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2019 Kia Picanto GT review

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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.

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2019 Kia Picanto GT pricing and specs
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2019 Kia Picanto GT pricing and specs

Kia has revealed its new turbocharged Picanto GT will be priced from $17,990 drive-away, just $500 more than the existing GT-Line variant. That extra outlay brings a 1.0-litre three-cylinder turbocharged engine, making 74kW and 172Nm. That's up from the 62kW and 122Nm you get in the naturally-aspirated 1.25L engine in the regular Picanto...


CarAdvice podcast 125: Why are luxury car customers more satisfied?
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CarAdvice podcast 125: Why are luxury car customers more satisfied?

Joining Mandy Turner this week are Mike Costello and Scott Collie. In car news, the Kia Picanto GT has been given a 2019 arrival date, pricing and specs have been released for the Ford Mustang Ecoboost, Sydney has been labelled Australia's most congested city, and the Renault Alaskan could be set for a 2020 Australian launch...


Kia Picanto GT coming early in 2019
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Kia Picanto GT coming early in 2019

Kia will bolster the Picanto line-up with a proper GT variant in the first quarter of 2019, complete with a 1.0-litre turbocharged engine and a choice of transmissions. The car will be joined by another 'mystery' variant for the Australian Open, likely the Picanto X-Line, as Kia looks to continue its dominance of the micro car segment...


Kia Sportage GT, light hot-hatch on the cards - report
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Kia Sportage GT, light hot-hatch on the cards - report

Kia is considering a go-fast GT-badged version of its Sportage SUV, according to reports overseas, along with at least one new hot hatch. Albert Biermann, Kia and Hyundai's performance development boss, told press in Korea this week company hopes to add performance variants for most of its core models...