If you are looking for a well-equipped car with style, a modest price tag and perfect for urban driving, the new Kia Picanto X-Line fits the bill impeccably.
The Picanto X-Line model presents a sequence of rugged new design cues and is longer, wider and taller than conventional city cars, it also has increased ground clearance. Power is transmitted through the front wheels only but has a more rugged look. The striking SUV-style bumpers with metal-look skid plates at the front and rear, for a more confident and go-anywhere style.
Unique to the X-Line model, the grille and fog lamp surrounds are finished with lime green highlights, while black cladding around the side sills and wheel arches enhances the visual effect of the raised ground clearance. The exterior door handles are finished in body colour and privacy glass is fitted to the rear windows and tailgate. Finishing the more well-built look are twin exhaust outlets, 16-inch alloy wheels and projection headlights with LED daytime running lights and fog lamps.
The splashes of colour are carried over to the interior with lime green stitching for the flat-bottomed steering wheel, gear lever and armrests. The large 7.0-inch ‘floating’ touchscreen features DAB radio, as well as Bluetooth, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto for full smartphone use.
The latest Picanto is the safest A-segment car Kia has ever made, featuring an Advanced High Strength Steel body construction and six standard airbags (front, front side and curtain airbags). Active safety features are also included, such as standard-fit Vehicle Stability Management with Electronic Stability Control, to guarantee stability under braking and cornering. In addition, the X-Line is fitted with Autonomous Emergency Braking as standard,a key technology adopted to enhance safety in urban driving.
Torque Vectoring is also included and is a further aid to handling stability. It the anti-lock brake and ESC sensors, to detect when the car is drifting off its intended course in corners and gently brakes the inside rear wheel if the front of the car is running wide, or the outer rear wheel if the rear tyres are starting to slide outwards. All of the Picanto’s irreplaceable features help make this car what it is.
The ‘X-Line’ comes prepared with a powerful and advanced 83bhp 1,248cc four-cylinder, 16-valve engine developing 122Nm of torque. It provides lively performance for dirving around in urban traffic, with plenty in reserve for motorway driving. A five-speed manual gearbox is standard, this engine is suitable for all your journeys.