Used Car Review – Kia Picanto (2011-2017)

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Used Car Review – Kia Picanto (2011-2017)

in which tiny Korean hatchback will have a fresh design change in which year.


2011-2017 Kia Picanto


Slotting as the smallest vehicle in Kia’s/Hyundai’s line-up, the Kia Visto/Hyundai Atos twins are the cheapest vehicles in which can be purchased coming from the two Korean brands. Sold in numerous markets around the entire world, in which utilized a 1.0 or a 1.1 engine depending on the market as well as although production of the Kia variation ended earlier, the Atos enjoyed a longer life with European production ceased in 2007 as well as with the Indian market cutting assembly seven years later. The Picanto shares a platform of what would certainly be the successor of the Atos, the Hyundai i10 subcompact.

Having its debut at the Geneva Motor Show in 2011, the second generation Picanto can be longer than the design in which replaces as well as gets a fresh design language done by Peter Schreyer. A first because of in which vehicle can be the availability of a three door hatchback exclusively for the European market.

The late 00s as well as the early 2010s was a time where mini hatchbacks were the rage as well as the second generation Picanto ushered in. Although the category wasn’t in which much inside boom, the arrival of competitors such as the Mitsubishi Mirage, Toyota Wigo, as well as its compatriot Hyundai Eon throughout the years as well as low down payment schemes (you can have in which car for as low as P5,000) made in which one a well-known choice among buyers. A solo engine option inside form of the 1.0 with either transmission (manual as well as automatic) was first sold having a 1.2 followed later on. coming from 2014 onwards, 1.0 versions are paired to manuals while the 1.2 get automatics. Two variants were made available with the EX being the most common, the downgraded LX was offered for a limited time.

Value as well as Costs
Similar to vehicles aimed at first time owners, a used second gen Picanto costs between P240,000 to P440,000. versions sold coming from 2012 could hold the chunk of the remainder of the all 5 year supplier received a warranty, so in which pays to look for these. Since in which design are offered with low down schemes in which makes them a common sight in repossessed bank lots, in which can be a Great hunting place to start if you aim because of in which car.

Maintenance costs of these vehicles are on the lower side as well as on par with most Asian makes. A cause of concern of in which vehicle, in general, can be the auxiliary fan which tends to give up easily. as well as before we leave in which paragraph, we would certainly advise you to forget going for the automatics since in which can be not fuel friendly so choose a manual if possible.

external surfaces as well as Inner surface
Thanks to the efforts of Mr. Schreyer as well as company, the Picanto isn’t any more cute although rather in which shows its bolder side as well as does not look or shout budget meal. Little details which are integrated inside grille as well as the rear end makes the vehicle mistaken in which in which costs more than what in which offers. Prior to 2017, 1.0 manuals wear steel wheels with cover while alloys are exclusive to the 1.0 automatic as well as 1.2 versions. LX versions wear black bumpers as well as does not get a rear wiper while the EX can be Centeng colored as well as incorporates a rear washer system.

Inside reveals what could be a mixed bag, especially in which in which may disappoint you while at the same time, make you smile. Great thing can be you get, for the EX versions at least, all power amenities as well as keyless entry with alarm all coupled with an average Inner surface in its class as well as an Inner surface quality fit for cars costing more; bad news can be if you get a unit before the 2017 design year, in which does not have any airbag or anti-lock brakes as standard kit since competitors of the same cost have them plus the high quality Inner surface comes basic. Do not expect much as with some rivals come with touch screen monitor systems as well as even some having a navigation system head unit.

Most Picanto units would certainly contain a Hyundai derived 1.0 3-cylinder which has 68hp at 6,0 rpm as well as 94Nm at 3,500rpm in which can be fine puttering around although we choose the manual as a pair, since we said earlier in which going two pedals would certainly cost you more at the pump. Introduced in 2012 can be a 1.2 4-cylinder in which gains 86hp at 6,000rpm as well as 120Nm at 4,000rpm in which can be a livelier partner although as we said earlier, if paired to a manual.

Driving Impressions
If you want something in which can be easy to drive inside the city, in which can be one fine partner especially in which you get top notch visibility as well as light steering. Going to the highways shows its limitations especially in which its steering can be numb as well as a nervous ride.

Grown up already, the Picanto sheds in which cute image for something more mature. While there are some positives of in which vehicle, still some negatives such as the lack of safety kit for most units as well as a gas guzzling nature back in which off coming from the segments best.

The Great:

  • Spacious cabin
  • Easy to drive
  • High quality Inner surface
The Bad:
  • Basic Inner surface
  • Not much safety kit
  • Fuel sucker with the automatic
The Pick: Manuals

Engine: 998cc I3 as well as 1,197cc I4 gasoline
Power: 68hp @ 6,200rpm (1.0), 86hp @ 6,000rpm (1.2)
Torque: 94Nm @ 3,500rpm (1.0), 120Nm @ 4,000rpm (1.2)
Fuel Consumption: 7-12km/L (city), 10-15km/L (highway) (*estimated as well as varies)
Transmission: 5-speed manual, 4-speed automatic
Suspension: Front McPherson strut, rear torsion beam

cost (fresh): P495,000-P620,000
cost (right now): P240,000-P440,000
On Sale: 2011-2017
Rivals: Chevrolet Spark, Hyundai i10, Mitsubishi Mirage, Suzuki Celerio, Toyota Wigo

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