2017 Kia Picanto launched in South Africa at ZAR 134,995

17/07/2017 - 18:21 | ,   | Neelanjan Chakraborty

Following its European debut in Geneva in March, the third generation Kia Picanto has launched in South Africa. The car is available in four trim levels, Start, Street, Style and Smart.

Kia Picanto South Africa studio front three quarter
The Kia Picanto in its third generation comes with two petrol engines: 1.0 litre three-cylinder and 1.2 litre four-cylinder.

The A segment hatchback is almost the same size as its predecessor but boasts of improved cabin space with a 15 mm longer wheelbase. The boot space has also increased from 200 litre to 255 litre and is now the segment topper.

The base variant gets a single driver side airbag, two speaker audio system, air con and power steering. The Street trim gets passenger side airbag, ABS, remote central locking, steering mounted audio controls and 14 inch wheels. The Style trim gets fog lamps, daytime running lights, rear window wiper, auto light control and four speakers.

The range topping Kia Picanto Smart gets power windows, 7-inch touchscreen infotainment with Bluetooth & voice recognition and reverse camera. The Smart trim also gets aluminium pedals, leather wrapped steering wheel & gear knob and partial leather upholstery.

Kia Picanto interior South Africa
The 2017 Kia Picanto is available in four variants: Start, Street, Style and Smart.

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Powertrain options start with the 1.0 litre three-cylinder, naturally aspirated engine. The powerplant is capable of producing 49 kW (down from 51 kW) and 95 Nm of torque (up by 1 Nm). Also on offer is a 1.2 litre four cylinder mill producing 61 kW (down from 65 kW) of power and 122 Nm of torque (up by 2 Nm).

2017 Kia Picanto Price

Kia Picanto variant Price
Picanto 1.0 START Manual R 134,995
Picanto 1.0 STREET Manual R 149,995
Picanto 1.0 STYLE Manual R 159,995
Picanto 1.0 STYLE Auto R 172,995
Picanto 1.0 SMART Manual R 179,995
Picanto 1.2 START Manual R 150,995
Picanto 1.2 START Auto R 163,995
Picanto 1.2 STREET Manual R 165,995
Picanto 1.2 STYLE Manual R 175,995
Picanto 1.2 STYLE Auto R 188,995
Picanto 1.2 SMART Manual R 195,995

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