Kia Picanto GT-Line gains new engine and equipment upgrades


Following the arrival of the Picanto at Donalds Kia in Bury St Edmunds last year, the range is now complete with the debut of the flagship 1.0 T-GDi engine. The new powerplant is the most powerful Picanto ever. It can accelerate to 60mph in just 9.8 seconds, before reaching a top speed of 112mph.

The latest engine to join the Picanto range is available now at Donalds and exclusively in ‘GT-Line’ and ‘GT-Line S’ grades - further broadening the appeal of Kia’s city car.

The car features larger sports bumpers and red highlights within the upper grille, side air intakes and side sills to deliver a sporting edge - with the dynamic look completed by a rear diffuser, twin exhaust tailpipes and 16-inch alloy wheels.

Bi-function projection headlights also deliver a racier look, alongside LED daytime running lights at the front, and LED lamps at the rear. Inside, the sporty appearance continues with black and red faux leather upholstery, stainless-steel pedals and satin chrome interior door handles.

‘GT-Line S’ models also feature an electric sunroof, heated front seats and steering wheel, automatic air conditioning, a smart key with engine start/stop button and cruise control with speed limiter. Satellite navigation, Kia Connected Services with TomTom® and a wireless mobile phone charger are also standard. The 3.8-inch Monochrome audio display has been replaced by a 7.0-inch touchscreen display with DAB radio and is compatible with Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay™.

The Picanto is available exclusively with a practical five-door bodystyle and is regularly one of the top five best-selling city cars. It boasts class-leading cabin space, with more leg and head room than all other rivals in the A-segment. The boot capacity is 255 litres – the most of any car in its class – with 60:40 split-folding rear seats, which can fold flat to increase the capacity to 1,010 litres.

James Morris, General Manager at Donalds Kia says, “The new Picanto is an exciting development for the range and is perfect for first-time owners or those looking for a smaller car. We look forward to test driving the new car with the people of Suffolk very soon.

As with every Kia, the Picanto ‘GT-Line’ and ‘GT-Line S’ 1.0 T-GDi models come with the best warranty in the business – seven years or 100,000 miles.

Donalds stocks a wide range of new and used cars including the Picanto. Prices start at £13,320 for the ‘GT-Line’ model, with the 'GT-Line S’ version costing £14,720.

Added: 13 July 2018

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