A car doesn’t need a lot of power to be enjoyable to drive The latest Kia Picanto is their smallest vehicle which dominates the compact passenger car segment taking three quarters of the sales.
The base has a modest 62 kW of power and the five-speed manual that could do with an extra gear but it was really fun to drive.
With less power, you need to be more engaged with the driving.
It’s aimed at the urban market but it toured on the open road very well without undue noise and on twisty country roads it felt really good.
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Picanto’s don’t have all the safety technology like lane keep assist but all now have an 8inch infotainment screen, Automatic Emergency breaking, and a rear view camera. And they still have a 7-year warranty.
The base model is $14,690 plus on roads there are currently driveaway deals for under $17,000.
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