Kia Picanto 1.0l

The Picanto is a three star city car manufactured by South Korean manufacturer Kia. It’s simple, sleek design makes it a first choice for students and new professionals alike.


Since 2004 Kia has been producing its stellar 1.0 liter Kappa II engine driven Picanto. It is a nippy little thing which makes it perfect for Johannesburg driving conditions. It’s light on petrol, the steering is responsive, and although the interior is a tad on the plain side, it’s a good choice nonetheless. Here are the specs:

  • 51 @ 6 200RPM
  • 94Nm @ 3 500RPM
  • 1.0l In-line 3 cylinders 12 Valve DOHC
  • 35 litre fuel limit
  • 4.9 l/100km
  • 714 Kmenhanced kia picanto 3

By Shawn Greyling

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