v Suzuki Ignis comparison

Australia is one of the world's more heavily urbanised populations, so it's incongruous that this nation of city slickers ignores cars with the smallest footprints. Yet we do. Well, not entirely. The Kia Picanto has rightly been credited with revitalising the so-called 'micro car' segment, as its 69 per cent market share shows...

Micro Car Comparison: Holden Spark v Kia Picanto v Mitsubishi Mirage v Suzuki Celerio v Hyundai Accent

Australia’s Micro Car market has been a hive of activity lately. Two brand new models have arrived, the Holden Spark and Kia Picanto, while the Mitsubishi Mirage has been updated. Add to this list the 15-month old Suzuki Celerio, and you have a mean little quartet of bargain-basement offerings. Each of these baby cars bring something unique to the table...

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2020 Kia Cerato and Picanto add new manual grades

Kia Australia has quietly introduced new variants of the Cerato and Picanto, both adding manual transmissions to popular trim levels. The new Cerato Sport manual and Picanto GT-Line manual have been added for the 2020 model year, offering stick shift versions of each grade for the first time and reducing their respective pricing compared to the current automatic offerings...

Car News Daily: Your daily download

Plenty has happened in the world of car news over the last 24 hours. If you haven't had time to read all the news on CarAdvice.com, catch up on your way home with Car News Daily, as Mandy Turner reads each news story word-for-word...

Automotive Industry Insights podcast: Hyundai Venue Australian drive

On this week's podcast you're joined by Mandy Turner, Trent Nikolic, and James Wong. James attended the local launch of the 2020 Hyundai Venue, and discusses what it's like to drive. Paul Maric speaks with Lamborghini's chief marketing officer, Katia Bassi. Trent was in Canberra last week for the local launch of the 2020 Peugeot 508, and James compares the Kia Picanto and Suzuki Swift...

Kia Picanto X-Line becomes permanent, GT-Line manual on the cards

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"...

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Kia Picanto Owner Reviews

2017 Kia Picanto S review

As two seniors, we were looking for the smallest, sensibly priced new 'city' car that we could buy. It had to be no bigger than a Yaris and had to be automatic, as Sydney traffic these days is getting too heavy for the daily grind of the manual we have used for the last decade. We narrowed the prospective field down to the Suzuki Ignis, Mitsubishi Mirage, Toyota Yaris and, of course, the Kia Picanto under review...

2017 Kia Picanto S review

  On reading all the professional reviews for the Kia Picanto, I found I was the opposite of the stereotypical intended purchaser. Why would I, a mid-20s male, and who is interested in cars, want a Picanto as my main car? Simple. In the Picanto, I think have found one of the most underrated packages on the Australian car market...

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