Kia Picanto 2021 Review

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.

Kia picanto 2021 model

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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David’s boyhood passion for motor cars did not immediately lead to a professional role in the motor industry. A qualified Civil Engineer he specialised in traffic engineering and transport planning. What followed were various positions including being seconded to a government think-tank for the planning of transport firstly in Sydney and then for the whole of NSW. After working with the NRMA and as a consultant he moved to being an independent writer and commentator on the broader areas of transport and the more specific areas of the cars we drive. His half hour motoring program “Overdrive” has been described as an “informed, humorous and irreverent look at motoring and transport from Australia and overseas”. It is heard on 22 stations across Australia. He does weekly interviews with several ABC radio stations and is also heard on commercial radio in Sydney. David has written for metropolitan and regional newspapers and has presented regular segments on metropolitan and regional television stations. David is also a contributor for AnyAuto